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The best space photos of Russian astronomers

The main supplier of space photos today are Hubble, VLT and other foreign telescopes, but Russian observatories can also receive high-quality photos of space. We present a selection of images taken with the help of Russian telescopes in honor of the 56th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin. Today the astronomical heart of Russia is the Caucasus - here is the largest in the CIS Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the territory of which in the Soviet time telescopes BTA and RATAN-600 were built, which for a long time had no analogues in the world and occupied the leading role in the development of astronomy.

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