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[pal-uh-mahr] /ˈpæl əˌmɑr/
Mount, a mountain in S California, NE of San Diego: site of observatory. 6126 feet (1867 meters) high. Unabridged
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Mount Palomar, a mountain in S California, northeast of San Diego: site of Mount Palomar Observatory, which has a large (200-inch) reflecting telescope. Height: 1871 m (6140 ft)
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Mount Palomar [(pal-uh-mahr)]

The location of an astronomical observatory in California. Inside the observatory is the Hale telescope, which contains a mirror two hundred inches across; for decades, it was the largest telescope in the world and remains productive today.

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