The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of the United States Space Agency (NASA) was observed cruising through space in the depths of the universe to observe distant stars and galaxies. Italian astrophysicist Gianluca Masi managed to capture images of the observatory through the robotic telescope “Elena” from the Virtual Telescope Project.
launched into space a few days ago, in a big maneuver that Brazil was also involved in this., JWST is ready to start the next phase of its mission. After activating your broadband, Telescope Capable of capturing infrared light will unfold like an origami position your mirrors correctly,
The GIF below shows a single, unfiltered, 120-second exposure of JWST flying through space at an altitude of 550,000 kilometers — about 1.5 times the average distance from the Moon. The observatory is marked by an arrow.
The James Webb Space Telescope went into space last Wednesday (29). Image: Virtual Telescope Project
Recordings made by the Plainwave 17″+Paramount ME+SEBIG STL-6303E Robotic Telescope combined several images to create the animation above. “Elena” followed the movement of James Webb, so the observatory appears as a fixed white dot in the center of the image, while the stars appear to be moving.
The JWST target is a stable orbit around Lagrange point L2. It is one of the five points of gravitational equilibrium between the Earth and the Sun, located at a distance of about 1.5 million kilometers from us. This distance makes it impossible to repair the telescope. So if a fundamental mistake does happen, it’s goodbye to a $9.7 billion NASA mission.
NASA announced this week that Webb has more fuel than expected, a result of the accuracy with which it was put into orbit by the Ariane 5 rocket. Much longer than the originally estimated 10 years”.