Hot off the presses… First Light!

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PACS has seen first light, taking an image of the galaxy M51. I’ve not seen the image yet, it should be made public on Friday and I’m not allowed to see it before that, but the word is that it looks good, and the fast processed image is at least as good as the best images from Spitzer of this object.

Not bad for a first blind ‘point and shoot’!

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3 Responses to “Hot off the presses… First Light!”

  1. eliasjordan Says:

    Wonderful! I can’t wait to see the Image!

  2. Dee Doe Says:

    Can’t wait to see it – wish it was Friday! 😀

  3. Chronik des Universums: Juni 2009 « Skyweek Zwei Punkt Null Says:

    […] 16. Juni: Herschel hat das erste Bild aufgenommen, von Messier 51. Es soll gelungen sein und wird am 19.6. […]

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