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Pic du Midi

By: Patrick Lecureuil

 

Pic du Midi, French Pyrenees

2007 January 27

 

A crystal-clear moonlit night of winter above The Pic du Midi mountain in the French Pyrenees. At altitude of 2877 m the mountain is famous for its astronomical observatory which its construction started over a century ago. The observatory is located at 4256′N, 08′E, placing it very close to the Greenwich meridian. There are several telescopes on Pic du Midi and the 2 meter Bernard Lyot Telescope is the largest. Patrick Lecureuil

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