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Stereograph - Erection of the Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory, 1869 Image Reg. No: MM 068160

Stereograph of the Great Melbourne Telescope being erected at the Melbourne Observatory, 1869.
Black and white stereograph [unmounted]
Description Of Content:
The Great Melbourne Telescope being erected at the Melbourne Observatory, 1869. Photograph shows the Great Melbourne Telescope House nearing completion. The telescope, which has a fabric covering over it, is at the opening of the roll-off roof. Workmen, probably plasterers rendering the walls to the building, are on scaffolding at one end of the telescope house. There is a timber picket fence in the foreground.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Great Melbourne Telescope, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, 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, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872, Melbourne Observatory Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Stereograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1869

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