Sloan Sky Survey Focal Plane Plug Plate

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This aluminum "plug plate" is typical of those used at the focal plane of the Sloan Survey telescope at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico.  This wide-field reflecting telescope has been cataloging hundreds of millions of celestial objects in the visible sky and has also been recording millions of spectra of galaxies.

Created:

02/02/2016

Photographer:

Mark Avino

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National Air and Space Museum Libraries

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Smithsonian Institution

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