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Photograph - Nubecular Major or Large Magellanic Cloud, taken at Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1912 Image Reg. No: MM 030370

Photograph of Nubecular Major or Large Magellanic Cloud taken at Mount Stromlo Observatory, 15 October 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:
Stars of Nubecular Major or Large Magellanic Cloud
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: galaxies, nebula, stars
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Original Caption: Mt Stromlo 15th October 1912. Nubecular Major. Exposure 2 h
Format: Photograph
Place & Date Made: Mount Stromlo Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 15 Oct 1912

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