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Engraving - Transit Telescope, Melbourne Observatory, A. H. Fullwood, circa 1886 Image Reg. No: MM 97987

Summary:
Coloured engraving of the 8-inch transit telescope at Melbourne Observatory, by artist and engraver Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930). The telescope was installed in the newly constructed East Transit Room in 1884.
Description:
Coloured engraving of the 8 inch transit telescope at Melbourne Observatory, by artist and engraver Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930). The telescope was installed in the newly constructed East Transit Room in 1884.
Description Of Content:
Coloured engraving of the 8 inch transit telescope at Melbourne Observatory, by artist and engraver Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930). The telescope was installed in the newly constructed East Transit Room in 1884.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 245 mm (Height), 350 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensons are for backing card mount.

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes, astronomical instruments
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Original Caption: Transit Telescope, Melbourne Observatory
Inscriptions: Text, printed: TRANSIT TELESCOPE, MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY.
Format: Print - Engraving: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1886
References: Martin Terry, 'Fullwood, Albert Henry (1863 - 1930)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp 598-599.

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