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Glass Positive - Star Cluster, Melbourne Observatory, 1891 Image Reg. No: MM 030486

Summary:
Experimental photograph of star cluster taken by Robert Ellery with the Astrograph telescope at Melbourne Observatory on 17 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: No 5 Positive Ellery / Plate No 50/ H 3352/ Cluster of stars between / N Argus / and Alpha Crucis / Exposed 2 hours 12 minutes Feby 17th 1891.
Inscriptions: Envelope marked: 'NO 5 POSITIVE ELLERY/ PLATE NO 50/ H 3352/ CLUSTER OF STARS BETWEEN/ N ARGUS/ AND ALPHA CRUCIS?/ EXPOSED 2 HOURS 12 MINUTES FEBY 17 1891 LOOSE A-8'
Format: Glass Positive: Black & White
Photographer: Mr Robert Ellery, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 17 Feb 1891
Place & Date Made: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 17 Feb 1891

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