The Palomar Observatory

The Palomar Observatory is located in northern San Diego county, about 70 miles northeast of the San Diego airport. It has been in operation since 1948.

The 200-inch (5 meter) Hale telescope is jointly operated by Cornell University, the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Cornell astronomers have access to one quarter of the observing time, and use the 5m to conduct observations in the optical and infrared wavelength regimes.

You can find out more about what Cornell astronomers using the Palomar Observatory on the Astronomy Department homepage. Or checkout the pages associated with the ExtraGalactic Group EGG or the folks who built the 10 micron wavelength camera/spectrograph knowns as SpectroCam10.

You can find more info at the Palomar Observatory homepage.


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