Coloured engraving of an astronomer using the 8 inch south equatorial telescope at Melbourne Observatory to view a comet. From the front page of The Illustrated Australian News, 19 March 1884.

The comet being observed was Pons' comet, which was observed at Melbournhe Observatory from 6 January to 18 March 1884. The astronomer depicted is probably intended to be Victorian Government Astronomer Robert Ellery.

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Small coloured print, mounted in a museum board frame.

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