Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mt. Wilson Observatory

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Caption: The 60-in telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory, California, USA. Originally built in 1908, is one of the most productive and successful telescopes in astronomical history. It is currently configured as a multi-purpose instrument capable of providing different optical configurations for a variety of scientific uses as well as public outreach. Mt. Wilson observatory, founded in 1904, is located north of Los Angeles in Southern California. Over the years there has been a number of revolutionary discoveries made at Mt. Wilson Observatory.

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