South Building: 10-inch Telescope and Schmidt Camera.
In the aerial views from the outside
Yerkes pages, you can see the smaller building on the
Lake (southern) side of the Observatory.
This building contains two
telescopes: (1) the 10-inch telescope, which
is special because it is frequently open for public and private
viewings (see the page on visiting
Yerkes for more information), and (2) the
Schmidt camera, which is another
This is a view of the south building -- the two domes are
Two views of the 10-inch:
out through the slit in the dome with the telescope in the foreground.
of the telescope itself.
First, a description that explains more about
what a Schmidt camera does.
Various views of the Schmidt camera (Prof. Kyle Cudworth is
back at the Observatory through the slit in the Schmidt dome.
Go back to the page on
the telescopes at Yerkes
Content originally generated in March 1995.
This file was last modified on 20 April 1999.