John Herschel's drawing of a spectrum, c 1830s.

John Herschel's drawing of a spectrum, c 1830s.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Description

Pictured is John Herschel's drawing of a spectrum and an indication of the action of the sun's atmosphere, experiment 1084 from his own notebook. Herschel (1792-1871) was an English astronomer, mathematician and chemist who discovered 525 nebulae and clusters. He pioneered celestial photography and invented the cyanotype or blueprint proces.

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