The 3-m Telescope was completed in 1959 and named for Donald Shane,
Lick Observatory Director during its design and construction. The Shane
Telescope is the largest telescope on Mount Hamilton and was the second
largest in the world at the time of its construction.
There are three foci at which to place instruments: Prime, Cassegrain
and Coude. Facility instruments are available at each focus. Observers
wishing to place their own instrument at one of the foci should contact
a support astronomer to assess feasibility.
Follow these links to: 3-m Time Allocation Policy
Observing Time Request Forms All new users must be checked out by a resident astronomer on their first night. Please request support on your time application. Please direct questions to a Mount Hamilton support astronomer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane 3-m Telescope
For historical reference or those working with older data sets, decommissioned instruments are listed below.
|Focus||f/ratio||Decommissioned Facility Instruments|
|Prime||5.5||Prime Focus Camera - Wide Field Optical Imager|
Adaptive Optics feeding
High Resolution Near IR Imager, Polarimeter, and Spectrometer|
Gemini - Dual Channel Near IR Imager and Spectrometer
Last modified: Tue Sep 15 17:24:27 PDT 2015