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Glass Positive - Stars, Melbourne Observatory, 1891 Image Reg. No: MM 030488

Summary:
Experimental photograph of star cluster taken by Robert Ellery with the Astrograph telescope at Melbourne Observatory on 3 February 1891, soon after its installation.
Description:
Positive photographic image on glass plate in paper envelope.
Description Of Content:
Stars. Experimental photograph taken with the Astrograph telescope at Melbourne Observatory, soon after its installation.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, stars
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Great Melbourne Telescope, Robert Lewis John Ellery, Astronomer & Scientist (1827-1908), Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Mapping the Stars at Melbourne Observatory, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Williamstown Observatory, 1853-1863, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Original Caption: Envelope marked: Ellery / Silver print of Herschel 33/5 from negative taken Feb 3 1891. Exposed 21 mins through clouds / probably = 12 minutes clear exposure.
Inscriptions: Envelope marked: 'ELLERY/ SILVER PRINT OF HERSCHEL 33/5 FROM NEGATIVE TAKEN FEBY 3 1891 EXPOSED 21 MINS THROUGH CLOUDS/ PROBABLY = 12 MINUTES CLEAR EXPOSURE LOOSE A-10'
Format: Glass Positive: Black & White
Photographer: Mr Robert Ellery, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 03 Feb 1891
Place & Date Made: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 03 Feb 1891

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