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Title
Construction of the observatory dome for the 100-inch telescope building, Mount Wilson Observatory
Date Created and/or Issued
1915-07
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
Construction of the observatory dome for the 100-inch telescope building, Mount Wilson Observatory. A portion of a crane extends beyond the roof line of the dome itself. The steel framing for the dome is in place; the steel sheathing is seen just below the top of the dome. Scaffolding surrounds the concrete foundation and a portion of the dome framing. Trees and shrubs are in the surrounding area.
Image courtesy of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
COPC 496
28493
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/1394
Subject
Construction--California
Observatory domes--Design and construction
Framing (Building)
Steel, Structural
Sheathing (Building Materials)
Scaffolding
Foundations
Cranes, derricks, etc
Hoisting machinery
Mount Wilson Observatory
Astronomical observatories
Observatories
Trees
Shrubs
Photographic prints. (gmgpc)
Place
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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