Camera Used by Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

ID: 82-3366

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1960

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder 14

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A Baker-Nunn Schmidt camera used by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to observe and photograph stars and satellites. A man, likely Karl Henize, stands beside the camera gazing skyward and another man stands to the right at an instrument panel.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • South Yard


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Location of the photograph is unknown, but it is possibly taken in Pasadena, California.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder 14

Contact information

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


c. 1960

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  • Photography
  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Instruments
  • Equipment
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Super-Schmidt Camera
  • Astronomy
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Photography--Equipment and supplies


  • Photographic print
  • Object
  • Person, candid

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Color: Color; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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