Yerkes Observatory, Elevator/Platform
Yerkes Observatory is the home of the largest refractor ever built: the objective lens is 40 inches in diameter and the telescope tube is over 60 feet long. The mount was made by Warner & Swasey in Cleveland and the optics were ground by the Alvan Clark Company. The observatory building (designed by Henry Ives Cobb) and telescope are outstanding examples of late 19th-century architecture and technical achievement. I’d like to thank Richard Dreiser of the Yerkes staff for his help with this project.
Copyright: David Mariotti
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13868x6934
Taken: 18/04/2014
Uploaded: 22/04/2014
Updated: 04/05/2014


Tags: yerkes observatory; observatories; telescopes
  • Edgardo Gozun Tumang 9 months ago
    ghezaltar : He want to use the telescope during night to check and see some aliens! hi...hi...hi...
  • ghezaltar 9 months ago
    What's spiderman doing up there !
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