The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT)

The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) and the Messier Objects


The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) was designed for use on Space Shuttle

missions. It was hitherto successfully flown twice, and has provided a

considerable number of interesting images in the ultraviolet part of the

spectrum, which cannot be observed from the Earth’s surface because of the


The telescope was used to study all kinds of astronomical objects, therefore

including many clusters, nebulae, and galaxies from Messier’s catalog.

Consequently, we have a considerable percentage of these images included in

our database.


Hartmut Frommert

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Christine Kronberg

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Last Modification: 8 Mar 1998, 17:30 MET

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