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- A Place & Date Depicted South Yarra, Australia
Negative - Assistant on the Astrograph Project, Melbourne Observatory, circa 1905 Reg. No: MM 059414
- Female assistant using a photographic plate measuring machine to measure the precise positions of stars for the international Astrograph Project, around 1905.
The machine being used is probably one made by Repsold & Son; Melbourne Observatory purchased two machines, in 1899 and 1902. They were subsequently sent to Sydney Observatory; one is now held by the Powerhouse Museum: see their registration number H10066.
- Description Of Content:
- Seated woman using astrograph plate measuring machine, probably at Melbourne Observatory (otherwise Sydney Observatory).
|Tagged with:||astronomy, astronomical instruments, workers, astrographs, astronomers, observatories|
|Themes this item is part of:||Mapping the Stars at Melbourne Observatory, Astrographic Catalogue, Images & Image Making Collection, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872|
|Tertiary Classification:||laboratory instruments|
|Format:||Negative - Copy: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1905|
This item is part of the following themes:
- Mapping the Stars at Melbourne Observatory
- Astrographic Catalogue
- Images & Image Making Collection
- Melbourne Observatory Collection
- Public Life & Institutions Collection
- Science & Measurement Collection
- Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory
- Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory
- Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria
- Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882
- Buildings at Melbourne Observatory
- Star Observations & Personal Equation
- Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908
- Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944
- Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872