Hale Telescope Web Cam

Images of the Palomar Observatory's 200-inch Hale Telescope


Wide-angle view of 200-inch Hale Telescope.
(Kardel)

Laser guide star images.


200-inch Hale Telescope in moonlight. (Kardel)

200-inch Hale Telescope after a snowfall.
(Kardel)

3-D anaglyph view of the 200-inch Hale Telescope. (NOTE: Red-Blue stereo glasses required)
(Kardel)

Quicktime movie of 200-inch Hale Telescope and the summer Milky Way (38 mb)
(Kardel)

Sunset and moonrise at the 200-inch dome.
(Kardel)

Star trails over the 200-inch dome.
(Kardel)

Hale Telescope at sunrise
(Kardel) Quicktime time-lapse movie of dome rotation at sunrise (3.7 mb)

200-inch Hale Telescope and the Milky Way
(Kardel)     High Resolution Version (5.4 mb)

Large Mosaic of Hale 200"
(Tom Jarrett)

200-inch Hale Telescope lit by moonlight
(Kardel)

The 200-inch dome
(Behr)

The 200-inch main tube structure
(Behr)

This huge disk of concrete and steel was used balance the telescope in the 1940's before the mirror was finished.
(Kardel)

The lower exterior of the 200-inch dome
(Behr)

Fisheye view of the dome interior
(Maury)

The Cassegrain cage
(Behr)

Obey posted limits.
(Behr)

The dome open at twilight
(Gal)

The dome from afar
(Gal)

The dome from the road to the 60-inch
(Danner/Hogg)

The telescope slewed to the southwest
(Danner/Hogg)

The massive dome shutters -- 125 tons each -- open in the early evening to prepare for the night's run.
(Danner/Hogg)

The dome in the last gleam of dusk.
(Danner/Hogg)

The enormous 'horseshoe' which supports the northern part of the equatorial mount.
(Danner/Hogg)

The dome open below the summer Milky Way.
(Danner/Hogg)

The dome viewed from the visitor walking path.
(Mike Polizzi)

See the stunning image of the Hale Telescope from the Gigapxl Project.

Astronomy Picture of the Day 07 Aug 2003

Also visit the page by Mike Cressy with some nice Palomar photos.

For permission to use any of these images, please contact the photographers directly.