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Photograph - K Crucis, Taken With The Great Melbourne Telescope, Victoria, 3 Mar 1883 Image Reg. No: MM 107620

Photograph of the Kappa Crucis Cluster, named the 'Jewel Box', in the constellation of Crux. Photograph taken by Joseph Turner with the Great Melbourne Telescope on March 3 1883, with an exposure of 5 minutes.
SIlver gelatin photograph mounted on card, sheet of tissue paper attached at the top covers photograph.
Description Of Content:
K Crucis cluster, a group of stars pictured near the centre of image, several smaller stars pictured in the surrounding area, background is black.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 138 mm (Height), 99 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: This is image size as well - there are no margins in the photograph itself

More information

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: 'K Crucis taken with the Great Melbourne Telescope / March 3 1883 / Exposure 5 minutes'

Hand written in black ink on the back of photograph: 'K Crucis. Taken with Melbourne Great / Telescope / Exposure 5 mintues'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Photographer: Mr Joseph Turner - Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 3 Mar 1883
Place & Date Created: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 3 Mar 1883

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