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P3549-203 Photographic print, Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western Australia, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera 1922

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 Lick Observatory's 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera set up. This camera was under the direction of the W. W. Campbell, the leader of the Lick expedition, but the management of the plate holder was left to two Australian naval men, Messers. Rhoades and Kenny, under Commander Quick. It is possible that these are the two men in this particular image.

For further information see the attached Powerhouse Theme, 'Australian Eclipse expedition to Wallal, Western Australia, 1922'.

Geoff Barker, Curatorial, October 2008

References
Campbell, W. W., 'The Total Eclipse of the Sun, September 21, 1922', Astronomical Society of the Pacific, provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System, May 2008
Evershed, J., 'Report of the Indian Eclipse Expedition to Wallal, West Australia', Kodaikanal Observatory, Bulletin, number LXI

Summary

Object No.

P3549-203

Object Statement

Photographic print, Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera, paper / silver gelatin, photographer unknown, used at Sydney Observatory, Wallal, Western Australia, 1922

Physical Description

A black and white photograph showing a two men looking at the lens on a photoheliograph. The men are wearing sun hats with nets attached to the brim.

Marks

In pencil on the back of the photo '1/136'.

Dimensions

Height

165 mm

Width

205 mm

Production

Notes

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

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Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera 1922 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 April 2021, <https://ma.as/382154>

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