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Shane Telescope

(C. Donald Shane Telescope)
(3.05 m reflector telescope at Lick Observatory)

The Shane Telescope is a 3.05 m (120 inch) reflector telescope at Lick Observatory. It began operation in 1959 and was the second largest reflecting telescope in the world until the 1970s. The telescope has an equatorial mount. Depending upon the particular instrument's mounting, the telescope functions as a Cassegrain reflector, a prime focus reflector, or a coudé focus telescope reflector. Among its current instruments:

Past instruments:

Further reading:

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coudé focus telescope
Lick Observatory
monolithic mirror