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George Ellery Hale

http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/brucemedalists/hale/index.html



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Hale died ten years before the observatory was completed

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/groundup/lesson/bios/hale/


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On the way up to the visitors gallery

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The 200-inch Hale at last!

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The wheels that move the 1000-ton dome

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STS-67 and Palomar

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-67/mission-sts-67.html


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Scale model of the 200-inch borrosilicate primary mirror

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Diagram of the 200-inch

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One of the electrically-heated suits worn by astronomers in the good old days

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The prime focus cage was chilly!

http://www.nndb.com/people/081/000167577/


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One of Russell Porter's famous cutaway drawings of the 200-inch Hale

http://stellafane.org/history/early/drawings.html

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/images/cutaway.jpg


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Porter's drawing of the prime focus cage

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Pictorial history of the observatory part 1

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Pictorial history of the observatory part 2

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Back to the 200-inch

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The 200-inch (left) telescope and the aluminizing chamber (right)

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/aluminization.html


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The 200-inch telescope's Hartman screen

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Hartmann+Screen


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The observers from that week

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One of the projects

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