Temporary observatory at Rivabellosa, 1860.
2 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 14cm

Temporary observatory at Rivabellosa, 1860.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

The lens of the telescope is just visible above its shelter. Warren De La Rue (1815-1889) a pioneer in astronomical photography, appears twice as this view was montaged from two separate photographs. The camp was established to observe an eclipse.
 

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10311438
 

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