The Milky Way

These are two wide angle photographs of the Milky Way taken in the 1953. The camera itself is located at the apex of the tripod and is looking down at the spherical mirror, giving it a field of view of up to 150 degrees. The pictures were taken by Theodore E. Houck and Arthur D. Code.

Plate 2: Galactic Bulge (between 285 and 65 degrees galactic longitude)
May 21/22, 1953, T. E. Houck and A. D. Code
Blue filter, 45 minute integration

Plate 10: Galactic Bulge (between 275 and 35 degrees galactic longitude)
June, 1953, observer unknown
Hydrogen Alpha filter, unknown integration time
Saturn is in Virgo at the edge of the field