Photoelectric Photometer


While working towards a PhD in astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley in the mid-1930s, Gerald Kron (1913-2012) built this photoelectric photometer and tested it on the 36-inch refractor at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. The photometer remained in use for several decades.

Ref: Gerald E. Kron, “The New Photoelectric Photometer of the Lick Observatory,” Lick Observatory Bulletin 499 (1939): 53-56.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0340.01Catalog Number: 1997.0340.01Accession Number: 1997.0340

Object Name: photoelectric photometer

Measurements: overall: 27.5 cm x 43 cm x 21 cm; 10 13/16 in x 16 15/16 in x 8 1/4 inoverall: 16 1/2 in x 8 in x 6 3/8 in; 41.91 cm x 20.32 cm x 16.1925 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184550

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