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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Why isnt there visible light astronomy?

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That was the first---Started with Galileo.  and still goes on, especially in EXOPLANET Search.----But we would MISS quite a lot by just looking at visible light alone.

  • 1 month ago

    There is.  I don't understand how you think there isn't.

  • 1 month ago

    Well, DUH!  Look up "Hubble Deep Field" and look at some pretty awe-inspiring astronomy done in the visible light spectral range.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What a strange question.  It's going on every time you look at the sky.  You see stars in visible light.  Why is that not astronomy?

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  • 1 month ago

    There is Visible Light Astronomy Skippy

    We can look at our Solar System planets and nearby Stars through Visible Light Telescopes

    Even one you might have at home

    Even Hubble uses it mostly

    Some objects may be difficult to see but with special filters and different Wavelengths they can be clear as day

     Light makes everything visable

  • Acetek
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    A vast majoity of telescopes on Earth are visible light telescopes.

  • 1 month ago

    that is regular astronomy. 

  • 1 month ago

    Well, using visible light is how astronomy got started, and it’s still going strong... every kid who gets a telescope for their birthday is using visible light. 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    there is. In fact, it has existed since before any other type.

  • 1 month ago

    Living under a bridge does tend to restrict your view!

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