[ pal-uh-mahr ]
/ ˈpæl əˌmɑr /
Mount, a mountain in S California, NE of San Diego: site of observatory. 6126 feet (1867 meters) high.
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British Dictionary definitions for mount palomar
/ (ˈpæləˌmɑː) /
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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Cultural definitions for 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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