National Geographic : 1949 May
© National Geographic Society 584 Kodaclrone by Willard II. Culver Palomar Telescope near San Diego Can Pick Up the Light of a Candle 40,000 Miles Away Its 200-inch mirror, largest and most costly ever made, hangs at bottom of telescope, above the three people. Man inside support tube adjusts controls. Palomar Observatory is operated by the California Institute of Tech nology in close harmony with the Mount Wilson Observatory and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.