Astronomer [Pietro Baracchi?] with the 9 inch refractor telescope by Grubb, Dublin, at Melbourne Observatory. The telescope had been donated by amateur astronomer James Oddie to the Commonwealth Government, to assist in the establishment of a commonwealth observatory.

Melbourne Observatory astronomers Pietro Baracchi and Joseph Baldwin spent one week each month at Mount Stromlo with the Oddie telescope, testing the suitability of the site for a permanent observatory.

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Astronomer [Pietro Baracchi?] with the Oddie 9 inch refractor telescope, erected at Melbourne Observatory, circa 1912.

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