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Photograph - The Sun, taken at Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, 1882 Image Reg. No: MM 040167

Sun photograph, 16 Nov 1882, taken at Melbourne Observatory by C.E.M; presumably C.E. Moerlin, assistant astronomer at Melbourne Observatory.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
Description Of Content:
Sun photograph, 16 Nov 1882.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Original Caption: C.E M. 2268C. 16/11/1882 8H 44W. WET.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: C. Moerlin - Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 16 Nov 1882


Barry Clark Posted on 10 Feb 2011 6:58 PM
This is extremely unlikely to have been taken with the GMT. The caption doesn't help much. It might have been taken with the Photoheliograph, especially if the solar diameter is close to 200 mm, as a new large plateholder was fitted at times in the 1880s.

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