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photometer2.jpg
Lantern slide of the photoelectric photometer around 1925. From the Observatory's lantern slide collection, marked "PE 2." Robert Baker continued Stebbin's photometry work when he arrived at Illinois in 1923. He continued to use the 12-inch…

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photometer1.jpg
Photograph of the photoelectric cell photometer attached to the 12-inch refractor. The photograph dates to about 1913-1915. During the summer of 1915, Dr. Stebbins took this photometer to Lick Observatory to study the variable star Beta Lyrae.…

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photocell.jpg
Lantern slide of a photoelectric cell made by Jacob Kunz. Part of the Observatory's lantern slide collection, marked "PE 5."

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30inch1925.jpg
Lantern slide of the 30-inch reflecting telescope after it was rebuilt between 1925-1927. The dual-channel photoelectric photometer hangs on the end of the telescope. The rebuilt telescope was located in a 15-foot domed Observatory located on…

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eclipsestation1918.jpg
One of over 1000 lantern slides in the Observatory's collection. Labelled "E1" this is a photograph of the photoelectric photometer Dr. Joel Stebbins and Dr. Jakob Kunz used to observe the solar eclipse on June 8, 1918. The photograph also appeared…

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transitroom.jpg
Figure 2: Galvanometer and accessories for the selenium photometer. Page 191.

Visible in the photograph are the galvanometer, reading telescope, scale, batteries,Wheatstone bridge, and resistance boxes. Was located in the west-central transit…

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UofIselenium1910.jpg
Figure 1: Selenium cell in ice-pack attached to 12-inch refractor. Page 190.

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Wood, metal, glass

Small wooden box (4 ¾ x 2 ¾ x 2”), 11 shades, some marked .66, .86, 1.31, 1.56, 1.80, 2.95, 4 unlabeled. Possibly 1917.

Made reference to use of shades in several papers including Nova Aquilae and Algol (1921).

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Alvan Clark Polarizing photometer
Wood, brass, glass

Wooden box with hinged lid, barlow adapter, brass ring. Box measures 30” x 9” x 9”. The photometer is 24” long.

The visual photometer utilizes the polarizing properties of doubly-refracting crystals to measure…

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