Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Dr. Edmondson and secretary Beryl Potter

image number:

P0020940

description:

From 1949-1966 Beryl Potter was the person who "blinked" all of the 8x10 glass plate images that were taken with the 10-inch Astrograph at the Goethe Link Observatory. She was the one who used the blink comparator (see image P0052616) that was manually used to view the plates back and forth. During this process an asteroid would appear to jump between two locations since there was a 1-hour time span difference between the two exposures.

Number "1729 Beryl" was named in honor of Mrs. Potter. It was discovered on September 19, 1963.

date taken:

1944 January

film code:

Eastman - Safety - Kodak 106

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

6940

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Edmondson, Frank K.

personal name:

Potter, Beryl H.

corporate name:

Astronomy, Department of

topic:

Astronomers

topic:

Microscopes

topic:

Women

topic:

Office workers

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

Astronomy