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Star Catalogue - Epoch 1890, Melbourne Observatory, 1917 Document Reg. No: HT 23206

Summary:
Third Melbourne General Catalogue of Stars, for the Epoch 1880, Melbourne Observatory, 1917.

The published catalogue of 3068 stars is based on observations primarily undertaken by Edward. J. White, First Assistant Astronomer at Melbourne Observatory, between 1884 and 1894.
Description:
Printed hardcover large format book.Red cover, white text printed along spine.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Karen White, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 315 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

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Themes this item is part of: Mapping the Stars at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Great Melbourne Telescope, Great Melbourne Telescope, Robert Lewis John Ellery, Astronomer & Scientist (1827-1908), Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Pietro Baracchi, Astronomer (1851-1926), Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Establishing Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1911-1912, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Williamstown Observatory, 1853-1863, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational records
Inscriptions: Cover inscription: 'Third Melbourne General Catalogue of 3068 Stars for the Equinox 1890, from observations made at Melbourne Observatory during the period 1884.7 to 1894.0 under the direction of Robert L. J. Ellery, Government Astronomer to 1895. Revised and prepared for press under the direction of Pietro Baracchi, Government Astronomer, 1895-1915. By authority: Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1917.'
Author: Pietro Baracchi - Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1917
Editor: Mr Robert Ellery, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1917
Commissioned By: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1917
References: Diary of Edward J. White, 1850-1913, State Library of Victoria, MS 13122.
Robert Ellery, Presidential Address, 8 July 1872, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, v 10, 1870-73.

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