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The 48-Inch Schmidt-type Telescope at Palomar Observatory [offprint, Reprint #115], with Original Photograph of Robert G Harrington with Rudolph Minkowski, al Wilson, Ira S Bowen, Max Mason, Don Hendrix Beneath the Telescope

Harrington, R. [Robert] G.

Published by Astronomical Society of the Pacific / Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Carnegie Instiotution, California Institute of Technology, 1952
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Offprint of Harrington's article in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pasc, Vol 64 No 381 December 1952, reprinted for distribution by Mt Wilson-Mt Palomar / carnegie/CalTech. With an original photograph of Harrington and five others involved with the telescope, standing beneath it. Also with an issue of CalTech's "Engineering and Science" monthly, containing an article by Zwicky about the search for supernovae, with Harrtington's initials on the cover. Robert G. Harrington was an American astronomer who worked at Palomar Observatory. He should not be confused with Robert Sutton Harrington, who was also an astronomer, but was born later and worked at the US Naval Observatory. He discovered or co-discovered a number of comets, including periodic comets 43P/Wolf-Harrington, 51P/Harrington (discovered in 1953), 52P/Harrington-Abell (discovered jointly with George O. Abell in 1955) and the comet/asteroid 107P/Wilson-Harrington, which he and Albert Wilson discovered in 1949 and which had become an asteroid by 1988. Harrington co-discovered the globular cluster Palomar 12 with Fritz Zwicky. The asteroid 3216 Harrington was not named after Robert G. Harrington, but rather after Robert Sutton Harrington. Harrington's name is, however, associated with the asteroid/comet 107P/Wilson-Harrington. Bookseller Inventory # 024950

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Title: The 48-Inch Schmidt-type Telescope at ...

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific / Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Carnegie Instiotution, California Institute of Technology

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Stapled Wrappers

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Separate Edition

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