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- A Place & Date Made Mt Stromlo, Australia
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Photograph - Nubecular Minor or Small Magellanic Cloud, taken at Mount Stromlo, 1912 Reg. No: MM 030371
- Photograph of Nubecular Minor or Small Magellanic Cloud taken at Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1912.
A 9 inch refracting telescope by Grubb, Dublin, was donated in 1910 by James Oddie of Ballarat, to the Commonwealth Government, for the establishment of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory.
Melbourne Observatory astronomers Pietro Baracchi and James Baldwin used the telescope at Mount Stromlo from September 1911 to September 1912, to test the suitability of the site for the establishment of a permanent observatory.
- Description Of Content:
- Nubecular minor or Small Magellanic Cloud
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
|Tagged with:||galaxies, stars|
|Themes this item is part of:||Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||observational photographs|
|Original Caption:||Mt Stromlo Dec 10 1912. Nubecular Minor 2nd Plate. Full aperture. Exposure 2h.|
|Place & Date Made:||Mount Stromlo Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 10 Dec 1912|