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Moon showing the area of Mare Crisium, Sea of Crises 1891

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1891.

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

P3548-364
Photographic positive, number 12, the moon showing the area of Mare Crisium, Sea of Crises, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 21 August, 1891

Scratched onto plate 'August 21 No 12'.

Dimensions

165 mm
215 mm

Production

1891

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Moon showing the area of Mare Crisium, Sea of Crises 1891 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <https://ma.as/328843>
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