One of 41 bromide prints related to and showing va

Made:
1916-1918 in Mount Wilson
maker:
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory

One of 41 bromide prints related to and showing various stages in the construction of the Hooker 100-inch reflecting telescope at Mount Wilson, California. This view shows the upper steel float of the telescope's polar axis being tested with compressed air. The lower float is also shown in position in the Mercury Trough.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-176/20
Materials:
card, complete, paper
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
status:
Permanent collection

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