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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

My wife and I took a trip to California last month. While we were on the left coast, we visited three famous observatories, one of which was the Mt. Wilson Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena.

http://www.mtwilson.edu/

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vis/map.pdf

I've posted an album of photographs that I took at Mt. Wilson on October 5th on my Facebook page.

I'm posting some of the pictures here.

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The drive up Mt. Wilson

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

Mt. Wilson Observatory Skyline Park

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

The television transmitters and towers of the Mount Wilson Electronics Reservation

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

The Cosmic Cafe

http://www.mtwilson.edu/cafe.php

http://www.facebook....atory/129955...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Tours are available on the weekends

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

Welcome to Mt. Wilson

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

The Mt. Wilson Astronomical Museum

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/museum.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

The interior of the museum

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

That's one big polishing lap

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

The 100-inch (2.5-meter) Hooker Telescope

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

The Museum was restored in 1997

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:02 AM

Solar telescope placard

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:04 AM

The 150-foot solar tower telescope

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/150ft.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:05 AM

The dome housing the 60-inch (1.5-meter) Hale Telescope

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/60in.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:07 AM

Optical configurations of the 60-inch scope

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:21 AM

The CHARA Interferometric Array

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/CHARA.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

You are here

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

My wife and the dome housing the 100-inch Hooker Telescope

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

The 100-inch Hooker Telescope as seen from the Visitors Gallery

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/100in.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

The observing chair

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:32 AM

That looks just like a 127mm Explore Scientific refractor ;)

http://www.mtwilson.edu/100inObs.php

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Close-up of the 100-inch reflector

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

Yours truly

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Plaque honoring Dr. Robert Jastrow

http://www.nytimes.c.../12jastrow.html

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

The Michelson 20-foot optical interferometer inside the CHARA Array exhibit hall

http://www.mtwilson.edu/vir/100/20fti/

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