Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory

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Shane 120-inch reflector
The biggest telescope on top of the hill, the 120-inch Shane Reflector
Main Observator
The main observatory entrance. That's the dome for the 34-inch refractor, the first telescope that was built from a donation by James Lick.
34-inch Refector
The eyepiece end of the 34-inch refractor
34-inch refractor
The top of the pedestal. The telescope weighs over 12 tons, but is so finely balanced that only one person is needed to move it
Pedestal base
The base of the telescope. The floor can be raised for when the telescope is pointed at the horizon.
Tomb of James Lick
The tomb of James Lick under the floor of the telescope. He died before construction on the telescope was completed.