Window transparencies

Title

Window transparencies

Subject

Astronomy
Photography
Furniture

Description

Wood, glass, film

Black rectangular frame with two metal eye hooks on the top. Hung in window, wooden frame, image of moon sandwiched between two pieces of glass and a light diffusor. Illuminates print using light from outside. Seven were made locally from transparencies in 1907. On many pictures from the period, you can see the transparencies hanging in the windows in the foyer, and in the south windows of the classroom. One is a black and white photograph of M33. The second is the Moon, specifically Crater Theophilus in center, Mare Nectaris on left. Picture taken with 40-inch refractor at Yerkes Observatory by Ritchey. Published in The Popular Science Monthly, February 1902, page 312 illustration 13.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana

Date

circa 1907

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright, Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

DSCN0267.JPG

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Window transparencies,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed June 26, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/64.