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  Palomar Observatory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palomar Observatory is a privately-owned observatory located in San Diego County, California, 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Mount Wilson Observatory, on Palomar Mountain.
The word palomar is a La Jolla Indian dialect translation meaning pigeon haven, which is in reference to the large shoals of pigeons that can be seen during the spring and autumn months atop Palomar Mountain.
The Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS), sponsored by the National Geographic institute, was completed in 1958 (The first plates were shot in November 1948 to and the last in April 1958).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Palomar   (652 words)

  
 Palomar Observatory -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The (additional info and facts about Palomar Observatory Sky Survey) Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS), sponsored by the (additional info and facts about National Geographic) National Geographic institute, was completed in 1958 (The first plates were shot in November 1948 to and the last in April 1958).
This survey was performed using 14 inch²; or (6 (A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process) degree)²; blue-sensitive (Kodak 103a-O) and red-sensitive (Kodak 103a-E) photographic plates on the 48 inch (1.22 m) Samuel Oschin Schmidt (additional info and facts about reflecting) reflecting telescope.
The camera itself is a mosaic of 112 (additional info and facts about CCDs) CCDs covering the whole (4 degree by 4 degree) field of view of the Schmidt telescope, the largest CCD mosaic used in an astronomical camera at the time.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/palomar_observatory.htm   (709 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Palomar Observatory Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Palomar Observatory is a privately-owned observatory located in San Diego County, California, 90 miles southeast of Mount Wilson Observatory, on Palomar Mountain.
This program makes use of the Palomar QUEST Variability survey [1] that began in the autumn of 2001 to map a band of sky around the equator.
This search switched to a new camera installed on the 48 inch Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope at Palomar in summer of 2003 and the results are used by several projects, including the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking project.
www.ipedia.com /palomar_observatory.html   (599 words)

  
 Journal of San Diego History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A talented young astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Steven Smith, was given the assignment of designing an analog computer to refine the pointing of the 200-inch telescope, using a complex and unprecedented collection of three-dimensional cams and gears to correct for minute aberrations in the apparent movements of the heavens.
The seeing on Palomar wasn't equal to the fabulous seeing on Mount Wilson, which benefited from the unusual atmospheric inversion in the Los Angeles basin, but by the early 1930s, with the lights of Los Angeles already a problem for the telescopes on Mount Wilson, the remoteness of Palomar had become an advantage.
Parts of the telescope mounting moved too easily, introducing vibrations which had to be dampened by adding devices to increase the friction of the mount.
www.sandiegohistory.org /journal/98fall/palomar.htm   (6930 words)

  
 Palomar Observatory --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The nearly 2,000-acre (800-hectare) Palomar Mountain State Park extends up the mountain slope, and the Palomar Observatory (operated by the California Institute of Technology), one of the Hale Observatories, occupies a...
For years the Mount Wilson Observatory and the Palomar Observatory (q.v.), near San Diego, were operated jointly as the Hale Observatories by the Carnegie Institution of Washington...
In this mount one of the axes, known as the polar axis, is made...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9058167?tocId=9058167   (769 words)

  
 Welcome to Touring and Tasting - Magazine & Wine Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the rolling hills of Temecula, Mount Palomar Winery was conceived as a traditional California wine estate: a place where visitors can enjoy a day in Wine Country and a broad range of wines made right on the premises.
Mount Palomar also hosts several unique wine events each year.
Mount Palomar Winery is five miles on the left side of the street.
www.touringandtasting.com /mt.palomar_winetours.htm   (340 words)

  
 Palomar Mountain
Palomar Mountain services available: general contractors, tree trimming and firewood delivery, propane, piano lessons, cabin-sitting,...
Palomar Mountain History - your suggestions and contributions are needed for this planned section.
Palomar Mountain weather forecast from the National Weather Service or from CNN or from QuickCast.com or from Wunderground.
www.palomarmountain.com   (2960 words)

  
 Mount Palomar Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Weather, Map and Attractions
Mount Palomar Winery produces 14,000 cases of wine annually on 50 acres of vineyards.
The Palomar Observatory is located at the 5,500 foot elevation, and the museum and telescope viewing gallery are open year round daily 9 — 4.
For something private and low-key, yet near all the excitement and attractions of southern California, Mount Palomar may have just what you’re looking for in a vacation resort destination.
www.californiavacation.com /regions/Mount-Palomar-California.html   (490 words)

