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. (Palomar/Caltech)

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. (HPWREN)

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Last updated: 12 April 2016 ACM