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Glass Positive - Nubecular Major or Large Magellanic Cloud, taken at Melbourne Observatory, 1891 Image Reg. No: MM 030477

Summary:
Experimental photograph of Nubecular Major or Large Magellanic Cloud, taken with the Astrograph telescope at Melbourne Observatory on 9 February 1891, soon after its installation. The first photograph was taken on 2 February 1891.
Description:
Positive photographic image on glass plate in paper envelope.
Description Of Content:
Large Magellanic Cloud. Experimental photograph taken with the Astrograph telescope at Melbourne Observatory, soon after its installation.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, galaxies
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, 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: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Original Caption: Envelope marked: No / 6 Postive / Nubecular Major / Plate 38 / Exposed 6 hours 17 minutes / Feby 9 1891. Loose A-3
Inscriptions: Envelope marked: 'NO/6 POSITIVE/ NUBECULA MAJOR/ PLATE 38/ EXPOSED 6 HOURS 17 MINUTES/ FEBY 9 1891 LOOSE A-3 NOW KNOW AS THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD - A DWARF GALAXY'
Format: Glass Positive: Black & White
Maker: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 09 Feb 1891

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