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The Melbourne Observatory Dallmeyer photoheliograph and the 1874 transit of Venus

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Title The Melbourne Observatory Dallmeyer photoheliograph and the 1874 transit of Venus
 
Creator Clark, B.A.J.
Orchiston, Wayne
 
Description An improved form of De La Rue's photoheliograph built by Dallmeyer was installed at Melbourne Observatory in time to observe the 1874 transit of Venus. Photographs obtained included some made with De La Rue's version of Janssen's rapid sequence photographic camera. A succession of adverse circumstances has led to the preservation of the photoheliograph at Melbourne, unaltered from its nineteenth century form. It is expected to be usable again in its
original domed building for the 2004 transit of Venus.
 
Publisher James Cook University
 
Date 2004
 
Type Article
PeerReviewed
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/4975/1/4975_Clark_%26_Orchiston_2004.pdf
Clark, B.A.J., and Orchiston, Wayne (2004) The Melbourne Observatory Dallmeyer photoheliograph and the 1874 transit of Venus. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 7 (1). pp. 44-49. ISSN 1440-2807
 
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