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Main Observatory building, Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton, San Jose, California, USA. James Lick Observatory, founded in 1888, is located on Mt. Hamilton east of San Jose, California. The observatory houses several telescopes and other astronomical instruments. Lick observatory has made major contributions to astronomy over the years and continues to be a prominent research institution. Pictured here is the main observatory building, shot with a wide-angle lens. The 40-inch Nickel reflector is in the dome on the left, with the 36-inch Great Lick refractor on the right.
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