Schmidt camera

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Synonyms for Schmidt camera

reflecting telescope that has plate that corrects for aberration so a wide area of sky can be photographed

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The CSIR had promised the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory a South African observer for the Baker-Nunn camera which they operated at Olifanstfontein during the IGY.
In June 1961 Roy resigned from the CSIR and returned to work at the Baker-Nunn camera until May 1964.
As the IGY got under way, delays plagued the development of the large-aperture telescopes--named Baker-Nunn cameras after their two designers, James Baker and Joseph Nunn.
Baker-Nunn cameras provided some of the first precise positions for Sputnik 1 when it was launched on October 4, 1957.
The amateur visual effort complemented the precision photographic tracking by the giant Baker-Nunn cameras installed at observatories around the world.