Laurie Hatch Photography
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MOUNT HAMILTON SUMMIT
LH0450 MOUNT HAMILTON SKYLINE
2006 May 14
An early 20th century travel booklet states: “It is a liberal education to visit Mt. Hamilton. The vastness of the universe, the achievements of science are sufficient to fill the heart and to occupy the mind of the most intellectual and ambitious.” Formerly known as La Sierra Ysabel, “The Ham” is now populated by ten telescopes whose ages span over 130 years. Looking east from left to right, foreground: The Main Building houses the 40“ Nickel Reflector on the left; the larger open dome of the Lick 36” Refractor is right. In the middle ground are four domes left to right (only three are readily visible): the silver Crocker dome, the large Shane 3-meter Reflector , the Carnegie Astrograph (virtually hidden), and the 2.4-meter Automated Planet Finder (APF). The dome of the 0.76-meter Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT) is in the center background.
A VIEW FROM LICK OBSERVATORY
Lick Observatory crowns the 4200-foot summit of Mt. Hamilton above central California’s Silicon Valley. This research station serves astronomers from University of California campuses and their collaborators worldwide. Eccentric Bay Area businessman and philanthropist James Lick funded construction in the 1880’s, envisioning the Observatory as a premier astronomical facility, and also as his memorial and final resting place. Lick is entombed in the base of the Lick 36” Refractor, the most powerful telescope on the planet when built. It remains the world’s second largest refractor. The mountaintop is populated by ten telescopes which are supported by resident staff and by headquarters at UC Santa Cruz. Acclaimed for academic excellence, technical expertise, and superior instrumentation, Lick Observatory probes the expanding frontiers of space.
Nikkor 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
ISO Digital: 100
Exposure: 1/1250 second @ f/5.0
Raw image file data were adjusted, optimized, and sharpened for digital output.
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Lick Observatory, 7281 Mount Hamilton Road, Mount Hamilton, CA 95140
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