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Princeton and the telescope

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Apache Point Observatory
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Apache Point Observatory

1998 Sloan Digital Sky Survey, 98.4"

Professor James Gunn designs a telescope at Apache Point in New Mexico that creates the most elaborate map in history.

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Video: Picturing the universe
View a series of images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, captured by a telescope at Apache Point, N.M., designed by Princeton astronomy professor Jim Gunn.