Worlds Biggest Telescope

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Title

Worlds Biggest Telescope

Subject

Mountains--California--Los Angeles County--Early 20th century
Ohio--Delaware County--Sunbury--History--Early 20th century
Personal narratives--American--Early 20th century
Photography--Stereographs--United States--Early 20th century
Travel--United States--California--Los Angeles County--Early 20th century

Description

Summit of Mt Wilson Jan 29

1924 The Carnegie Telescope in

background - the biggest one in

the world. 100 ft in diameter, with

a ^(mirror) lens 100 in. in diam.

It shows many more stars than

any other 'scope, - down to a star of

the 26th dimension. A light the

size of a candle can be seen

at a distance of 8,000 mi.

The dome has an opening in the top

that slides back 20 some feet.

Mr Carnegie gave $22,000,000.00

to build the scope; the splendid

scenic road that wriggles and twists

up nine miles on Mt Wilsons slopes,

and for maintanence of the same.

Front of picture:

Worlds Biggest Telescope

Creator

Daisy E. Green Wheaton

Date

Jan 29, 1924

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Relation

Daisy Wheaton Stereographs

Format

Stereograph

Language

English

Type

Still Image
Text

Identifier

30210312451981

Citation

Daisy E. Green Wheaton, “Worlds Biggest Telescope,” Delaware County Memory, accessed June 15, 2024, http://www.delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/4752.

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