Lamp, UV Corona


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a BS-212 Anton counter shell converted to a UV corona lamp. This was used during the 1950's for field checking the sensitivity of UV detectors used in Naval Research Laboratory programs. This artifact is part of a collection of high energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory (see A19880001000-19880017000).

It was transferred to NASM in 1987 and is currently stored at the Garber facility.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Steel Alloy
  • Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Unknown Plating
  • Unknown Sealant


3-D: 7.1 × 1cm (2 13/16 × 3/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum