Solar eclipse taken with Lick Observatory coronagraph 1922

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922.

On the 21 September 1922 an eclipse of the sun passed across the centre of Australia providing optimum conditions for observations. This photograph was taken by one of the members of the Wallal Eclipse expedition in Western Australia.

Here there were three international parties, the Lick Observatory party, under the direction of W. W. Campbell, a group from the University of Toronto, under C. A. Chant and the Indian expedition supervised by J. Evershed. In addition Australia provided a fourth g...

Summary

Object No.

P3549-36

Physical Description

A black and white photograph of an eclipse. The photograph and is framed in a black rectangular wooden frame. There is a metal plaque adhered to the glass at the bottom of the frame. There are two metal eye hooks on the back of the frame and a length of string attached to the hooks.

Marks

Engraved text on plaque reads '1922 SEPT 21 / LICK 40 FT CORONAGRAPH'.

Dimensions

Height

378 mm

Width

315 mm

Depth

13 mm

Production

Made

1922

Cite this Object

Harvard

Solar eclipse taken with Lick Observatory coronagraph 1922 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/355470>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/355470 |title=Solar eclipse taken with Lick Observatory coronagraph 1922 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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