Perth Observatory Astrographic Telescope (vertical)


The Perth Observatory Astrographic telescope (vertical) and dome with the Southern Cross and Pointers visible through the dome slit. A moment in time never to be repeated.



Perth Observatory Astrographic Telescope (vertical, with the Southern Cross and Pointers)

The Perth Observatory is an important historical site in Western Australia. Manufactured by Sir Howard Grubb in 1897, the Astrographic telescope (pictured in this photograph) was used for various photographic observing programs. From 1901 to 1999 it took over 28,000 glass plates. Although still in working order it is now used as a tour exhibit and is part of our public education program.

The Southern Cross and pointers can be seen through the open slit of the observatory dome, and moonlight from a rising moon is gently illuminating the rim of the open slit and inside of the dome to complement the internal blue lighting.

20% of profits from all Perth Observatory astrophotography on my site is donated to the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group who continue science outreach activities at the Perth Observatory.

As with all my prints, these are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing

This astrophotograph can be purchased digitally for self-printing, use in books and publications, corporate material, marketing material, etc. Contact me to organise a copyright agreement.

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