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title:

Astrographic Camera

image number:

P0052614

description:

According to Tom Borlik this image was "...taken with a Kodak Hawkeye camera...in July 1959 by me while I attended the 1959 Indiana Science Institute at Indiana University. [This image shows] the 10-inch Astrographic Camera in the Asteroid Building located about 100 yards north of the Goethe Link Observatory Building. It was used by Indiana University between 1948 and 1966 to photographically detect asteroids or minor planets whose orbital data was incomplete and therefore were recovered, but however over 100 new asteroids were discovered from this site using this camera. The discoverer, meaning Indiana University, meaning Dr. Frank K. Edmondson, the Astronomy Department's chairman, would then have the rights to name the newly discovered asteroid!"

date taken:

1959 July

film code:

Kodak Safety Film

photographer studio:

Borlik, Thomas

building name:

Asteroid Building (at Goethe Link Observatory)

corporate name:

Link Observatory, Goethe

corporate name:

Astronomy, Department of

corporate name:

Indiana Astronomical Society

topic:

Telescopes

topic:

Cameras

topic:

Astronomical instruments

topic:

Astronomical observatories

topic:

Astronomy

city:

Martinsville

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Observatory Road (8403)

series:

Groups