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Photographic plate, the moon showing the area of Plato, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 1891

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

Sometime around July 1891 Sydney Observatory received a new enlarging lens for the star camera. This attachment, when combined with the Grubb Lens, which had arrived in September the previous year, enabled the observatory to take highly magnified images of double stars, the moon and other objects.

Once fixed to the telescope the camera was able to produce glass plates 6 ½ x 6 ½ inches (16.5 x 16.5 cm) square, which was the size stipulated for the Mapping the Stars project. This gave the inst...

Summary

P3548-390
Photographic plate, the moon showing the area of Plato, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 1891

Dimensions

165 mm
215 mm

Production

1891

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Photographic plate, the moon showing the area of Plato, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 1891 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/328872>
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