Planetarium Projector Pictures
Instruments from the Planetarium Projector Museum Collection
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Lots of links and good information may be found here.
Planetarium Projectors in Amazing 3-D
This is where you want to go to see 3-D pictures of your faviorite planetarium projector.
Planetarium Projector Picture Scrapbook
This is where you want to go to see pictures of your faviorite planetarium projectors.
Some really neat old Zeiss pictures may be found here.
Spitz A-1 Planetarium Projector
The Museum is proud to have 2 Spitz A-1 Planetarium Projectors in its collection.
Spitz A3P Planetarium Projector
The Museum is proud to have a Spitz A-3P Planetarium Projector in its collection.
As one of the most popular projectors ever built, it found its way into many colleges and schools.
Spitz 373 Planetarium Projector
The Spitz 373 Planetarium Projector has a metal star ball and is a cousin of the Harmonic Reed Nova III.
Spitz 512 Planetarium Projector
The Spitz 512 Planetarium Projector was the proud sucessor to the A3P with many improvements.
Spitz Space Transit Simulator Planetarium Projector
This Spitz Space Transit Simulator Planetarium Projector was the first prototype built for NASA for the Apollo Moon project.
Spitz Space Transit Planetarium Projector
This Spitz Space Planetarium Projector is one of 11 ever built.
There are still 2 in operation.
This Goto EX3 Planetarium Projector was designed to be portable and made for schools.
This Goto E-5 Planetarium Projector was also designed to be portable and made for schools.
It had more stars and its own planet cage and was made for a 16 foot dome.
Goto S-2 Planetarium Projector
This Goto S-2 Planetarium Projector was built in 1959 and projects 2,500 stars optically with 32 lenses.
It did not have a separate planet cage so improvements were comming on future projectors.
There was also no horizon cutoffs with this projector.
Goto Mercury Planetarium Projector
This Goto Mercury Planetarium Projectors were built in the 1960s and project about 1800 stars.
The Mercury projector used pinholes and also lenses for the brighter stars.
Goto Venus Planetarium Projector
Goto Venus Planetarium Projectors went into production in the mid 1960s and project about 3200 stars.
They used 32 lenses, but included separate projectors for the brighter stars and planets.
This projector provided separate horizon cutoffs for each individual lens.
The Planetarium Projector Museum is proud to have 2 Venus projectors in our collection.
Minolta Planetarium Projector
This Minolta Planetarium Projector was built in 1973 and projects about 4,000 stars.
Nova III Planetarium Projector
This Nova III Planetarium Projector was built in the 1960s by Harmonic Reed.
Homemade Planetarium Projector
This Homemade Planetarium Projector uses a Dick Emmons starball.
Made by the Home Planetarium Association and Gary Likert.
Musser Copernican Planetarium
This is the prototype Musser Planetarium.
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