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P3549-201 Photographic print, Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western Australia, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope 1922

Made in Western Australia, 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.

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 responsible...

Summary

Object No.

P3549-201

Object Statement

Photographic print, Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western 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

Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope 1922 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 April 2019, <https://ma.as/382152>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/382152 |title=Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, the polar axis with spectrographs and Floyd telescope 1922 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=21 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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