Story: Astronomy – overview

Canterbury sky atlas

Canterbury sky atlas

This plate showing a portion of the Milky Way is from the Canterbury sky atlas. The atlas presents the photographs taken during a systematic survey of southern skies by astronomers working at Mt John Observatory.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Noel Arthur Doughty, Canterbury sky atlas (Australis). Christchurch: Dept. of Physics, University of Canterbury, 1972, plate 42

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Astronomy – overview - Mt John Observatory', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006