Lick Observatory Image Gallery

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  • E.E. Barnard posing with the 36-inch refractor circa 1890. (Mary Lea Shane Archives, UCSC Libraries)
  • Lick Observatory circa 1886
  • Lick circa 1886 horses
  • Cleaning the Shane 3 m mirror before re-aluminizing. Lick Observatory.
  • A clean Shane 3 m mirror moving to the re-alumnizing tank.
  • The 3 m Shane mirror being moved from cleaning to the re-aluminizing tank.
  • Replenishing the dry ice, Image-Dissector Scanner, Shane 3 m , Lick Observatory.
  • Freshly aluminized 3 m Shane mirror heads back into telescope, Lick Observatory.
  • The waning gibbous moon rises behind Lick Observatory on the Summit of Mt. Hamilton. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Iodine Cell on the Shane 3-meter Telescope at Lick Observatory. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Lick 36" Refractor is seen in this long time exposure at dusk. This image is installed in the Smithsonian. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Automated Planet Finder Telescope dome shortly after sunset. Lick Observatory (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Shane 3m with Laser Guide Star, and Automated Planet Finder (APF) telescopes at Lick Observatory. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • Claire Max at the Shane 120" telescope with Adaptive Optics, Laser Guide Star, Lick Observatory. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT) at Lick Observatory. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Anna Nickel 40" Reflector at Lick Observatory, with Optical SETI instrument. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The Shane 3-meter telescope and tracking Laser Guide Star are seen in a lengthy time exposure as dawn begins to brighten the eastern sky. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • A spectacular conjunction, or clustering of celestial objects, adorns the darkening sky above Mt. Hamilton. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • The evening sun sets storm clouds ablaze after a week's winter gale, reflected on the Main Building and on the dome of the Lick 36" Refractor. (Image courtesty of L. Hatch © )
  • Annual Fall Graduate Student Observational Astronomy Workshop held at Lick Observatory.

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