Oscilloscope Camera, Project Celescope
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
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Aluminum, steel, glass, paint, synthetic fabric, plastic
- Overall: 9in. x 1ft 1 1/2in. x 6in. (22.9 x 34.29 x 15.2cm)