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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Taking occultations

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Jun 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
20.3 x 15.2 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580071
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of Reginald James (1891-1964) standing on the left and Captain Frank Worsley (1872-1943) who kneels as he uses a tripod mounted piece of apparatus. Both men work alongside the "Endurance" on the right of picture.

The physicist Reginald James and Captain Frank Worsley took advantage of the clarity of the Antarctic darkness to ’take occultations’ during the winter months. This included observing the local time at which the moon obscured certain stars, and comparing their results with the recorded times in the Astronomical Almanac.

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Category: 
Photographs