US 1948 Palomar Mountain Observatory, California 3c. Scott. 966

US 1948 Palomar Mountain Observatory, California 3c. Scott. 966

Series: Palomar Mountain Observatory Issue

Stamp details: Observatory, Palomar Mountain, California

Issued date: 30-08-1948 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 966
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 963
Michel (Germany): 579
Yvert et Tellier (France): 517

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Observatory, Astronomy

Total print: 61,120,010 (estimate)

Description:- Palomar Observatory is an astronomical research observatory in San Diego County, California, United States, in the Palomar Mountain Range. It is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Research time at the observatory is granted to Caltech and its research partners, which include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Yale University, and the National Optical Observatories of China. The observatory operates several telescopes, including the 200-inch (5.1 m) Hale Telescope, the 48-inch (1.2 m) Samuel Oschin Telescope (dedicated to the Zwicky Transient Facility, ZTF), the Palomar 60-inch (1.5 m) Telescope, and the 30 cm (12 in) Gattini-IR telescope. Decommissioned instruments include the Palomar Testbed Interferometer and the first telescopes at the observatory, an 18-inch (46 cm) Schmidt camera from 1936.