A service to monitor the observations of James Webb and Hubble in real time is created

We are grateful to space telescopes for the pleasure of admiring photos of the diversity of space. Most often, touching pictures are provided to us by James Webb and Hubble. The results of their observations are posted almost every week. But is it possible to check what they are watching now? Fortunately, NASA has created the Space Telescope Live service, which allows you to join scientific missions of space telescopes and observe what objects in space James Webb and Hubble are currently looking at in real time. 

James Webb Space Telescope. Image: NASA

To access the James Webb and Hubble Space Telescope web tools, visit WebbTelescope and HubbleSite, respectively. By clicking on the link, you will be taken to a portal that displays current and past observations of the telescope, as well as provides many details about the research conducted even before they are published to the public. 

At the time of writing, James Webb was studying the quasar J110041.94+580001.3 using the NIRSpec and MIRI tools. This research is carried out as part of the general study of supermassive black holes and active galaxies at distances z ~4-6. In turn, Hubble conducted a study of the intergalactic medium to determine the physical conditions and stages of the evolution of gas halos using the example of the object QSO-J1427+2632. The image that you will see on both trackers will not look like those vivid photos that are published on the Internet. This is because you will see the raw data as it is received by telescope operators.

James Webb’s observation of the HST10 object

Visitors also have the opportunity to view old observations using the “Previous Target” buttons, as well as learn about future scientific missions using the “Next Target” button. In addition to the variety of objects observed by telescopes – from nebulae to stars and galaxies – the services give us an idea of how the telescope monitors its targets in the sky, and also shows how many different observations can be carried out in one day by the most productive telescopes of our time.

Earlier, we reported on how the secret of James Webb’s vivid photographs was revealed.

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