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GPS Activity - Mount Wilson

Locating places with GPS

Mount Wilson is located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also called lat - long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 34.223893 and W -118.061179.

Record the GPS coordinates of the following locations. Take photographs at each location, and connect the photographs with the locations using Picasa or Google Maps.


Location Latitude Longitude Elevation Observation

Angeles Crest Turnout



Georges Gap



Colby Canyon



Red Box



Mt. Disaapointment Road



Eaton Saddle



150' Solar Telescope



CHARA Telescope



100" Hooker Telescope






Big Tujunga Dam



Vogel Flats



At the conclusion of the trip, determine your: