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P3549-178 Photographic composite, five images of a solar eclipse, mounted, paper / silver gelatin / card, photographed by J. W. Short, Flint Island, Kiribati, 3 January 1908, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Solar Eclipse by James Short

Photographed
In September 1907 F. K. Mclean, of the English, Royal Astronomical Society, led an eclipse expedition to Flint Island north of Tahiti. Unusually the astronomers accompanying him were not from England but from Australia and New Zealand. The first to join up was C. J. Merfield of Sydney, followed by James Short, astronomical photographer and W. E. Raymond who both worked at Sydney Observatory. In addition there was Joseph Brooks a retired surveyor and the Reverend F. W. Walker and Henry …

Summary

Object No.

P3549-178

Object Statement

Photographic composite, five images of a solar eclipse, mounted, paper / silver gelatin / card, photographed by J. W. Short, Flint Island, Kiribati, 3 January 1908, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Physical Description

Photographic composite, five images of a solar eclipse mounted, paper / silver gelatin, used by Sydney Observatory, photographer J. W. Short, Flint Island, Kiribati, 3 January 1908

Five black and white photographs showing the total solar eclipse of January 1908. The five photographs show the eclipse as it was seen from Flint Island in Kiribati. The images have been glued onto a cardboard mount which has been annotated. Water damage had caused some of the annotations to become illegible.

Marks

Handwritten text in blue ink read 'Total / Solar / Eclipse / Jan 3 1908 / Observed at / Flint Island / Lat S 11 25 43 / Long W 151 48 0/ Photographed by G W Short Assisted by W Caffin / The line of the [illegible] was 4 in Dallmeyer 5ft focal length. Lent by Sydney Obs / [illegible] 1 1/2 in Telephoto 5 ft 4 in Eq Focus belonging to Mr Short / [[illegible] the image after [the] reflection. The telephoto [illegible]. In pencil on the back of the mount '1/111'.

Dimensions

Height

368 mm

Width

295 mm

Production

Notes

The photographs were taken using a photographic telescope on Flint Island on 3rd January 1908.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Solar Eclipse by James Short 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2022, <https://ma.as/382033>

Wikipedia

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