Artifacts

Dynazoom

Artifact Details

The Dynazoom used stereoscopy, which combines two images to create the perception of depth.

The Dynazoom was a state-of-the-art device for stereo viewing of satellite and aircraft film in the 1960s and 1970s.  It optically couples two commercial microscopes capable of magnifications up to 300x.  Using these tools, analysts could extract maximum intelligence from stereo image pairs – but setup was not easy.  Unlike today’s highly automated stereo viewing of digital imagery, analysts had to manually and painstakingly align film and adjust the microscopes to view images in stereo on the Dynazoom.

Artifact Specs

46 cm x 53.5 cm x 24 cm
(L x W x H)

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