Caption: Saturn's rings were tilted 26.5[degrees] from our line of sight when Damian Peach captured this image with the 106-cm f/17 Cassegrain at Pic du Midi Observatory
on June 11, 2017.
These representations of the albedo features recall some of the more detailed studies previously made at Pic du Midi Observatory
. (1) Seeing quality varied from day to day, and is reflected in the degree of detail shown.
Using the high-sensitivity NARVAL spectropolarimeter installed at the Bernard-Lyot telescope at the Pic du Midi Observatory
in France, a team of astronomers detected the effect of a magnetic field (known as the Zeeman effect) in the light emitted by Vega.
Scientists at the world-renowned Pic du Midi observatory
in the Pyrenees say light from surrounding cities is preventing them from getting a good look at the heavens.
The researchers used instruments on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope atop Hawaii's Manna Kea and the Bernard-Lyot Telescope at the Pic du Midi Observatory
in France to record the polarization of light from the star and the magnetic splitting of spectral lines.
Brunier, an award-winning science journalist, and Lagrange, who is director of research at the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), begin with a history of telescopes, followed by profiles of 36 land-based observatories, including the Pic du Midi Observatory
in France, the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile, the Parkes Radio Observatory in Australia, and the Narayangaon Interferometer in India.
This summer a new museum for stargazers, the Musee des Etoiles, opened at the Pic du Midi observatory
, one of Europe's oldest and highest observatories, sited at 2,877 metres in the French Pyrenees.
Damningly, a series of photographs taken that night through the 24-inch refractor at Pic du Midi Observatory
in France failed to record anything out of the ordinary.
(9) For a map based upon visual and photographic observations made at the Pic du Midi observatory
during 1942-'44 on the basis of the 88-day period, see G.
17 at the Pic du Midi Observatory
in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France, showed them close together but distinct.
French astronomer Pierre Guerin recorded Saturn in 1969 through the 1.07-meter (42-inch) reflector at Pic du Midi Observatory
. His negatives appeared to show a faint, diffuse glow that extended outward from the planet's cloud tops and was separated from the inner edge of ring C by a distinct gap.
The same features have been seen by professionals at Meudon Observatory, Pic du Midi Observatory