Utah State astronomers get new 20-inch telescope

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A new telescope will give skywatchers at Utah State a better view of outer space. The 20-inch telescope was installed Tuesday. James Coburn, who is part of the university’s physics department, says the new scope will provide a sharper view of planets, stars and galaxies than the previous 14-inch machine. The 135-pound telescope is mounted at the university’s observatory. Coburn will be busy this week calibrating the telescope and testing computer software. The public will have a chance to test it out at an event in the coming months.

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