  
 High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network
More than 50 years have passed since astronomers first started using the Palomar Observatory's 48-inch Oschin telescope to study the night sky.
In addition to the basic research conducted via HPWREN by Palomar Observatory researchers, astronomy education and outreach programs are also enhanced by the connectivity.
Additional photographs regarding Palomar Observatory are available at http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Photos/sites.html#PO.
hpwren.ucsd.edu /news/010801.html   (1054 words)

  
 Epinions.com - Mount Palomar Riesling, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of our stops during the afternoon was at the Mount Palomar Winery.
Produced and bottled by Mount Palomar Winery, Temecula, California.
Mount Palomar Winery produces about 14,000 cases of wine annually.
www.epinions.com /content_2871763076   (481 words)

  
 Motorcycling Palomar Mountain, Southern California
The Mt. Palomar roads (there are several up to the top) are so much fun that they draw motorcyclists from all over southern California just to ride them and enjoy the spectacular views at the top.
The best way to visit Mt. Palomar is to go up the South Grade Rd, which is a continuation of County Hwy S6, and come back down to Hwy 76 via East Grade Rd (County Hwy S7).
South Grade road on Palomar Mountain was built specifically to transport the mirror for the observatory up the mountain.
www.pashnit.com /roads/cal/Palomar.htm   (1549 words)

  
 Temecula Wines Online - Wines of Temecula, Temecula Wineries, & Wine Resources for Temecula Wine Country
Mount Palomar Winery is a leader in the making of fine Mediterranean style wines and a popular visitor destination for wine lovers.
The winery grows most of the grapes for its wines on the 173 acre estate which includes 92 acres of vineyards, concert and picnic grounds, plus the winery and visitor's center.
With the introduction of the Italian variety Sangiovese into the vineyards in 1989, Mount Palomar established itself as the founder of this direction in the region, and as an early leader in this trend in
www.twines.net /mountpalomar.html   (314 words)

  
 Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson ushered in 20th century astronomy and defined the field for much of the 20th century.
As Mount Wilson Observatory begins its second century we take a look back at the first 100 years of one of the most productive scientific institutions in history.
The Mount Wilson Observatory Association (MWOA) provides invaluable volunteer and docent support to the Observatory.
www.mtwilson.edu   (399 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > North County -- Mount Palomar
And it was 31 years ago that Palomar College baseball coach Bob Vetter received his.
He has spent 24 years with the Comets, leading Palomar to eight conference titles and compiling a 534-390-5 record heading into this weekend's state playoffs.
Palomar Athletic Director John Woods said Vetter is leaving the program in good shape.
signonsandiego.com /news/northcounty/20050511-9999-m1si11vetter.html   (617 words)

  
 Keck Telescope Facts
The Hale Telescope's mount is extremely massive and complicated, in part because one of its axes is aligned with earth's axis (it is an equatorial mount).
But today's computer technology also permits use of a simple, lightweight mounting structure which moves the telescope at right angles to the earth's surface (an altitude-azimuth mount, also called azimuth-elevation), doing away with the structural nightmare of a large equatorial system.
Instead of relying on the mechanical mounting to track the sky as the earth turns, computers calculate the exact increments to move the telescope in altitude and azimuth, and to rotate the telescope's instruments' fields of view.
scikits.com /KFacts.html   (1083 words)

  
 EuroRider
Follow 76 to the Mount Palomar exit, make a left.
The road to Mount Palomar has some very nice 180 degree turns and gets pretty steep.
Once you reach Mount Palomar top, there is a T-junction.
www.freewebs.com /eurorider/Mapjulian.htm   (183 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Perfect Machine: The Building the Palomar Telescope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While suffering from a chronic nervous condition that often left him isolated in a darkened room, he was nevertheless able to lead the program through its most critical periods and help rescue it from a multitude of financial and organizational crises.
The immense 200-inch (nearly 17 ft) diameter of the Palomar telescope's main mirror gave it twice the theoretical resolution and four times the light grasp of its Hale-inspired predecessor, the 100-inch reflector on Mt. Wilson.
The design and construction of the 200 inch Palomar observatory was possibly the first "big science" project of the modern era.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0060182059   (1040 words)

  
 Hale, George Ellery on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He founded and directed three great observatories (Yerkes, Mt. Wilson, and Palomar), each in its time the greatest in the world, and was active in organizing interdisciplinary scientific societies nationally and internationally.
(508-cm) reflector at Palomar Mt. is named the Hale telescope in his honor, and the Mt. Wilson and Palomar observatories were renamed (1969-86) the Hale Observatories.
In his own work he pioneered the experimental study of the physical nature of the sun and stars.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/Hale-G1eo.asp   (298 words)

