Photographic print, Jupiter, silver gelatin / cardboard, photographed by James Short and H C Russell, Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 1891
This image is likely to have been taken using Sydney Observatory's 'Star Camera' in conjunction with the Grubb lens which arrived in September 1890. The camera operator on almost all of these photographs was James Walter Short. Short, who worked under the direction of H. C. Russell, the Government Astronomer, was appointed in July 1890 and retired in 1930
For more infromation see attached Powerhouse Museum theme 'Sydney Observatory Star Camera Moon and Jupiter Photographs 1891'
Geoff Barker, Curatorial, October 2008
Russell, H.C., Description of the Star Camera at the Sydney Observatory, Alfred James Kent, Government Printer, 1923
Department of Public Instruction, undated note, State records of New South Wales, Sydney Observatory Collection, Box 61, 53840, BN911
The photograph was taken by Henry Chamberlain Russell at the Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in August 1891.