With its groundbreaking 200-inch telescope, the Observatory -- which is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology -- allowed scientists to discover radio galaxies, quasars, and more. But the site is home to several other important telescopes that have also been instrumental in astronomy.
As part of Road Trip 2012, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stopped by the observatory for a close-up look at one of America's most important scientific sites.
Here, we see time-lapse photography of the 200-inch dome and the trails of hundreds of stars in the sky.
July 17, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Palomar Observatory
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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