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P3548 Ilford negatives (824), astrographic plates, glass plates, acetate, glass / emulsion / paper / acetate, photographs by various staff at the Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1862-1965. Click to enlarge.

'Mapping the Stars' 817 photographic negatives

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"Photography, however, has already revolutionised the construction of star catalogues, because the highly sensitive plate records in an hour as many stars as an astronomer could observe the position of in as many weeks." David Todd, 1899.

By the end of the nineteenth century Sydney Observatory had embarked on several major photographic projects. By this period the advances of astronomy by the aid of photography were numerous: the moon was first photographed in 1840; in 1850 a star; in 1854 a …

Summary

Object No.

P3548

Object Statement

Ilford negatives (824), astrographic plates, glass plates, acetate, glass / emulsion / paper / acetate, photographs by various staff at the Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1862-1965

Physical Description

Ilford negatives (824), astrographic plates, glass plates, acetate, glass / emulsion / paper / acetate, photographs by various staff at the Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1862-1965

A collection of 824 glass plate and acetate negatives. The negatives include astrographic plates, images of telescopes and scientific equipment, images of astronomical equipment being used in the field and images taken of and from Sydney Observatory.

Production

Notes

The photographs were taken by various staff at the Sydney Observatory including Henry Chamberlain Russell, James Nangle in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia between 1862-1965. Many of the paper envelopes have comments written on them made by staff of the Observatory, including Henry Chamberlain Russell and James Nangle.

History

Notes

The negatives were used by staff at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Source

Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

11 September 1984

Cite this Object

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Wikipedia

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