Artifact Details


NASA - SETI prototype equipment including a VAX 11/750 and MCSA analyzer

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Still Image


SETI Institute; NASA Ames Research Center

Place of Publication

Goldstone, CA, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number AC86-0028-1


8 x 10 in


Photographic print


This is a color image of the SETI prototype equipment consisting of a power conditioner, VAX 11/750, tape and disk drives, and a MCSA analyzer. The computers have white panel covers and are floor standing. The MCSA equipment on the far right of the image has its panels removed showing the interior components of cables, wires, and circuit boards. Behind the computers are rows of cables and a bookshelf. Light is coming from the overhead ceiling. In the center of verso side of image on the white 1 1/4 x 4 in. label with the text "SETI prototype equipment at DSS13, Goldstone, California. From left to right: Power conditioner, VAX 11/750, Disk and Tape Drives, Multichannel Spectrum Analyzer (MCSA) Prototype, using wire-wrap boards (designed and built for SETI by Stanford University). (AC86-0028-1)". Written on the 1 x 2 5/8 in. label on verso side is text "Photo provided by NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California 94035-1000". Written in blue pen on verso side of image near the bottom right corner is "AC86-0028-1".


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Multichannel Spectrum Analyzer (MCSA); Sun Microsystems, Inc.; SETI Institute; NASA Ames Research Center; Sun 100 (Computer); VAX 11/750 (Computer)


Gift of the SETI Institute

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