Camera, Lens, Stellar, Corona

Camera, Lens, Stellar, Corona

     

This is a lens from a stellar camera used from 1962-1972 onboard the U.S. Corona photoreconnaissance satellites. Stellar cameras took photographs of the stars and, in conjuction with photographs from the horizon cameras and the index camera, enabled photo interpreters to more easily determine the exact terrain being photographed by the main cameras. This unflown lens was manufactured by Goerz Optical and donated by Hughes Danbury Optical Systems to NASM in 1996.

Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Goerz Optical Co.

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Lens--optical glass
Lens housing--aluminum alloy
Dimensions
Overall: 4 in. long x 4 1/2 in. in diameter (10.16 x 11.43cm)

This is a lens from a stellar camera used from 1962-1972 onboard the U.S. Corona photoreconnaissance satellites. Stellar cameras took photographs of the stars and, in conjuction with photographs from the horizon cameras and the index camera, enabled photo interpreters to more easily determine the exact terrain being photographed by the main cameras. This unflown lens was manufactured by Goerz Optical and donated by Hughes Danbury Optical Systems to NASM in 1996.

Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Goerz Optical Co.

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Lens--optical glass
Lens housing--aluminum alloy
Dimensions
Overall: 4 in. long x 4 1/2 in. in diameter (10.16 x 11.43cm)

ID: A19960624003