NASA representatives said that the first object that the Webb Space Telescope will see will be a very bright star that looks like our Sun and is located in the constellation Ursa Major.
The telescope’s first target will be a very bright star in the constellation Ursa Major. Although it is only needed to adjust the main mirror.
NASA representatives said that the first object that the Webb Space Telescope will see will be a very bright star that looks like our Sun and is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The distance from us to the star HD 84406 is 260 light years. But the telescope does not need this star for research, but only to adjust its main mirror before the start of scientific work in a few months, according to Space.
The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination, the second Lagrange point, which is 1.5 million km from Earth. Now specialists on Earth are preparing the telescope for the start of scientific activity. With the help of the telescope, scientists want to learn more about the early universe and the first galaxies, and the telescope will also observe exoplanets and explore them.
star HD 84406. This very bright star is needed for the final adjustment of the telescope’s mirror. But it is of no scientific interest to Webb.
“Right now, this star is an ideal target to begin our search for photons, a search that will take us to the distant universe,” NASA says.
We remind you that astronomers recently showed how the Webb telescope was “lost” among the stars. The Virtual Telescope project has published the first image of “James Webb” surrounded by stars.