Upgraded telescope “William Herschel” in the Canary Islands will be engaged in a detailed study of the origin of the Milky Way
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Upgraded telescope “William Herschel” in the Canary Islands will be engaged in a detailed study of the origin of the Milky Way

The telescope is located at an observatory in Canary Islands. After installing the Weev device, it will be able investigate the origins of the Milky Way more closely.

The Weave device is made up of more than 80,000 pieces and has been in development for over 10 years. It is made up of many fiber optic tubes and a disc. After pointing the telescope at an area of the sky, astronomers determine their position. The Weev robotic “fingers”, which are robots, then extend a tube to the appropriate spot on the disk for each celestial body. It allows the light to pass through another device. This is where the spectral analysis takes place.

It takes approximately an hour to study all information. On the opposite side of the disk is prepared a set with the next 1000 objects, to which fiber optic tubes are attached. Astronomers will then be able to study approximately 5 million stars in less than one year. This includes determining their chemical composition and age. ” Weev will help to understand the formation process of large galaxies, and how many formed our galaxy,” Gavin Dalton (the inventor of the device) explained.

Built in 1987, the William Herschel telescope is Europe’s second-largest. He was responsible for the discovery of a large black hole at the center of the Milky Way and the first observations made of a gamma radiation burst. Named after William Herschel (1738-1822), the British astronomer who discovered Uranus and the Saturn moons, the telescope was named.

 

Upgraded telescope “William Herschel” in the Canary Islands will be engaged in a detailed study of the origin of the Milky Way
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