Photoelectric Photometer

Photoelectric Photometer

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Description
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
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 in
overall: 16 1/2 in x 8 in x 6 3/8 in; 41.91 cm x 20.32 cm x 16.1925 cm
ID Number
1997.0340.01
catalog number
1997.0340.01
accession number
1997.0340
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National Museum of American History
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