Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA

Camera Obscura Installation

Photo of Photo of Griffith Observatory showing the Keene Camera Obscura left of entrance on roof.  -  Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_steele/

Features

  • Motorized rotation for the azimuth axel
  • 20-degree field of view on the 60-inch viewing table
  • Continuous azimuth rotation of the field of view

A fully adjustable 12-inch f/25 instrument was placed in the exhibit area of the newly renovated facility of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California for its opening in 2005. The Camera Obscura is part of a larger exhibit designed to orient viewers to objects on the horizon and in the surrounding sky.

This Camera Obscura, located on the roof, offers breathtaking scenic views of the greater Los Angeles Basin and the Hollywood sign from the viewing room.
 

Photos

  • Photo of Photo of Griffith Observatory showing the Keene Camera Obscura left of entrance on roof.  -  Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_steele/
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  • Photo of Photo of Griffith Observatory showing the Keene Camera Obscura -  Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_steele/
  • Photo of Photo of people viewing a projected image on the display table of the Griffith Observatory camera obscura built by George T. Keene.

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