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Description

GALAXY/COSMOS Astronomical plate scanner, consists of cast iron frame, moving plate holder and vertical scanning head, used at Royal Observatory Edinburgh, c.1969

Museum reference

T.2013.5

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Scanner

Production information

Ferranti, Manufacturer of component
Oldham, England, EUROPE
Sogenique (Service) Ltd, Manufacturer
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, EUROPE

Associations

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

References

Walker, G.S (1971) 'The Design and Development of the GALAXY Machine' http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1971PROE....8..103W&db_key=AST&page_ind=0&plate_select=NO&data_type=GIF&type=SCREEN_GIF&classic=YES