National Library of Australia
||Melbourne : Govt. Printer, [1882?]
1 planisphere ; 48 cm.
This planisphere (a star chart using two adjustable disks that rotate on a common pivot) displays a chart showing the positions and bearings of fixed stars visable in Melbourne. The stars are grouped in constellations, and bear distinguishing shapes and forms to indicate their magnitude. They are marked by Greek or Italic letters by which they are known to astronomers. The boundaries of the constellations, and the ecliptic (the path the sun traces out in the sky) are marked by dotted lines, while continuous lines mark the meridians and parallels.
"Constructed at the Melbourne Observatory & published by authority of the Victorian Government. Willm. Slight, engraver."
Instructions for use on verso.
||Southern sky (Astronomy) -- Charts, diagrams, etc. | Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. | Stars -- Atlases.
||Slight, William | Melbourne Observatory
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