Dogon people, Africa. The Dogon have been reported to know about the star Sirius B. Sirius B is is invisible to the human eye. Modern scientists are not sure how the Dogon received this knowledge. The Dogon have never had access to any sort of modern telescopes or any other tools of any kind.
X-ray, Optical & Radio Images of Cygnus A This supernova remnant is the remains of an exploded star that may have been witnessed by Chinese astronomers almost 2,000 years ago. Modern telescopes have the advantage of observing this object in light that is completely invisible to the unaided human eye. This image combines X-rays from Chandra (pink and blue) along with visible emission from hydrogen atoms in the rim of the remnant
The Vatican Observatory Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Vatican Observatory. The VOF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1986 in the state of Arizona to support the scientific and educational endeavors of the Vatican Observatory, including the maintenance and modernization of the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT).
Isaac Newton's Original Speculum Telescope Mirror - 4 inch. Own a fixed moment in time. Every modern telescope is based off this mirror and Newton's design. From the Hubble to the new Webb telescope, they all trace their ancestry to this mirror's design. The Original Mirror represents what Newton saw the day he pulled his from a sand mold. This is an untouched new mirror. The mirror is 4 inches in diameter and was hand poured in my foundry. It is 6.7 times larger than the 2 inch mirror…