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
Code662  
LocationSan Jose, California, USA
Coordinates
Altitude1,283 m (4,209 ft)
Weather300 clear nights/year
Website
http://www.ucolick.org
Telescopes
C. Donald Shane telescope3 m (9.8 ft) reflector
Automated Planet Finder2.4 m (94 in) reflector
James Lick telescope91 cm (36 in) refractor
Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope76 cm (30 in) reflector
Anna L. Nickel telescope1 m (39 in) reflector
Crossley telescope90 cm (35 in) reflector
Carnegie telescope50.8 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?]

References[change | change source]

  • Campbell, William Wallace (1902). "The Lick Observatory And Its Problems". Overland Monthly, and Out West Magazine XL (3): 321–. https://books.google.com/?id=1gYNAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA3-PA321. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  • Vasilevskis, S. and Osterbrock, D. E. (1989) "Charles Donald Shane" Biographical Memoirs, Volume 58 pp. 489–512, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, ISBN 0-309-03938-X

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