Lights, Portable, IMAX

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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:

As with filming for any motion picture, IMAX movies filmed in space required proper lighting for each scene. Astronauts had this lamp available for placement around the shuttle cabin to illuminate their activities beyond standard interior lighting. It has a long cable for attachment to a power source and a mounting surface for placement on brackets so it would not float freely. The metal cage around the light protected astronauts from the hot lamp while it was in use.

NASA transferred this and other IMAX camera equipment to the Smithsonian in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Copper Alloy
  • Steel
  • Synthetic
  • Coating

Dimensions

  • Overall: 15.9 × 8.3 × 21cm (6 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.)
  • Other (Cable): 365.8cm (12 ft.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A20130130000