McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory

McDonald Observatory
Zeiss Comparator 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
Astronomer Walter Linke at McDonald Observatory operating a Zeiss Comparator, an instrument for comparing star photographs. 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.
Linke, Walter | Science rooms and equipment | Astronomical observatories
Warner & Swasey Company
Photographic prints; 19.6 x 24.2 cm
Davis Mountains, Texas
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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