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Organ Mountain Station Observational Logbooks

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/5/5

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This series is comprised of four logbooks from the Organ Mountain Station of Northwestern University's Dearborn Observatory. Also known as Southwest Observatory, the station was located at Organ Pass, New Mexico, and was dedicated on April 7, 1961. It served largely as a development center for enhancing telescopic imagery and received funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The logbooks date between August 22, 1961 and October 26, 1965. Information recorded on logsheets typically includes: name or initials of observer, observation date, identification of object or area observed, times of observation, weather conditions, temperature readings, and telescope and camera readings. Occasional remarks record weather changes and equipment or other problems that arose during observations.

Dates

  • 1961-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

4.00 Volumes

Abstract

This series is comprised of four logbooks from the Organ Mountain Station of Northwestern University's Dearborn Observatory. Also known as Southwest Observatory, the station was located at Organ Pass, New Mexico, and was dedicated on April 7, 1961. It served largely as a development center for enhancing telescopic imagery and received funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The logbooks date between August 22, 1961 and October 26, 1965.

Arrangement Note

Log sheets are bound into the volumes in chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

Kristina Houston, Department of Physics and Astronomy, transferred the Logbooks to the University Archives on November 9, 1988 (Accession #88-266).

Processing Information

Timothy Waltz; November 11, 1988.
Title
Guide to the Organ Mountain Station Observational Logbooks
Author
Timothy Waltz
Date
11/11/1988
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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