AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 24 History of Astronomy, Surveys, Plate Collections
Oral, Monday, 2:00-3:30pm, May 30, 2005, 102 D

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[24.03] The University of Minnesota Photographic Plate Collection, 1896 to 1920

J. C. Martin, P.E. Robinson (University of Minnesota)

Housecleaning at the University of Minnesota recently unearthed a collection of glass photographic plates exposed using the department's 10 Warner & Swasey refractor between 1896 and 1920. We have sorted and cataloged this plate collection and here we report on its contents and attempt to reconstruct the research programs which the department was undertaking with the 10 refractor at that time. Among the objects of interest are a large number of exposures of the Orion Nebula (M42), the Ring Nebula (M57), Nova Geminorum (DN Gem; HD 50480), asteroids, comets, and nearby high proper motion stars.


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