  
 Palomar Observatory Public Home Page
The Palomar Observatory is located in north San Diego County, California.
It is a world-class center of astronomical research that is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology.
You can join us for behind-the scenes tours, evening observing events and talks by Palomar researchers by becoming a member of the
www.astro.caltech.edu /observatories/palomar   (108 words)

  
 Mount Palomar Highspeed Network Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mount Palomar Highspeed Network Services expands service area to west of Anza in the areas of Cary, Tripp Flats, and Howard roads.
Mount Palomar Highspeed Network Services expands service area into Coyote Canyon and Hi Country Ranches.
Mount Palomar Highspeed Network Services begins serving wireless customers inside of Lake Riverside Estates.
www.mtpalomar.net   (51 words)

  
 Hale Telescope --  Encyclopædia Britannica
in full George Ellery Hale Telescope, one of the world's largest and most powerful reflecting telescopes, located at the Palomar Observatory, Mount Palomar, Calif. Having a diameter of 5 m (200 inches), it is second only to the 6-metre (236-inch) reflector of the Special Astrophysical Observatory, Zelenchukskaya, Russia.
one of the world's largest and most powerful reflecting telescopes, located at the Palomar Observatory, Mount Palomar, Calif. Having a diameter of 5 m (200 inches), it is second only to the 6-metre (236-inch) reflector of the Special Astrophysical Observatory, Zelenchukskaya, Russia.
Using a telescope on Mount Wilson, California, Edwin Hubble was able to prove that there are other galaxies in the universe.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9038870?tocId=9038870   (861 words)

  
 Caltech Press Release, 3/15/2004, Michael Brown
Sedna is thought to live in an icy cave at the bottom of the ocean--an appropriate spot for the namesake of the coldest body known in the solar system.
The researchers found the planetoid on the night of November 14, 2003, using the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory east of San Diego.
Within days, the new planetoid was being observed on telescopes in Chile, Spain, Arizona, and Hawaii; and soon after, NASA's new Spitzer Space Telescope was trained on the distant object.
pr.caltech.edu /media/Press_Releases/PR12505.html   (755 words)

  
 Amateur Astronomy in the UP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With two powerful instruments, Mount Wilson Observatory soon became a major astrophysical research center.
It was with the "Hooker" that Edwin Hubble measured the distances to several large "spiral nebula" and ended a long debate by showing that they were actually galaxies; external to the Milky Way.
He was successful in convincing the Rockefeller Foundation and the California Institute of Technology to enter into a joint venture in building a 200" reflector and an observatory to house it, on Mount Palomar.
www.munisingwebsites.com /lookum/history.html   (734 words)

  
 Directions to Ride to Mount Palomar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Proceed past the Home Depot (where normal people drive to when attempting Palomar) and continue through Escondido.
A mile of two up the other side of the valley you'll hit Pala Rd. (State Hwy 76).
You can start your stopwatches here or a few minutes up the road (some debate exists as to the precise locations to start and stop your watch for Palomar ascents).
www.greenhydrant.com /ucsdbike/dir-to-palomar.html   (313 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Palomar, Mount, California (CA) (San Diego County) - (mountain) - Facts and Information
AllRefer.com - Palomar, Mount, California (CA) (San Diego County) - (mountain) - Facts and Information
Forest; 33°21'N 116°50'W. It is the site of the Palomar Observatory, operated jointly by the Calif.
It had the world's largest reflecting telescope (200 in/508 cm) until 1976, when Soviet scientists constructed a larger one.
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/P/P00801-palomar-mount.html   (198 words)

  
 2005 Yamaha YZF R6 - Motorcyclist Online
Mount Palomar’s 11-mile East Grade is the road less traveled.
The bars feel low, too, though they’re mounted above the upper clamp.
The light-action clutch and reasonable torque from 5000 rpm help make the R6 a surprisingly practical vehicle.
motorcyclistonline.com /firstrides/122_0502_r6   (920 words)

  
 The Palomar Observatory Sky Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The First Palomar Sky Survey (POSS I) was carried out in the 1950's using the 48-inch Oschin Schmidt telescope at Mount Palomar in southern California.
The 48-inch Oschin Schmidt telescope at Mount Palomar Observatory
In the early 1980s, Palomar's Oschin telescope was upgraded and carried out a second sky survey called POSS II.
skyserver.sdss.org /dr1/en/proj/advanced/skysurveys/poss.asp   (457 words)

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