The 24-inch Telescope

The newest telescope at the Palomar Observatory is the 24-inch.

Dome construction began in November, 2005 and was completed in January, 2006.

Images from construction of the dome:

  • Dome structure begins with 200-inch in the backdrop
  • Building the dome for the 24-inch telescope
  • Nearly finished dome without building walls
  • The finished enclosure
  • 24-inch at night (interior lights on)

  • Quicktime movie of the telescope components being lifted into its dome from June, 2006 (13 mb)

    Choose one of the telescopes listed on the right to see images and learn more about another of  the Palomar Observatory's Telescopes.