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Best Astronomical Images on the Web

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Best Astronomical Images on the Web Last Updated on 2010-05-03 00:00:00 Best Astronomical Images on the Web By Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College) Version 3.1 (February 2010)               One of the best things about astronomy these days is the abundance of fabulous images, both from telescopes on the ground and our many instruments in space. Many of these images were produced with government funds and are not under copyright. Others are from university and nonprofit observatories, which often have liberal policies when it comes to educational uses. And, with the growth of digital photography and the decreasing cost of hobbyist telescopes, many amateur astronomers are also making remarkable images of the deep sky.  The list below is not comprehensive, but will introduce some of our favorite image archives.   1. The Top Image... More »