Africa Site Test 1955

Early site testing in the Karroo Region. Between October 1955 and March 1957, first series of site tests were performed over a wide range or geographic latitudes in South Africa, gradually converging to the Karroo semi-desert region. This picture was taken by one of the principal participants of these site tests, J. Dommanget, and shows his collaborator J. Boulon, at Willomore, with the equipment as it was moved between different observing sites.

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ESO/J.Dommanget

About the Image

Id:africa_site_test2_1955
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5858 x 3938 px

About the Object

Name:Africa
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• X - People and Events

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