Film magazine designed for the Skylab S-082B ultraviolet spectroheliograph experiment, comprising the large film magazine and its locking canister assembly. The magazine, measuring 16.5″ x 16.5″ x 6″, is marked as "S-082, B-3," and bears a Ball Brothers Research Corporation tag on the top: "XUV Spectrograph Film Magazine, PN 36361-501, Ser: CM11A 004, Customer: Naval Research Laboratory, Contract No. N0014-67C-0470, Customer DWG No. Model S-082B, Customer Spec No. CP 25100." The large case, measuring 18″ x 21″ x 10″, is marked "S-082, B-4," and bears a Ball Brothers Research Corporation tag on the front: "Canister Assy, XUV Film Magazine, PN 26852-501, Ser. AF10B-004, Customer: Naval Research Laboratory, Contract No. N0014-67C-0470, Customer DWG No. Model S-082B, Customer Spec No. CP 25100." The canister assembly has a rotating handle that locks and unlocks the cover. In fine condition.
Sponsored by the Naval Research Laboratory, the Sklylab conducted an ultraviolet spectroheliograph on its Apollo Telescope Mount. The XUV spectroheliograph produced simultaneous monochromatic images of the entire sun over a broad range of the extreme ultraviolet spectrum. It acquired a total of 1023 useful exposures while on Skylab, most of which were of extreme scientific interest.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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