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Photograph - South Collimating Mark, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1935 Reg. No: MM 107640
- Small building housing the south collimating mark at Melbourne Observatory. The collimating mark was on the meridian line of the East Transit Telescope, and used to check the alignment of the telescope and any possible disturbance in its foundations.
Photograph taken circa 1935 by Rolf Baldwin, the son of the Government Astronomer, Joseph Baldwin.
- Monochrome silver gelatin print.
- Description Of Content:
- Small building in centre middleground, to the west of front gates of the Observatory House. Grass in foreground, bushes and trees on either side of image.
|Dimensions:||63 mm (Height), 86 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||astronomy, observatories, gardens, buildings, bushes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten in black ink on the back of photograph: 'The building which used to / stand where the obelisk / now is just west of the / front gate of Observatory / house. Every so long, as / remember being told, the transit instrument was /(extensive text)'
Printed in black ink on back of photograph: 'VELOX(repeated)'
Rubber stamped in black ink on back of photograph: '6 33'
|Photographer:||Mr Rolf Baldwin, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935|
|Place & Date Depicted:||South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1935|