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Title
Cleaning the mirror of the Hooker 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory
Date Created and/or Issued
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings: https://www.huntington.org/library-rights-permissions
Description
Removing bloom from newly deposited silver surface, by hand, with wads of cotton, on the mirror of the 100-inch Hooker reflecting telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory. The telscope is visble in much of the photograph; the mirror and scientists are below the telescope. Wooden ladders are visible on teh right-hand side.
Image courtesy of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Extent
1 4X5 B/W print
Identifier
COPC 607
28604
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/908
Subject
Mirrors--Cleaning
Reflecting telescopes
Large astronomical telescopes
Cassegrainian telescopes
Scientists
Cotton
Ladders
Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
Photographic prints. (gmgpc)
Place
Mount Wilson (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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