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Photograph - Solar Eclipse, taken by Lick Observatory Staff at Flint Island, Micronesia, 3 Jan 1908 Image Reg. No: MM 040193

Summary:
Photograph of the total solar eclipse, observed at Flint Island, Micronesia on 3 January 1908, by a party from Lick Observatory.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
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Photograph of the total solar eclipse, observed at Flint Island, Micronesia on 3 January 1908, by a party from Lick Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, eclipses, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Eclipse Expeditions from Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Creator: Lick Observatory, 1908
Place & Date Made: Flint Island, Micronesia (Kiribati), 03 Jan 1908

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Barry Clark Posted on 10 Feb 2011 8:48 PM
I'm not aware that a circular mask was used at the plate in any of the Mekb Obs cameras. The ealier photos of eclipses in this set with similar circular surrounds are also likely to be from the Lick team rather than Melb Obs.

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