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Glass Negative - Comet Gale, Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1912 Image Reg. No: MM 030388

Melbourne Observatory astronomers Pietro Baracchi and James Baldwin used a 9 inch refracting telescope by Grubb, Dublin, at Mount Stromlo to test the suitability of the site for the establishment of a permanent Commonwealth Solar Observatory. The telescope was donated in 1910 by James Oddie of Ballarat, and hence known colloquially as the 'Oddie Telescope'.

For one week each month from September 1911 to December 1912, Baracchi and Baldwin visited Mt Stromlo to take observations and photographs.
Description Of Content:
Trial photograph of Comet Gale taken at Mount Stromlo Observatory, Sep 1912.
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, observatories
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Original Caption: Envelope marked: Mt Stromlo. 18th September 1912. Photograph of Comet Gale. Exposure 35 m.
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Made: Mount Stromlo Observatory, Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 18 Sep 1912

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