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Photos of INT erection


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Caption: The INT building from the Observatory access road.
Credit: RGO.
Date: June 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (250 K) | TIFF (5,202 K)
Caption: Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope (left) and Isaac Newton Telescope (right).
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (548 K) | TIFF (4,060 K)
Caption: The new 2.54m mirror is shown here undergoing an inspection during polishing: the polishing tool is raised above the mirror.
Credit: Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Company.
Date: Early 80s
Available formats: JPEG (139 K) | TIFF (6,310 K)
Caption: Isaac Newton Telescope building and dome.
Credit: D. A. Calvert.
Date: 1981.
Available formats: JPEG (114 K) | TIFF (6,310 K)
Caption: INT building and dome erection.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1981.
Available formats: JPEG (170 K) | TIFF (4,235 K)
Caption: Building erection.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1981.
Available formats: JPEG (191 K) | TIFF (3,813 K)
Caption: INT building foundations.
Credit: RGO.
Date: Autumn 1980.
Available formats: JPEG (138 K) | TIFF (4,226 K)
Caption: Isaac Newton Telescope erection.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (89 K) | TIFF (2,332 K)
Caption: Arrival in La Palma of the INT primary mirror.
Credit: RAL.
Date: December 1982.
Available formats: JPEG (213 K) | TIFF (3,762 K)
Caption: Set up of the INT vacuum tank.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 2 June 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (121 K) | TIFF (4,263 K)
Caption: Computer laboratory.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 2 June 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (116 K) | TIFF (3,980 K)
Caption: Building of the Isaac Newton Telescope after completion
Credit: George Nicholson
Date: 1982
Available formats: JPEG (251 K) | TIFF (8,957 K)
Caption: INT's primary mirror in aluminisation tank.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (134 K) | TIFF (8,613 K)
Caption: INT building from camping site.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1982.
Available formats: JPEG (246 K) | TIFF (8,372 K)
Caption: Access road to the observatory and INT in the background.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1982.
Available formats: JPEG (245 K) | TIFF (8,190 K)
Caption: Work on INT mounting.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (124 K) | TIFF (9,626 K)
Caption: Work on INT mounting.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (265 K) | TIFF (17,520 K)
Caption: INT's primary mirror.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (97 K) | TIFF (8,025 K)
Caption: INT telescope.
Credit: George Nicholson.
Date: 1983.
Available formats: JPEG (126 K) | TIFF (7,942 K)
Caption: The observatory on La Palma was inaugurated by the King of Spain in ceremonies in an open-air theatre near to the INT with the heads of state and the royal guests and observatory dignitaries seated on the constructed platform.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1985.
Available formats: JPEG (482 K) | TIFF (5,114 K)
Caption: The 'flags of the cosmos', designed by Canarian artist César Manrique, flew amongst the telescopes of the Roque, symbolically depicting worlds outside our own. Here Io's magnetosphere flies above the William Herschel Telescope building.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1985.
Available formats: JPEG (1,300 K) | TIFF (4,319 K)
Caption: Manrique's flags, the inauguration platform and the INT dome.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1985.
Available formats: JPEG (297 K) | TIFF (8,321 K)
Caption: After unveiling a plaque to dedicate the INT, the Duke of Gloucester opened the dome shutter to the directions of Prof Alec Boksenberg. Prince Claus stands on the left.
Credit: RGO.
Date: 1985.
Available formats: JPEG (320 K) | TIFF (4,353)


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