200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope Media

The following is a collection of media pertaining the Hale Telescope, the 200-inch mirror, and its dome for educational and public relations purposes—please see conditions of use. For use of media not credited to Palomar Observatory, please contact its original source. For context, please visit the telescope page linked to above as well as the architecture page.

The Telescope

From the west.
(Palomar/Caltech)

From the east.
(Palomar/Caltech)

From the east.
(Palomar/Caltech)

From the south.
(Palomar/Caltech)

From the southeast.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Telescope truss.
(Palomar/Caltech)

From the south.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Observing.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Observing.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Observing.
(Palomar/Caltech)

During maintenance.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Cassegrain cage and tour. (Palomar/Caltech)

The Mirror

The 200-inch mirror. (Palomar/Caltech)

200-inch disk. (Palomar/Caltech)

Before/after recoating. (Palomar/Caltech)

Before/after recoating. (Palomar/Caltech)

Aluminization (2005)

Annotated (via subtitles) video of the aluminum recoating process for the 200-inch mirror. Duration: 2:20 minutes. (Palomar/Caltech)

The Dome

Dome at night. (Palomar/Caltech)

Dome at night. (Palomar/Caltech)

Dome in winter.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Sunset and full moon.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Star trails.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Dome and flowers.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Dome shutters. (Palomar/Caltech)

Dome shutters. (Palomar/Caltech)

Shutters detail. (Palomar/Caltech)

West gate and catwalk. (Palomar/Caltech)

Ventilation ports. (Palomar/Caltech)

Dome skirt.
(Palomar/Caltech)

Science

Please visit the research slideshow page for a brief explanation of the research and observations being undertaken on the Hale Telescope during the current week.

Seeing Planets Like Never Before (2014)

Documentary on finding exoplanets by the AMNH-led Project 1640 using the Hale Telescope. Duration: 9 minutes. (© AMNH).

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Hale Media / v 1.0.1
Last updated: 24 November 2015 ACM