Hem Observatory, France

Hem Observatory, France

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Caption: Hem Observatory, near the town of Hem, in France. The Hem Observatory is an example of a private observatory. Private observatories were built in the 19th and early 20th century by wealthy amateur astronomers, in the period before modern astronomy became too expensive for individuals.

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