photograph of the moon

photograph of the moon

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8" x 10" glass negative image of the moon taken by Edward W. Holden and John Martin Schaeberle at the Lick Observatory. A paper label reads "Received from Lick Observatory Civil date of taking Sept. 22, 1890 8h 6m P.S.T. Reference #75851 Letter E.S. Holden Sept. 20, 90." A handwritten note on the image reads "1890 Sept. 22 8h 6m: P.S.T. Moon's Age 8d 4h - 8 in aperture (O shr) AOBOCO Moon's decl. = -24O.9. E.S.H. & J.M.S. exposure 2.5 s." and "K'26 EEB." The original storage envelope was marked "#8" and "Presented to the Smithsonian Institution by the Lick Observatory" and "1890 Sep. 22 33 in Telescope the Moon - Age 18d4h." A stamp on that envelope reads "Smithsonian Institution International Exchanges Received Oct. 3, 1890 Invoice 250."
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photograph of the moon
overall: 8 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 1/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 26.67 cm x.3175 cm
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