Oscilloscope Camera, Project Celescope

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

Manufacturer
Dumont

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Aluminum, steel, glass, paint, synthetic fabric, plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 9in. x 1ft 1 1/2in. x 6in. (22.9 x 34.29 x 15.2cm)

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

Manufacturer
Dumont

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Aluminum, steel, glass, paint, synthetic fabric, plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 9in. x 1ft 1 1/2in. x 6in. (22.9 x 34.29 x 15.2cm)

ID: A19740048000