Planetarium Projector by Carl Zeiss Jena

Planetarium Projector by Carl Zeiss Jena


ZKP-1 Planetarium Projector head by Carl Zeiss Jena AG.


Circa 1955 - 1960

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Categories: Other Technology Antiques, Magic Lanterns & Optical Toys


A late 1950’s Zeiss ZKP-1 Planetarium Projector by Carl Zeiss Jena AG.

The ZKP-1 was produced by Zeiss Jena between 1952-1977, and used in medium type planetarium with celestial dome diameters of 6 to 8 meters or 40 to 80 observers.

The star-sphere has 31 lenses which project around 5000 stars down to the 6th magnitude. The star-sphere also carries the projectors for the Milky Way, the Meridian and horizon.

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