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    It's a very interesting design layout, although it would of course only
    be able to see part of the heavens:
    http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0409/17outdohubble/

    Pat


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    Default Hubble versus the Antarctic telescope

    > http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0409/17outdohubble/

    It does seem intriguing, but I can't help but wonder whether it will
    really be as cheap or as capable as claimed.

    And as for being better than Hubble, I'm sure it depends on what you
    are doing. It won't do Ultraviolet, I'd be fairly confident in
    saying. There are plenty of telescopes which are just as good, or
    better, than Hubble at some things. There aren't any which match all
    of its capabilities.


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    Default Hubble versus the Antarctic telescope

    Jim Kingdon wrote:


    The HST also has a darker background, since it doesn't have to
    contend with airglow (granted, that's reduced during the antarctic
    winter.)

    Paul


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    Paul F. Dietz wrote:



    Maybe they intend to use the Antarctic ozone hole to let it get at least
    some UV coverage.

    Pat


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    The NGST will replace the Hubble and be much larger and more powerful.

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    Default Hubble versus the Antarctic telescope

    Jim Kingdon <kingdon@panix.com> wrote in message news:<p4wmzzmew8r.fsf@panix5.panix.com>...
    Are you sure ? This may be the silver lining of the ozone hole...

    Mostly joking. Anyone know how much of a difference it would make for
    astronomical purposes ?


 

 

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