Lick Observatory

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Lick Observatory
The main observatory building and the South (large) Dome, home of the 91-centimeter (36-inch) James Lick telescope.
The main observatory building and the South (large) Dome, home of the 91-centimeter (36-inch) James Lick telescope
Code 662  
Location San Jose, California, USA
Coordinates
Altitude 1,283 m (4,209 ft)
Weather 300 clear nights/year
Website
http://www.ucolick.org
Telescopes
C. Donald Shane telescope 3 m (9.8 ft) reflector
Automated Planet Finder 2.4 m (94 in) reflector
James Lick telescope 91 cm (36 in) refractor
Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope 76 cm (30 in) reflector
Anna L. Nickel telescope 1 m (39 in) reflector
Crossley telescope 90 cm (35 in) reflector
Carnegie telescope 50.8 cm (20 in) twin refractor

The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory. It is owned and operated by the University of California. It is on Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range just east of San Jose, California, USA. The observatory is managed by the University of California Observatories. Its headquarters is on the campus of University of California, Santa Cruz.

Significant discoveries[change | change source]

The following astronomical objects were discovered at Lick Observatory:[source?]

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