This is image is of the 200-inch Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory, located in north San Diego County, California which is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology.
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Hale Telescope, Palomar Observatory

The 200-inch (5.1 m) Hale Telescope (f/3.3) was the world's largest effective telescope for 45 years (1948-1993). It is still a workhorse of modern astronomy. It is used nightly for a wide range of astronomical studies. On average the weather allows for at least some data collection about 290 nights a year.

The Palomar Observatory is located in north San Diego County, California. It is a world-class center of astronomical research that is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology. The observatory is home to five telescopes that are nightly used for a wide variety of astronomical research programs. The research is conducted by Caltech's faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students, and by researchers at Caltech's collaborating institutions.

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PIA13033

Date added:
2010-04-14

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Hale Telescope

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4368 x 2912 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
Caltech/Palomar Observatory