Super-Schmidt Camera Installation in New Mexico

ID: 91-6390

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1960

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9520, Box 1, Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews

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Summary

The Super-Schmidt Camera installed at a station at Organ Pass, New Mexico. Created in 1956 the Satellite Tracking Program (STP) of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) was a world-wide network of stations responsible for the optical tracking of satellites. Twelve camera stations were established around the world.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Satellite Tracking Program
  • Super-Schmidt Camera

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, June 24, 1976, in Smithsonian Institution Archives

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9520, Box 1, Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1960

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Equipment
  • Observatories
  • Cameras
  • Landscapes
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Astronomy
  • Photography
  • Astrophysics
  • New Mexico
  • Photography--Equipment and supplies

Place

  • New Mexico
  • Organ Pass, New Mexico

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object
  • Landscape

ID Number

91-6390

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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