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Siding Spring Observatory path

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The Siding Spring Observatory is the major optical and infrared observatory in Australia. This dome houses the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope: the largest optical telescope in Australia. The path leads down to the visitor's centre and gift shop.

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A: Anglo Australian Telescope

by David Rowley, 60 meters away

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B: Anglo-Australian Telescope

by David Rowley, 80 meters away

Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School...

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C: Siding Spring Observatory 1

by Hoylen Sue, 100 meters away

The Siding Spring Observatory is the major optical and infrared observatory in Australia. This dome h...

Siding Spring Observatory 1

D: Siding Spring Observatory 2

by Hoylen Sue, 100 meters away

The Siding Spring Observatory is the major optical and infrared observatory in Australia. It is locat...

Siding Spring Observatory 2

E: Siding Spring Lookout

by David Rowley, 100 meters away

Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, part of the Research School...

Siding Spring Lookout

F: Siding Spring Observatory Lookout

by David Rowley, 720 meters away

The view from the summit of Siding Spring mountain, also known as Mount Woorat stands at 1165 metres ...

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G: Whitegum Lookout, Warrumbungle National Park

by Hoylen Sue, 3.1 km away

The Warrumbungle National Park contains many spires, domes and gorges. It is located in central NSW, ...

Whitegum Lookout, Warrumbungle National Park

H: Warrumbungles Mountain Range

by Klaus Mayer, 3.7 km away

Panorama of the Warrumbungles mountain range from Timor Road near Coonabarabran. The 21,534 hectare W...

Warrumbungles Mountain Range

I: Timor Rock

by David Rowley, 8.6 km away

A few kilometres west of Coonabarabran is Timor Rock. The path to the summit is quite difficult to fo...

Timor Rock

J: Warrumbungle Observatory

by Hoylen Sue, 11.9 km away

The Warrumbungle Observatory is a private observatory near the Siding Spring Observatory in central N...

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