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Palomar Observatory motion pictures collection 1935-1966

A collection of films showing the construction and operation of the 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory, Palomar Mountain, California. This instrument was the world's largest effective telescope for 45 years (1948-1993). The collection includes footage of the transportation, grinding and polishing of the 200-inch mirror on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. A small portion of this material has been transferred to video tape and digitized from tape to DVD.


ID: 2014-00070

Creation Jan. 1, 1935 through Dec. 31, 1996

MEDIUM: Film; FORMAT: 16 mm VHS Video Beta SP

Topics: Astronomy, Palomar Observatory

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