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The telescopes of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory at sunset, taken from Cerro Pachon.

The telescopes of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory at sunset. This image was taken from Cerro Pachon approximately 15 miles away. The largest dome visible is for the Blanco 4-meter telescope, the dome is roughly 150 feet tall.

Credit: Robert (Scott) Fisher, NSF.


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An image of the secondary mirror of the Gemini North telescope.

An image of the secondary mirror of the Gemini North telescope is shown. The silver-coated mirror has a diameter of just over 41 inches and weighs approximately 100 pounds.

Credit: Robert (Scott) Fisher, NSF.


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