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4-Meter Mayall Telescope vs Phoenix Light Pollution

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4-Meter Mayall Telescope vs Phoenix Light Pollution

My first time observing as an astronomer was in January 2018 at Kitt Peak National Observatory. This was also the first time I saw the Milky Way, and the first time I became truly aware of just how problematic light pollution is. Pictured here is the Mayall 4-Meter Telescope, and the horizon is lit up by Phoenix.

Photographer: Lauren Laufman