Palomar Observatory Live Cameras
The following images are produced every few minutes by a camera in the Hale Telescope dome and another
that monitors the sky as seen from Palomar. The latter was installed as a resource for observers. This page
reloads every five minutes.
Hale Telescope Webcam
Hale Telescope webcam. Please note that during the night it is almost always very dark
inside the dome, so very little can be seen on the webcam. The best times to see the telescope are during
the day and in twilight. (Palomar/Caltech)
Palomar All-Sky Cam
Palomar all-sky webcam. Hover for cardinal directions overlay. The small circle
indicates the position of the north celestial pole—near Polaris in Ursa Minor.
The + sign indicates the zenith. The Hale Telescope, labeled P200, is to the NNW—in
the top-right corner of the image.
HPWREN High Point Cam
Current view of Palomar Observatory from High Point via one of the
High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) cameras.