Moon craters, 1872.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Moon craters, 1872.

Trouvelot, Etienne Leopold

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Lithographic colour print isued by Harvard College Observatory in 1876, showing three sketches of craters on the Moon (Torricelli, Agrippa with Godin and Eratostenes). Produced in 1872 by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), a French artist, these views were produced using the observatory's 15-inch refracting telescope made by Merz of Munich, Germany. At this time, drawings made at the telescope using only the eyes showed more detail than could be produced using the insensitive photographic plates then available.
 

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