Telescopes
Telescopes and Observatories. Hover pointer over thumbnail for caption. 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. Solar observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002. Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002. Sunset seen from Kitt Peak, Arizona, 2002. Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.
Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004. This small dish is used for a visitor center demonstration, National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro, New Mexico, 2004.  Note the sign. 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. Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004. Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico, 2004.
Evans Facility, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004. Dunn Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, 2004. Very Large Array in the second-widest of four formations, New Mexico, March 2005.

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