The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Telescope

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Telescope

R110/0257 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: FERMILAB/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: SDSS Telescope. View of a male astronomer working on the main telescope (upper centre) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The telescope is situated at the Apache Point observatory, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, USA. The telescope was specially designed to create a map of the sky. The telescope's camera uses electronic sensors to turn light into a stream of digitised data. The telescope also uses two spectrographs, instruments that probe the composition and distance of celestial objects. SDSS aims to map a quarter of the entire sky determining the position and absolute brightness of more than 100 million celestial objects.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: apache point, apache point observatory, astronomer, astronomy, astrophysics, at work, new mexico, observatory, optical telescope, sdss, sloan digital sky survey, telescope

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.