Anglo-Australian Telescope

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Australia is a world leader in astronomy. This is the dome of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Siding Springs, near Coonabaraban, NSW, Australia. The telescope survived a horrendous bushfire in January 2013. Located in the Warrumbungles National Park, the optical telescope was the third largest telescope in the world when built in 1974, with an aperture of 3.9 metres (153").

My Astro image page. My other AAO images are here and my other observatory images are here

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Comments (14)

ebi lutze on December 29, 2012

Hi Roger from the group A1-Unique Australia, wishing you all a happy 2013. a fine photo and excellent information L Regards

Roger Powell on December 29, 2012

Thanks Ebi, it was a great place to visit, a huge telescope in the middle of a National Park.

GasGasL€X on January 4, 2013

Fascinating places to visit these giant telescopes. Was saddening to visit the Canberra one all burn out from the bushfires... Top pic!

Roger Powell on July 13, 2013

Just revisited this page and saw your comment about the Mt Stromlo bushfire, Lex - only nine days before a catastrophic bushfire swept over the AAO itself!

jockswa on October 8, 2013

Re-starting at the back roger. I do that often with gallery tours, just for a change. I'm very backward... :)

Lk this view..

Roger Powell on October 8, 2013

You're entering by the tradesman's entrance, Jock!
: )

Luis O. Boettner on December 18, 2013

Nice and interesting picture... Like 3!

Thank you, Roger, for visiting my gallery and my "Street of Barichara at night".

Greetings from Paraguay, Boettner

Roger Powell on December 18, 2013

Thanks, Luis
: ))

hschwe on January 6, 2014

Nice photo!! Fantastic building, Roger;)*


Herzliche Grüße vom Niederrhein und alles Gute wünscht, Helmut

Thank you for your visit, dear worthy comments and ratings and good seeing;))!

Roger Powell on January 7, 2014

Thanks, Helmut. I wish I could have an evening using it!
: ))

C haydeé on March 18, 2014

Hola Roger

Preciosa fotografía de tan importante telescopio. LIKE Un amable saludo, Chaydeé.

Roger Powell on March 18, 2014

Thank you, Chaydeé ! !
: ))

C.gpeña ☂NO VIEWS☂ on January 20, 2015

PANORAMIO FOREVER!!! Like + Favorite.

Saludos, Carmeta.

Roger Powell on January 22, 2015

Thank you, Carmeta
: ) )

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 20, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Roger Powell
    • Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 14:47:09
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 46.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash