Telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory

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The Great Hooker 100-inch telescope used at the Mt. Wilson, California Observatory, which served as a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory station from 1905 to the mid 1930's.


  • Mount Wilson Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • There are several other shots of Mt. Wilson in Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder 2.
  • This photo is featured in the Smithsonian Annual Report for 1932, opposite page 141.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 2

Contact information

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


c. 1931

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  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Telescopes
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Astronomy
  • Mountains--California




  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

MAH 10815-B or MAH10815B

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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