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My Visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory
      #5507904 - 11/07/12 04:37 AM Attachment (75 downloads)

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.

Dave Mitsky

The drive up Mt. Wilson


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Mt. Wilson Observatory Skyline Park

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The television transmitters and towers of the Mount Wilson Electronics Reservation

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The Cosmic Cafe

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

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cosmic-Cafe-at-Mt-Wilson-Observatory/129955...


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Tours are available on the weekends

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Welcome to Mt. Wilson

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The Mt. Wilson Astronomical Museum

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


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The interior of the museum

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That's one big polishing lap

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The 100-inch (2.5-meter) Hooker Telescope

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The Museum was restored in 1997

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Solar telescope placard

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The 150-foot solar tower telescope

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


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

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


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Optical configurations of the 60-inch scope

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The CHARA Interferometric Array

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


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You are here

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      #5507929 - 11/07/12 05:25 AM Attachment (46 downloads)

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

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

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


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The observing chair

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