Kitt Peak National Observatory
Tucson, Arizona

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.


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