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Dome of William Herschel telescope

Dome of William Herschel telescope

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DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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The open dome of the 4.2 metre (165-inch) William Herschel Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, in the Canary Islands. Commissioned in 1987 & operated by the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the instrument is the third largest single mirror telescope in the world. The observatory is located at an altitude of 2400 metres (8000 feet).

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