This camera, with a Polaroid back, was used to provide a quick photographic record of the telemetered signal from Celescope. Celescope was a project in the 1960s to survey the ultraviolet sky at wavelengths invisible from the ground. It has a specially designed shroud to fit over the face of an oscilloscope to facilitate use. The Uvicon tubes on Celescope were TV tubes that imaged small portions of the sky through a set of four telescopes. The camera record was therefore a means of assessing the brightnesses of the stars and other objects the telescopes imaged.
Transferred to NASM from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1973.
Transferred from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory