McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory

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Credit: Larry Landolfi/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: At 6,800 feet in altitude, McDonald Observatory atop Mt. Locke in Ft. Davis, Texas, enjoys some of the clearest and darkest skies in the continental United States. Here a crowd gathers for a public star party at the visitor center to enjoy the beautiful night sky. Composite image.

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