McDonald Observatory, Mount Locke University of Texas

Price: $12.95
  

Stock #: 609730
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Fort Davis
State: Texas (TX)
County: Jeff Davis
Publisher: J.R. Willis
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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On Mount Locke at an elevation of 6,825 feet, it contains the second largest Telescope in the world, weighing 75 tons. THe diameter of the mirror is 82 inches, weight 2 1/2 tons. Diameter of Dome is 62 feet, weight 125 tons, while the height of the building is 73 feet to top of dome. It is the pride of S.W. Texas. A fine road from Fort Davis leads to the top.

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