UCO/Lick Observatory Photos

The following black and white images taken at Lick Observatory are available to the public. Requests for photos must be received in writing (email okay). The Publications Office will send your photos when we receive payment. You may pay by check or credit card. View price list.

Photos are also available onsite in the Publications Office. UCO/Lick affiliates receive 20% discount on photo prices.

If you wish to use UCO/Lick Observatory images in print or electronic format, please refer to our photo reproduction policy for complete instructions and online request form.

Photos are available as 35 mm slides, 8" x 10" glossy prints, and 11" x 14" matte prints. We also sell three styles of Sierra Panoramas, taken from Mt. Hamilton in 1931 using early infrared (IR) photography techniques.

Photo Request Contact Information

UCO/Lick Observatory
Publications Office
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
E-mail: webeditor@ucolick.org

Photos Available

Lunar Photos

# Description
L1 Age 4 days
L2 Age 7 days (first quarter)
L3 Age 10 days
L4 Age 14 days (full)
L4a Age 17.8 days
L5 Age 20.05 days
L6 Age 22 days (last quarter)
L7 Age 24 days
L7a Age 26 days
L8 Two photographs showing libration
L9 Composite of photographs taken at first and third quarter
L10 The Alps
L11 The Apennines and Archimedes
L12 Copernicus
L13 Tycho and Clavius
L15 Mare Serenitatis
L21 Aristoteles, Eudoxux
L22 Descartes, Abulfeda
L23 Gassendi
L24 Julius Caesar, Ariadaeus Rille
L25 Langrenus
L28 Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina
L29 Region of Tycho
L30 Altai Scarp
L31 Region of Baco and Pitiscus, near southern limb
L32 Posidonius and Mare Serenitatis
L33 Region of Schickard, Wargentin, Phocylides
L34 Region of Aristarchus under high resolution
L35 Archimedes, Aristillus, Autolycus under high illumination
L36 Region of Stofler and Maurolycus
L37 Region of Hansteen, Prosper Henry, and the Sirsalis Rille

Galaxy Photos

# Description
S2 The Large Magellanic Cloud
S3 NGC 185, a dwarf galaxy, showing resolution into stars
S4 M 87 (NGC 4486): a short exposure showing the nuclear “jet”
S5 M 87 (NGC 4486): a long exposure showing globular clusters in the outer part
S6 NGC 5866: a nearly edge-on galaxy with a narrow dark equatorial lane
S7 NGC 4565: an edge-on spiral
S8 NGC 253: a large highly inclined spiral
S9 NGC 2903: a spiral with faint extended arms
S10 The Andromeda Galaxy (M 31, NGC 224)
S11 A part of the nuclear bulge of M 31 showing resolution into Population 11 stars
S12 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici (M 51, NGC 5194-5)
S13 The Triangulum Galaxy (M 33, NGC 59)
S14 The Triangulum Galaxy at larger scale and higher resolution than S13
S15 The spiral galaxy M 81, (NGC 3031)
S16a The open spiral M 101 (NGC 5457)
S17 Two views of NGC 7331, before and during maximum of supernova of 1959
S18 The barred spiral NGC 7479
S19 The barred spiral NGC 3992
S20 The intertwined spirals of NGC 5426 and NGC 5427
S21 Stephan’s quintet of galaxies, NGC 7317 - NGC 20
S22 The radio galaxy Cygnus A
S23a Portion of Coma Cluster of galaxies
S23b Portion of the Hercules Cluster of galaxies, near NGC 6055
S24 The emission-line spiral NGC 1068 (M 77)
S25 The spiral galaxy NGC 4258
S30 The spiral galaxy NGC 4096 and its 1961 supernova
S31 The spiral galaxy NGC 4303 and its 1961 supernova The spiral galaxy NGC 4303 and its 1961 supernova

Galactic Nebulae Photos

# Description
N1 The Orion Nebula (NGC 1976) and NGC 1977, showing faint outer parts, in blue-violet light
N1a The central region of the Orion Nebula in infrared light: a short exposure showing the Trapezium stars
N1b The central region of the Orion Nebula in infrared light: a longer exposer showing fainter stars and nebulosity
N6a Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius (M 8, NGC 6523): long exposure
N7 Northwest quadrant of Rosette Nebula, showing dark globules and filaments silhouetted against the nebulosity
N7a The Rosette Nebula NGC 2237/2244 in red light
N11 The North American Nebula (NGC 7000) in Cygnus
N14 The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) in Cepheus
N15 The nebulous cluster M 16 (NGC 6611) in Serpens
N16 IC 1318, the diffuse nebulosity near gamma Cygni
N29 The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius(M 20, NGC 6514)
N32 The Califonia Nebula in Perseus (NGC 1499)
N33a Three Herbig-Haro Objects (l. to r.): Haro 14a: H-H 12 (near NGC 1333); H-H 2
N34 Hubble’s Variable Nebula NGC 2261
N35 The Omega Nebula (M 17, NGC 6618)
N44 The Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) and the bright nebulosity NGC 2024 in red light
N45 The dark nebula Barnard 84
N46 The gaseous nebula NGC 7380

Comet Photos

# Description
C10 Halley’s comet, June 6 and 7, 1910
C15 Head of Brooks’ Comet, October 21, 1941
C19 Finsler’s comet, August 28, 1937
C21a Comet Bennett, April 4, 1970
C22 Comet Arend-Roland, April 25, 1957
C24a Comet West, March 5, 1976
C24a Comet West, March 7, 1976
C27 Comet Ikeya-Seki, October 29, 1965
C32 Halley’s comet, January 10, 1986

Lick Observatory Instruments & Views

# Description
G1 Lick Observatory from the west (helicopter view)
G2 Lick Observatory from the east
G6 Panorama of the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite Valley, photographed from Mt Hamilton
G6a 2-part Panorama of the Sierra Nevada from Mt. Hamilton
G7 The 36-inch refractor
G8b The 36-inch Crossley reflector
G10b Eye end of the 36-inch refractor showing the automatic camera for direct photography
G13 The 20-inch Carnegie double astrograph
G17a The Shane 120-inch telescope building
G18a Aerial view of Mount Hamilton
G19b The Shane 120-inch telescope
G19e The Shane 120-inch telescope from high in the dome
G20b Observer in prime-focus cage, 120-inch telescope
G21 120-inch mirror on grinding machine
G22 20-inch mirror after aluminizing
G23a Observer at slit telescope, coude spectrograph, 120-inch reflector
G24 The Anna Nickel 40-inch telescope

Miscellaneous Popular Photos

# Description
U1b Nova Cygni, 1975: 2 photos showing decline of light
U2 Polar star trails
U3 Equatorial star trails
U5 Sirius A and B: 3 exposures taken with 120-in reflector
U6 Crab nebula pulsar, television photos at minimum and maximum light