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Wet Collodion Astronomical Camera Made for Warren De La Rue, by Ilford, London, c.1854

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Inventory Number: 81324
Object Type:
Persons: Warren De la Rue
Date Created: c. 1854
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1934-9
Brief Description: Astronomical camera made for Warren De la Rue to take photographs of the moon by means of wet-collodion photography. It was attached to his 13-inch reflecting telescope (73180, etc), probably the first telescope specially designed for astronomical photography. There are two other cameras associated with the telescope.
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Provenance: Transferred from the University Observatory, Oxford, in 1934.
Collection Group: University Observatory Collection

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