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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 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 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. ...

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.

Made

1922

Cite this Object

Harvard

Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera 1922 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 February 2019, <https://ma.as/382154>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/382154 |title=Lick Observatory eclipse expedition, 1.52 metre (5 foot) Einstein camera 1922 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 February 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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