The Nickel Spectrograph (also known as the Stover Spectrograph) is a
low to medium resolution spectrograph that sits at the f/17
cassegrain focus of the Lick Observatory Nickel 1-m Reflector on
Mt. Hamilton. A set of grisms, covering the full range of optical
wavelengths at different dispersions, is provided. The instrument
also offers limited direct imaging.
Because the Nickel 1-m is a user-operated telescope, you must be trained
its use in order to use the spectrograph.
Telescope operation is described in the Nickel 1-m User's Guide
NOTICE: The Stover Spectrograph has been retired from service until further notice as of November 2012.
The Nickel Spectrograph is a Lick facility instrument, available to the
University of California astronomical community by subscription.
Time Allocation Policy
Follow these links to:
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.
or consult the
support astronomers' on-call schedule
Last modified: Tue Aug 4 15:35:00 PDT 2009