Lot #4508
JPL Carl Zeiss SMK 120 Stereo Photogrammetry Camera and Tripod

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Estimate: $2000+

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Carl Zeiss SMK 120 stereophotogrammetry camera with large wooden tripod, each housed inside its own wooden case; the case for the camera has a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Photoscience tag on the lid. The long camera, measuring 52″ x 7″ x 3.75″, is marked on the back: "Zeiss Aerotopo, SMK 120, 28117, Made in Germany." Each side is fitted with a Carl Zeiss Topogon 1:11 f=60mm lens. The wooden tripod collapses to an overall length of approximately 50″, and has a Zeiss Aerotopo head with matching number, "28117." The camera and tripod are in fine condition, with the wooden cases worn, chipped, and cracked. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed the stereophotogrammetry systems to support the Viking Lander, designed to capture topographic information.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: October 08 - October 15