Baker-Nunn camera


Ba·​ker-Nunn camera
: a large camera for tracking earth satellites

Word History


after James G. Baker, born 1914 American optical designer and Joseph Nunn American engineer

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baker-Nunn camera was in 1957

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“Baker-Nunn camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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