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Photograph - Gale Comet, taken at Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1912 Image Reg. No: MM 030368

Photograph of Gale Comet 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:
Gale Comet and stars
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: comets, 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: Gale Comet
Format: Photograph
Place & Date Made: Mount Stromlo Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1912

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