Astronomical and navigational instruments

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AST1082
Astronomical and navigational instruments

Object connections:

Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments
Gallery locationNot on display
EventsTransit of Venus, 1874
Vesselsastrological body: Venus

Object details:

Object ID AST1082
Description A square glass plate negative of Transit of Venus taken at Honolulu in 1874 with one exposure of the planet Venus crossing the Sun's limb. Three paper labels are stuck onto the glass in three of the corners, giving details of the photograph and the date. Guidelines are scratched across the Sun's disc. The plate is currently stored in a black cardboard box.
Date made 1874

Place made Honolulu
Credit Historic Photographs. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by the RGO in 1970.
Materials glass
Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm
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