Camera, Spectrographic, Gemini

Camera, Spectrographic, Gemini

     

This Leica camera with attached spectrograph was a backup to those flown on the Gemini V and VIII missions. Longer missions during the Gemini program gave astronauts more time for scientific experiments, often created and monitored by other government agencies or academic institutions. Scientists at the U.S. Weather Bureau (now NOAA) created this camera attachment so it could simultaneously record a spectrum and an infrared image to determine cloud heights.

This camera was transferred from NOAA to the Museum in 1987.

Transferred from NOAA

Country of Origin
United States of America
Germany

Manufacturer
Leica
U.S. Weather Bureau, Meteorological Sat. Lab

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
glass, metal, plastic, fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 6 in. tall x 5 1/2 in. wide x 5 1/2 in. deep (15.24 x 13.97 x 13.97cm)

This Leica camera with attached spectrograph was a backup to those flown on the Gemini V and VIII missions. Longer missions during the Gemini program gave astronauts more time for scientific experiments, often created and monitored by other government agencies or academic institutions. Scientists at the U.S. Weather Bureau (now NOAA) created this camera attachment so it could simultaneously record a spectrum and an infrared image to determine cloud heights.

This camera was transferred from NOAA to the Museum in 1987.

Transferred from NOAA

Country of Origin
United States of America
Germany

Manufacturer
Leica
U.S. Weather Bureau, Meteorological Sat. Lab

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
glass, metal, plastic, fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 6 in. tall x 5 1/2 in. wide x 5 1/2 in. deep (15.24 x 13.97 x 13.97cm)

ID: A19870360000