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Uppsala-Schmidt telescope structure and dome shutter operation

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: not known
dc.coverage.spatialMount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T01:36:39Z
dc.date.available2017-01-13T01:36:39Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1950s
dc.identifierANUA 615-309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/111765
dc.description.abstractBuilt in 1955, this dome housed a 20/26-inch Schmidt telescope under the operation of Sweden's University of Uppsala. The telescope developed more than two thousand photographic plates of the Southern Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds and in October 1957 captured the first astronomical image of Russia's Sputnik1. With Canberra's light pollution affecting the quality of images, the Schmidt telescope was relocated to Siding Spring Observatory in 1981. At the time of the 2003 firestorm, the original red-brick Uppsala dome was being used as the headquarters of the Canberra Astronomical Society. The damage was so extensive that the ruins were subsequently demolished.
dc.format.extent20cm x 19.5cm
dc.format.mediumphotograph
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.relation.ispartofRecords of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (Mt Stromlo) and Kurt Gottlieb
dc.rightsThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
dc.subject.otherCommonwealth Solar Observatory (1924-1957)
dc.subject.otherastronomy
dc.titleUppsala-Schmidt telescope structure and dome shutter operation
dc.typeImage
local.contributor.copyrightholderAustralian National University
CollectionsCommonwealth Solar Observatory (Mt Stromlo)

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