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Cornell, James C. Jr  Search this
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Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 3.5;
Black-and-white photographs
September 1977
Featured in the "Torch," February 1978.
Caption from Torch: "MMT CONSTRUCTION IN ARIZONA... The optical support system, a birdcage like structure of iron struts and supports which will hold the six large reflecting mirrors and other associated optics of the Multiple Mirror Telescope, was installed at the facility on top of Mt. Hopkins in mid-September. First, the system had to be trucked to the 8,550-foot summit of the southern Arizona mountain. The system came up the I8-mile winding road very slowly and very carefully in sections strapped to flatbed trailers. The MMT is a joint project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the University of Arizona."
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: February 1978, Image No. 94-2872
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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Local number:
SIA RU000371 [94-2872]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives