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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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