Moon showing the area of Copernicus 1891

Made by Russell, Henry Chamberlain 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 ...

Summary

Object No.

P3548-5

Physical Description

Two negatives of the moon showing the area of Copernicus. One of the plates has been cropped used lined writing paper. There is handwritten text on the paper.

Production

Notes

The image was photographed by James Short and Henry Chamberlain Russell on the 14th August 1891 at Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Photographed

Russell, Henry Chamberlain 1891

Cite this Object

Harvard

Moon showing the area of Copernicus 1891 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/328993>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/328993 |title=Moon showing the area of Copernicus 1891 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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