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pre 1900 sketches of the Omega / Swan / Horseshoe

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#1 jbw

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:41 AM

Hi the following link will take you (hopefully) to an article by Holden on the Horseshoe nebula reminiscent of his monograph on the central portions of the Orion nebula. Many excellent sketches and descriptions of how the sketching was done.
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http://books.google....erschel&f=false

#2 lunar

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:22 PM

Thank you so much for sharing this link with us! I found the sketches very interesting and loved to see how they looked to astronomers over a hundred years ago. I especially liked Herschel's sketch. It was in my opinion the best through his four foot reflector. :waytogo:

#3 mathteacher

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it.

#4 JanisR

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:38 PM

I was glad to see the work of my favorite artist/astronomer, E. L. Trouvelot was included in the article.


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