Celebrating 75 Years of Discovery

Seeing and Weather

Palomar weather station. Photographed by T. V. Watterson on May 2, 1939. (Farnsworth Family Estate/Caltech Archives)

Palomar Observatory has weather stations at various locations around the compound including near the 60-inch, the 200-inch, and 18-inch telescope domes—the latter of which also hosts the seeing monitor. Find and monitor information about current and predicted weather and seeing conditions here.

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All-Sky Camera

Palomar all-sky webcam. Hide cardinal directions (Palomar/Caltech)

Palomar Weather Station

Palomar seeing monitor. (Palomar/Caltech)

Clear Sky Chart

Clear sky chart. (Danko/Rahill/EC)

HPWREN High Point Camera

Current view of Palomar Observatory from High Point via one of the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network cameras—the center of the image is due west. (HPWREN)

Useful Links

Questions? We've answered many common observing and operations questions in our observer FAQ page.
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Last updated: 17 December 2021 AFB/ACM