Visit to Palomar Mountain and the 200 inch Hale Telescope
August, 2003
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Overcast below, clear above.

 

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On the summit.

 

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First views.

 

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Getting closer...

 

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In front of the 200" dome.

 

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Porter's minimalist design.

 

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A sky so blue it hurts...

 

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Inside the entry way...

 

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In memory of George E. Hale.

 

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The giant horseshoe and supports.

 

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Cassegrain focus cage and mirror cell.

 

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Best view of the top of the tube.

 

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Quite a satisfying visit!