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Visit to Lick Observatory

In the summer of 2007 the Saratoga Astrophotography Association (represented by the
Peratas and the Sullivans) visited the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton near San Jose, CA.

Lick Observatory is the first mountain top observatory in the US. It is the site of the Great Lick
Refractor, largest telescope in the world (in 1885)  which EE Barnard used to discover the last
moon discovered vsually and it is the site of the speculum reflector with which the first objects
too faint to be detect visually were detected photographically.

Currently it is used by U.C. Santa Cruz for astronomical research including the search for
exoplanets.