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This is the Dunn Vacuum Tower Telescope. Think of it as a periscope, the very top is the heliostat mirror that picks up the image of the sun, then reflects it down the height of the telescope to an optical bench where various instruments can measure various properties of our sun. One of the cool things about this design is that the optical bench floats on a mercury bearing and tracks the apparent motion of the sun across the sky. This telescope is normally open to the public and you can see the optical bench's floor move.

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