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P3549-5 Photograph, black and white print, part of collection, the Great Melbourne Equitorial reflecting telescope, paper, photographer unknown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1869-1890, printed 1900-1960, used at the Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1870-1979. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Great Melbourne Equitorial telescope

Photographed
TheGreat Melbourne telescope was constructed by the instrument maker Howard Gruss and arrived in Melbourne in November, 1868. However it was not until July 1869 that it was finally operational in the purpose built protective building seen in this picture.

While some work was done with an attached spectroscope there were concerns initial observations were limited by the fact the funds to construct the telescope had not extended to include photogrpahic apparatus. There were also problems with …

Summary

Object No.

P3549-5

Object Statement

Photograph, black and white print, part of collection, the Great Melbourne Equitorial reflecting telescope, paper, photographer unknown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1869-1890, printed 1900-1960, used at the Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1870-1979

Physical Description

Photographic copy print, the Great Melbourne Equitorial reflecting telescope around 1869-1890, silver gelatin / paper, photographer unknown, copyprint made 1900-1960

Marks

Caption on obverse, 'D. Melbourne Observatory'.

Dimensions

Height

255 mm

Width

185 mm

Production

Photographed

Printed

  • 1900-1960

Notes

Telescope made by Howard Grubb, Dublin, 1865-1868

History

Notes

Made by Howard Grubb, Dublin, 1865-1868

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Great Melbourne Equitorial telescope 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/329360>

Wikipedia

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