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A Photo Tour of the Palomar Observatory (Gallery)

The original

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Palomar's original 18-inch telescope.

Traveling across the country

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The glass mirror traveled across the country to arrive at Palomar observatory.

Great views

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A glimpse of the dome from the visitors center.

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Nola Taylor Tillman
Nola Taylor Tillman

Nola Taylor Tillman is a contributing writer for Space.com. She loves all things space and astronomy-related, and enjoys the opportunity to learn more. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Astrophysics from Agnes Scott college and served as an intern at Sky & Telescope magazine. In her free time, she homeschools her four children. Follow her on Twitter at @NolaTRedd