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Name of Image: H-Alpha #1 Telescope - Skylab Apollo Telescope Mount
MIX #: 0101909
NIX #: 0101909 MSFC-0101909
Date of Image: 1973-01-01
Category: Skylab

Full Description: This chart describes the Hydrogen-Alpha (H-Alpha) #1 Telescope, one of eight major solar study facilities on the Skylab Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM). There were two H-Alpha telescopes on the ATM that were used primarily to point the ATM and keep a continuous photographic record during the solar observation periods. Both telescopes gave the Skylab astronauts a real-time picture of the Sun in the red light of the H-Alpha spectrum through a closed-circuit television. The H-Alpha #1 Telescope provided simultaneous photographic and ultraviolet (UV) pictures, while the #2 Telescope operated only in the TV mode. The Marshall Space Flight Center was responsible for development of the H-Alpha Telescopes.
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Keywords: Skylab, H-Alpha Telescope, Hydrogen-Alpha Telescope, Apollo Telescope Mount, ATM
MSFC Negative Number: 0101909
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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