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Station C - Rodriguez Island

The Rodriguez expedition travelled first via the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then via Mauritius, where they met Lord Lindsay's expedition led by David Gill (later Astronomer at the Royal Observatory at the Cape) also travelling to view the transit. They chose the ruins of the old Fort Duncan as the best place to set up their telescopes, and used two more sites so the transit could be observed from three separate points on the island.

Station C - Rodriguez Island
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Station C, Rodriguez.

Station C, Rodriguez.

Landing stores for Station C.

Landing stores for Station C.

Station C at Rodriguez Island: the camp seen from the coast.

Delivering stores to the beach for Station C at Rodriguez.
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Moving stores to Station C.

Moving stores to Station C.

Part of Station C at Rodrigues.

Part of Station C at Rodrigues.

Moving stores to the camp at Station C at Rodriguez.

Buildings of Station C at Rodriguez Island.
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Station C at Rodrigues.

Station C at Rodrigues.

The entrance to the cavern near Station C.

The entrance to the cavern near Station C.

Station C at Rodriguez Island.

A local cave at Station C at Rodriguez.
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A glass negative of the Transit of Venus of 1874, taken from Rodriguez.

A glass negative of the Transit of Venus of 1874, taken from Rodriguez.
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A glass negative of the Transit of Venus of 1874, containing one exposure of the planet Venus crossing the Sun’s limb.
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