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The University of California's Lick Observatory
Summit of Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California


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Lookout west from Mount Hamilton

Lookout west from Mount Hamilton

A lookout west towards the Santa Clara Valley from the main observatory building on Mount Hamilton.

Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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Lick Observatory entrance foyer

Lick Observatory entrance foyer

The grand entrance foyer to the "palace of science", Lick Observatory, University of California.

summit of Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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Great Lick Refractor telescope

Great Lick Refractor telescope

The Great Lick Refractor, at 36 inches diameter the second largest telescope of this kind in existence.

the University of California's Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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Great Lick Refractor telescope dome

Great Lick Refractor telescope dome

On the catwalk in the dome built specifically for the 36-inch Great Lick Refractor telescope.

Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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East of the main building at Lick Observatory

East of the main building at Lick Observatory

Looking east from the Lick Observatory main building to residential buildings and observatory domes on the summit of Mount Hamilton.

Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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A row of observatory domes on Mount Hamilton

A row of observatory domes on Mount Hamilton

A row of observatory domes follow the summit ridge of Mount Hamilton.

University of California's Lick Observatory, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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The Shane 120-inch Telescope

The Shane 120-inch Telescope

The Shane 120-inch reflector telescope at the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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Massive support structure for the Shane Telescope

Massive support structure for the Shane Telescope

The massive horseshoe-shaped support for the 120-inch Shane reflector telescope, once second largest in the world.

the University of California's Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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Aluminizing chamber at the Lick Observatory

Aluminizing chamber at the Lick Observatory

The aluminum mirror finish on telescope mirrors is peridoically re-applied in this chamber.

Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California

Date photographed: January 27, 2012
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