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Photograph - The Sun, taken at Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, 1871 Image Reg. No: MM 040014

Summary:
Photograph of the Sun, 6 July 1871. Possibly taken by Warren de la Rue at Kew, England and sent to Melbourne Observatory as examples of sun photos, prior to Melbourne Observatory acquiring its photoheliograph in 1875.

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.
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Photograph of the Sun, 6 July 1871.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, great melbourne telescope, observatories, quadrants, telescopes, the sun stars
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Format: Photograph: Black & White

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