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Engraving - 'The Comet, As Seen From the Melbourne Observatory', South Yarra, Victoria, Aug 1874 Image Reg. No: SH 950108

Engraving of a view of a comet, as seen from the grounds of Melbourne Observatory. From The Australasian Sketcher, 8 August 1874.

The date of publication indicates that the comet is Coggia's Comet, which was viewed at Melbourne Observatory using the 4 1/2 inch equatorial telescope.
Section of a newspaper page, from The Australasian Sketcher, 8 August 1874, p. 68.
Description Of Content:
The Great Comet of 1882.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Museum of Victoria, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.50 cm (Height), 35.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: observatories, comets, astronomy, comet
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, 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
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Popular
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Original Caption: The Comet, as seen from Melboune Observatory
Inscriptions: On front: The comet, as seen from the Melbourne Observatory.
Format: Print - Engraving: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1874

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