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Glass Positive - 'Solar Eclipse and Corona Prominences', 1870s Image Reg. No: MM 112819

Glass slide of an image of a solar eclipse and prominences, reproduced from the book 'The Story of the Sun' by Sir Robert S. Ball (1840-1913), published circa 1893. It is part of a collection of eighteen astronomical black and white photographic lantern slides and glass negatives.
Black and white glass slide.
Description Of Content:
Image of the sun showing a solar eclipse and prominences.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 107 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: eclipses, astronomy, observatories, stars, lantern slides, photography
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on a white label attached to glass: '231'

Text printed below image in negative: 'I. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, 29th JULY, 1878 (Shumway), / II. CORONA PROMINENCES AND CHROMOSPHERE IN THE ECLIPSE OF 1871.'
Format: Glass Slide: Black & White
Date Depicted: 1870s
Date Manufactured: circa 1920s

of Slide
Other Association (See Comments): Sir Robert Ball, circa 1893

Author of the book 'The Story of the Sun' in which the image on the photographic plate appeared.

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