McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory
Control Mechanisms 3
II: Buildings and Grounds
Astronomer Dr. Carl Keenan Seyfert looks through an eyepiece in the McDonald telescope while holding one of the control boxes, which are located at each observing point. These controls regulate the movements of the telescope and the shutter. Both the observatory, in the Davis Mountains of Western Texas, and its 82-inch reflecting telescope, the second largest in the world, were designed and built by the Warner & Swasey Company of Cleveland, Ohio for the University of Texas which will operate the facility with the University of Chicago. The observatory will be dedicated May 5, 1939.
Seyfert, Carl Keenan, 1911-1960 | Astronomical observatories | Telescopes | Science rooms and equipment
Warner & Swasey Company
Photographic prints; 24.3 x 19.7 cm
Davis Mountains, Texas
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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