The finished flint and crown elements of the photographic objective
went to the observatory cellars, where they lay forgotten in wooden packing boxes until about 2002 when Francoise Launay of the Paris Observatory helped unearth them.
The photographic objective arrived later and was mounted by 12 August.
He mounted a 12-inch objective prism of 20 degrees angle in front of the photographic objective and made a spectrographic survey of all southern stars brighter than mag 3.5.
"My personal photographic objective
is to acknowledge and celebrate the existence of beauty--it is often found in unexpected or overlooked places and circumstances," notes the photographer.
Ideally, the photographic objective should be between the two observation objectives.
If an optical instrument does not have a separate, centrally located photographic objective, it is imperative that the instrument allow for photography through both the right and left objectives.
Eyepiece reticles, position of the photographic objective, and presence of a flash were also considered in final photographic recommendations (Table 1).
Fuel consumption provided more than enough flight time to achieve photographic objectives
either briefed or improvised.