The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) and the Messier Objects

[uit_orb.jpg] The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) was designed for use on Space Shuttle missions. It was hitherto successfully flown twice, and has provided a considerable number of interesting images in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, which cannot be observed from the Earth's surface because of the atmosphere.

The telescope was used to study all kinds of astronomical objects, therefore including many clusters, nebulae, and galaxies from Messier's catalog. Consequently, we have a considerable percentage of these images included in our database.


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