I like the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope (UKIRT); they do amazing work and have been doing so for 25 years. However, they’ve just released one of the most stunning data sets I’ve seen for a long time – the first release from their deep infrared survey, UKIDSS. This is the deepest and largest infrared survey ever made, the result of work that’s been going on since 2005. Sadly I missed the press conference as I was working on my talk, but luckily, Pamela has the full story here. And if you’re more a pictures than a words person, I recommend you jump straight into the site here and explore the gallery. The images are great, but my favourite UKIRT image is still the one below – the Chicken nebula.
January 9th, 2008
Posted by chrislintott in Images