Tyrone Solar Station, Burro Mountain, NM

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Outside the instrument tunnel at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Tyrone Solar Station (in use from 1938 to 1946), on Burro Mountain at Silver City, New Mexico, are solar observing instruments.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Tyrone Solar Station, Burro Mountain, New Mexico


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


There are many photos of this area in Smithsonian Insitution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 8.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 8

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


c. 1940

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  • Astrophysics
  • Instruments
  • Burro Mountain, New Mexico
  • Solar collectors
  • Solar station
  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Solar energy
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Solar observing stations
  • Solar Research
  • Astronomy
  • Mountains--New Mexico
  • Solar energy--Research
  • New Mexico


New Mexico


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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SIA2011-1328 and 33550-B

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

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