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WIYN 0.9m

[WIYN 0.9m]

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The exterior of the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at sunset. The shutters around the dome are opened at night to allow air to flow freely through the dome. A smooth flow of air improves the image quality, and allows astronomers to see finer details.

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