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Moon showing the area of Apennines, Sea of Tides 1891

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1890-1900.

Sometime around July 1891 Sydney Observatory received a new enlarging lens for the Sydney Observatory astrograph or star camera. This attachment, when combined enabled the observatory to take highly magnified images of double stars, the moon and other objects.

In 1890 H. C. Russell, the Government Astronomer, had made experiments using a Dallmeyer portrait lens and while proud of these photographs Russell felt the new lens combination enabled far more detail to be captured. After a series of t...

Summary

P3548-361
Photographic positive, the moon showing the area of Apennines, Sea of Tides, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 1890-1900

Scratched on plate 'August 13th No 7'.

Dimensions

215 mm
165 mm

Production

1890-1900

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Moon showing the area of Apennines, Sea of Tides 1891 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <https://ma.as/328840>
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