Kitt Peak National Observatory
The dome of the Nicholas U. Mayall 158-inch telescope
The Nicholas U. Mayall 158-inch telescope.
Weight of the telescope is almost 300 tons.
The dome of the 84-inch telescope
The fork mounted 84-inch telescope
The Mc Math Solar Telescope
The Mc Math Solar Telescope 80-inch heliostat mirror.
This is the view from the enclosed observation deck located at ground level.
Looking down the 500-foot telescope form the enclosed observation deck. Light is
bounced off the 80-inch mirror down the 500-foot length to a 60-inch diameter mirror.
The light is then returned back upward along the same path to a 48-inch mirror where it
is again bent, at a 90-degree angle, downwards to the observer in the observation room.
The 48-inch mirror as viewed from the enclosed observation deck located at ground level.