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P3549-201 Photograph, silver gelatin print, depicting the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope from the Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, paper, photographer unknown, Wallal, Western Australia, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Photograph from the Lick Observatory eclipse expedition

Made
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.

In it we can see the polar axis set up to hold the spectrographs, the Floyd telescope and the two short focus camera. The woman on the left is probably the wife of W. W. Campbell the leader of the Lick Observatory expedition. During the eclipse she was …

Summary

Object No.

P3549-201

Object Statement

Photograph, silver gelatin print, depicting the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope from the Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, paper, photographer unknown, Wallal, Western Australia, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922

Physical Description

A black and white photograph showing a photoheliograph being operated by a women and a man. Trees and scrubland can be seen in the background.

Marks

In pencil on the back of the photo '1/134'.

Dimensions

Height

166 mm

Width

205 mm

Production

Notes

Possibly taken near Wallal, Western Australia, Australia during the 1922 Lick Expedition.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph from the Lick Observatory eclipse expedition 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2021, <https://ma.as/382152>

Wikipedia

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