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Palomar Observatory

Palomar Observatory San Diego California
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Stock #: 32852
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: San Diego
State: California (CA)
County: San Diego
Publisher: Hopkins News Agency
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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On Palomar Mountain, 69 miles north of San Diego, is the largest astronomical observatory in the world. Engineers at the California Institute of Technology spent many years alone in the Grinding and polishing of the great 200 inch mirror lens, the largest reflector known to man. When completed, this observatory will consist of seven buildings, costing $6,000,000.00.