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Hubble's Variable Nebula, taken by Edwin Hubble himself. He was given the honor of making the first observation on the 200" Hale Telescope on Mount Palomar. For nearly half a century it was the world's largest telescope. Mona Evans "Palomar Observatory" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178826.asp

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Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261.) The first official photograph taken through the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory. The exposure was made by Edwin Hubble from the prime focus observing cage on the night of January 26, 1949. It's a reflection nebula illuminated by a young star known as R Monocerotis (R Mon). Mona Evans, "Palomar Observatory" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178826.asp

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Images from Hubble Space Telescope. Star cluster Pismis 24 hangs over the dusty clouds of NGC 6357, a nebula about 8000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tight binary orbit. Each star is about a hundred times the Sun's mass.

Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2, 000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

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Crab Nebula (GC 1157). As seen by Laurence Parsons and RJ Mitchell through Lord Rosse's 72-inch telescope. (Drawing: RJ Mitchell)

Earthrise . Taken from Apollo 8 on the first manned voyage around the Moon, Christmas Eve 1968. It has been called "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." (Credit: William Anders, NASA image AS8-14-2383) Mona Evans, "Christmas in the Skies" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art36154.asp

First photograph of a solar eclipse. This daguerreotype image was taken of the 1851 eclipse by Berkowski (first name never published) of the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia. (Public domain image). Mona Evans, "Photography and the Birth of Astrophysics" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19545.asp

First successful photograph of a heavenly body. John William Draper took this image of the Moon in 1840. It was a 20-minute Daguerreotype exposure through a telescope. ©Mona Evans "Photography and the Birth of Astrophysics" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19545.asp

Drawing of the Moon July 26, 1609, by Thomas Harriot. The first documented viewing of a heavenly body seen through a telescope. Observed in Syon Park, Isleworth, England. ©Mona Evans, “Syon House” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49706.asp

First ever look at the far side of the Moon. The photo was taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 on Oct. 7, 1959. The right three-quarters of the disk is the far side. A = Mare Moscoviense, B = Tsiolkovsky Crater with central peak, C = Mare Smythii (on the near side-far side border) and D = Mare Crisium (near side). (Credit: Roscosmos) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32833.asp

A copy of Edwin Hubble's 4-by-5-inch glass plate of M31, which he took with the 100-inch telescope on Mount Wilson. He marked three stars N, thinking they were novae — but later realized that one was a Cepheid variable. (Credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team)

View of William Herschel's 40-foot telescope at Slough, by Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), 1839. This is the oldest existing photograph taken on glass. Mona Evans, "John Herschel" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183381.asp

Galileo Galilei, The Moon, 1610. Through a telescope Galileo saw that the Moon had mountains and depressions. Some people refused to believe it.