Palomar Observatory

Palomar Observatory is an astronomical research observatory in San Diego County, California, United States, in the Palomar Mountain Range. It is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Research time at the observatory is granted to Caltech and its research partners, which include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Yale University,[1] and the National Optical Observatories of China.[2]

Palomar Mountain Observatory
Observatory code 675 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationSan Diego County, California
Coordinates33°21′23″N 116°51′54″W
Altitude1,712 m (5,617 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Established1928 Edit this on Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Palomar Observatory is located in the United States
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The observatory operates several telescopes, including the 200-inch (5.1 m) Hale Telescope,[3] the 48-inch (1.2 m) Samuel Oschin Telescope[4] (dedicated to the Zwicky Transient Facility, ZTF[5]), the Palomar 60-inch (1.5 m) Telescope,[6] and the 30 cm (12 in) Gattini-IR[7] telescope. Decommissioned instruments include the Palomar Testbed Interferometer and the first telescopes at the observatory, an 18-inch (46 cm) Schmidt camera from 1936.

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