A Graceful Carl Zeiss 20 cm Refractor Telescope
Observatory of Japan
NAOJ Mitaka Campus
Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo visited
the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mitaka Campus.
He retired from the NAOJ,
but he returned to the NAOJ again by the scientist's request.
We took a walk in the NAOJ Mitaka campus by Mr. Nakagiri's interesting guidance.
Mr. Masao Nakagiri, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
The 20cm Telescope Dome, Taisyo 10 (1921)
Very Beautiful 20 cm Refractor Telescope, Made in 1927 by Carl Zeiss
Great Heliograph, Made in 1909 by Steinheil
Very Graceful Vintage Telescope, She is working happily now!!
Because the tower itself functions as a telescopic tube,
Einstein Tower is also referred to as the "Tower Telescope".
Solar Tower Telescope, Einstein Tower, Syowa 5 (1930)
The door was opened specially today
Very Old Coelostat Made by Carl Zeiss
How the Einstein Tower Works
Very Vintage Observation Room of the 1930s
Old Precious Observation Equipment
The Camera Lens of a Spectroscope
The Big Camera used for Solar Eclipse Observation
Various Cameras used for Solar Eclipse Observation
Type 1 Shooting Inspection Camera, Showa 18 (1943) Made by Rokuoh-sha
The Old Tenmon Geppo (Astronomical Monthly Report) Collection
From the 45th Volume (1952) to the 47th Volume (1954)
The 65cm Big Telescope Dome
The 65 cm Telescope Dome is a giant building;
it is 19.5 m high and has a dome with an impressive diameter of 15 m.
Boasting the largest aperture among refractor telescope in Japan,
this was mainly used for determining the positions of stars.
The 65 cm Big Telescope Dome, Taisho 15 (1926)
Shipbuilding technology of Japan is used for the dome
The Carl Zeiss 65 cm Big Refractor Telescope
Mr. Nakagiri explained the history of space observation and telescope
Transit Instrument Museum
The correct ascension of the planets and major asteroids were observed in this building using the Repsold transit instrument.
Transit Instrument Museum
Repsold Transit Instrument, Made in Germany 1880
Various precious historical transit instruments are exhibited
The Gautier meridian circle is an observation instrument that was
used to determine the precise positioning of celestial objects.
The Observation Room of Gautier Meridian Circle
The Gautier Meridian Circle, Made in France 1903
Photoelectric Meridian Circle
The photoelectric meridian circle is an observation facility with a specially-equipped telescope (meridian circle) installed to determine the precise positioning of celestial objects.
Now, in order to establish the National Astronomical Museum,
many pieces of astronomical observation equipment is collected
in this building.
The Observation Room of Photoelectric Meridian Circle
Exhibition Model of the Norikura Solar Observatory
The Nikon 10 cm coronagraph of Norikura Solar Observatory
Great Historical Astronomical Observation Equipment
20 cm Brashear Astrograph, Made in U.S.A.
Solar Monochrome Heliograph, Made in France
Nikon 20 cm Refractor Telescope
This 20 cm Nikon telescope was in Utsunomiya University
Another Nikon 20 cm Refractor Telescope
This 20 cm Nikon telescope was in Akita University
This painted black telescope is a Schmidt camera.
Very Old Japanese Schmidt Telescope
Shooting Star Astrograph by Four Nikkor 20 cm F3.5 Lenses
Historical Vintage Theodolites
The Newest Astronomical Observation System
In order to know the newest astronomical observation system,
we went into the exhibition room.
Thirty Meter Telescope
The 45 m Radio Telescope of NAOJ Nobeyama
Mr. Nakagiri and the Subaru Telescope
Mr. Nakagiri loves the Subaru Telescope very much.
ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array)
The Solar Observation Satellite Hinode (Solar-B)
He was engaged in development of the Solar Observation Satellite Hinode (Solar-B) from 2002 to 2006. The Hinode is working happily now in the universe.
Big Happy Meeting in Mitaka
It was very interesting happy meeting in Mitaka.
They are alive even if old.
Thank you very much for Mr. Masao Nakagiri.
Mr. Nakagiri and Nikon Kenkyukai Boys and Girls
Special Thanks to;
Copyright Michio Akiyama, Tokyo Japan 2011, 2016