May 29, 2022

Science: Digitalization Brings to Life Amazing Astronomy of 1800s

From Live Science/MSNBC:

Recently digitized drawings by a 19th-century artist reveal stunning sunspots, auroras and even planetary bodies as they were observed in the Victorian era.

Recently digitized and made available by the New York Public Library, the images are a remarkably modern-looking glimpse into astronomy in the late 1800s. Drawn by French-born artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), the illustrations range from detailed surface studies of the moon to likenesses of the planets that could pass for pop art.

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Direct to Trouvelot’s Magnificent Astronomical Drawings (via Treasures of the NYPL )

Direct to Trouvelot Images (via NYPL Digital Gallery)


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