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Anglo-Australian Telescope

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Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU), incorporates the Anglo-Australian Telescope along with a collection of other telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and other institutions. The observatory is situated 1,165 metres (3,822 ft) above sea level in the Warrumbungle National Park on Mount Woorat, also known as Siding Spring Mountain. Siding Spring Observatory is owned by the Australian National University (ANU) and is part of the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories research school. There are currently 12 telescopes on site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siding_Spring_Observatory

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A: Anglo Australian Telescope

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B: Siding Spring Lookout

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F: Siding Spring Observatory Lookout

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I: Timor Rock

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J: Warrumbungle Observatory

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Text by Steve Smith.

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