Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)
The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) is an optical observatory, founded in 1917, operated by the Herzberg Institute
of Astrophysics, and located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Its
main instrument is the 72-inch (1.85-m) Plaskett reflector, named after
the observatory's first director, John Plaskett and equipped with a new mirror in 1974. The DAO also houses the 1.22-m McKellar
reflector, inaugurated in 1962, and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre.
|The 1.85-meter Plaskett reflector
at the Dominian Astrophysical Observatory