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Ring Nebula in the constellation of Lyra (M57), 14 July 1887.

Roberts, Isaac

Ring Nebula in the constellation of Lyra (M57), 14 July 1887.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Photograph of the Ring (planetary) Nebula (M57) in the constellation of Vulpecula (fox) taken on 14 July 1887 with an exposure of 60 minutes. Dr Isaac Roberts, an amateur astronomer and pioneer astrophotography, took this image using a 20 inch aperture reflecting telescope. Made by Howard Grubb of Dublin, the telescope was first installed at his home near Liverpool, but later in 1890 he moved it to the les smoky skies of Crowborough, Susex. In 1887, Roberts was invited to attend the first international conference in Paris on celestial photography. Here astronomers decided to embark on the, 'Carte du Ciel' an ambitious project to photograph the whole sky in unprecedented detail.

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