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Moon showing the area of Clavius 1891

Made by Sydney Observatory 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 ...


Photographic plate, the moon showing the area of Clavius, glass / gelatin, used at Sydney Observatory, photograph by James Short and H. C. Russell, Sydney, 14 August, 1891

Title written on paper envelope, with comment 'very good'.


163 mm
214 mm


Sydney Observatory 1891

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Moon showing the area of Clavius 1891 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <>
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