Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

More than 30,000 photos of scientists and their work

Attention ESVA Patrons:

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ site is moving soon and adopting an open access approach to digital image sharing. Once we have transitioned to the new site in 2021, we will no longer charge for our high-resolution digital images or usage fees (note that we do not hold copyright to all the images in our collections and you will still need to obtain permission for those which we do not own).

If you are working on a long-term project, we advise you to wait until the migration is complete so that you may obtain our copies for free. If you cannot wait, email us at nbl [at] aip.org and we will do what we can to assist you. We will not be offering refunds for past purchases.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page on the Ex Libris Universum blog. 

Palomar Observatory F16

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Palomar Observatory F16

Image title: 
200-inch mirror heads for the top of Palomar Mountain
Credit line: 
Copyright Los Angeles Times. Contact Los Angeles T imes Rights and Permissions for permission to publish.

Palomar Observatory; After eleven and one-half years of grinding and polishing in the Optical Shop on the Cal Tech campus, the 200-inch mirror heads for the top of Palomar Mountain.

Photo date: 
November, 1947
Original format: 
2 photographic prints (black and white; 10 x 8 inches, 8 x 6 inches)
Palomar Observatory