Smithsonian Australian Field Station (SAO)

ID: 2003-19529

Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1964

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

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Summary

A Baker-Nunn tracking camera at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at a field station in Woomera, Australia. The camera is utilized for the photographic observation of man-made satellites and natural celestial objects, October 27, 1964.

Author

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Subject

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Quotation comes from fact sheet found with photo.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

Contact information

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

Date

1964

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Photography
  • Observatories
  • Satellite Tracking Program
  • Instruments
  • Baker-Nunn camera
  • Observing stations
  • Nunn, Joseph
  • Baker-Nunn Camera
  • Australia
  • Baker, James G

Place

Australia

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

2003-19529

Physical description

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

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