Pluto Discovery Telescope

Pluto Discovery telescope.jpg

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Title

Pluto Discovery Telescope

Subject

Pluto Dome
Pluto Discovery Telescope
13-inch Telescope

Description

The Pluto Discovery Telescope, an astrograph used to discover Pluto in 1930. This astrograph took photographs on glass plates that were compared by astronomers to track movements of potential planets. Using the Zeiss Blink Comparator, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto as it was observed through this piece of equipment.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Undated

Rights

This object is property of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Any public use requires the written permission of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Contact us at http://www2.lowell.edu/Research/library/

Format

Black and white photograph

Type

Image

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Citation

Unknown, “Pluto Discovery Telescope,” Lowell Observatory Archives, accessed August 14, 2022, https://collectionslowellobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/1050.