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Robert Lewis John Ellery

2,000 - 2,500 USD
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  • Lunar photograph executed at the Melbourne Observatory, 1 September 1873 
  • photograph
Albumen print, 10 1/4 by 8 inches, mounted on card stock, inscribed in contemporary hand on verso: "Photograph made with the Melbourne Telescope 1875", 1875 has been crossed out, and 1873 Sept 1 has been written in pencil.    


Ex Ewen Whitaker, lunar scientist and astronomer

Catalogue Note

An image of the moon at 9 days executed by astronomer and scientist Robert Lewis John Ellery. Ellery was the director of the earliest permanent observatory in Australia — the Melbourne Observatory, established in 1863 — and oversaw the installation and operation of the Great Melbourne Telescope.