16" Cassegrain Reflector; Boller & Chivens; 1967; COB070


Space Place at Carter Observatory


16" Cassegrain Reflector

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16" Cassegrain Reflector; manufactured by Boller & Chivens, California for Carter Observatory, 1967. Used at both Carter Observatory and Black Birch Outstation for astronomical research. Purchased with funds bequeathed to Carter Observatory by Ruth Crisp, New Zealand writer and philanthropist.


Boller & Chivens

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Tom Moore 20 Dec 2010 19:06 PM,UTC

The same telescope is in use at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in the observatory outside the main building near the Capitol and Mall in Washington, DC. http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/popobservatory.cfm

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