Telescopes
Telescopes and Observatories. Click on thumbnail to load larger image.
The Pluto Discovery Telescope, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2002.  Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto by analyzing photos from this telescope in 1930.
Pluto Discovery
Solar observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002.
Kitt Peak Solar
Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002.
Kitt Peak
Sunset seen from Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002.
Kitt Peak
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.
Very Large Array NM
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.
Very Large Array NM
This small dish is used for a visitor center demonstration, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.  Note the sign.
Very Large Array NM
This is an Askania GTK 40 built in the late 30s to gather data on V2 launches.  The American military brought it to White Sands Missle Range in 1946 for the same purpose.  Missle Range Museum, New Mexico, 2004.
White Sands NM
Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004.
Apache Point NM
Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004.
Apache Point NM
Evans Facility, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004.
Sacramento Pk Solar
Dunn Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004.
Sacramento Pk Solar
Very Large Array in the second-widest of four formations, New Mexico, March 2005.
Very Large Array NM

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