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Photograph - Orion Nebula, Taken with the Great Melbourne Telescope, Victoria, 26 Feb 1883 Image Reg. No: MM 107609

Summary:
Photograph of Orion Nebula, taken by Joseph Turner with the Great Melbourne Telescope on 26 Feb 1883, with an exposure of 4 minutes.
Description:
Albumen photograph mounted on card
Description Of Content:
Section of Orion Nebula to the left of image, several smaller starts surrounding it, background a purple-black colour.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 192 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: This is image size as well - there are no margins in the photograph itself

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Tagged with: astronomy, stars
Themes this item is part of: Great Melbourne Telescope, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, 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, Engineering Collection, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink under photograph: 'Orions Neb. Taken with the Great Melbourne Telescope / Feb 26/83. Exposure 4 minutes. / Seale for above photo 0.3mins = 1' / s / note. The photograph taken by O H J Draper, of New York / on March 14th/82 was taken on a dip gelatine plate, / the exposure being 137 minutes = 2 hours 17 minutes'

Hand written in black ink above photograph: 'n'

Hand written in black ink to the left of photograph: 'f'

Hand written in black ink to the right of photograph: 'p'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Photographer: Mr Joseph Turner - Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 26 Feb 1883
Place & Date Created: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 26 Feb 1883

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