Star clusters, 1814.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Star clusters, 1814.

Basire, J

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraving by Basire accompanying an article by astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822) entitled 'Astronomical Observations relating to the sidereal part of the Heavens, and its Connection with the nebulous part; arranged for the purpose of critical Examination'. Illustration from part one of 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London', published in London in 1814.



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