Construction of the McMath


About this image

Construction of the McMath solar telescope in May 1961. This telescope, now known as the McMath-Pierce Solar Facility, is the largest solar telescope in the world. This picture is from the collection of Dr E. Carpenter, former director of the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory.

More: telescopes page, history page.

Minimum credit line: NOAO/AURA/NSF

Downloadable versions:
400 x 588 53 kb color JPEG (on this page)
819 x 1203 200 kb color JPEG
819 x 1203 976 kb 8-bit color TIFF
819 x 1203 2.9 Mb 24-bit color TIFF
(see NOAO Conditions of Use)

Comments by e-mail to