A square glass plate photopositive of the Transit of Venus taken at Honolulu in 1874 with one exposure of the planet Venus crossing the Sun's limb. Three paper labels are stuck onto the glass in three of the corners, giving details of the photograph and the date. Guidelines are scratched across the Sun's disc. The plate is currently stored in a black cardboard box.

Object Details

ID: AST1082
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments
Type: Photopositive
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Transit of Venus, 1874
Date made: 1874
Credit: Historic Photographs. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, RGO Collection
Measurements: Overall: 1 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm

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