Johannes Hevelius, Polish-German astronomer

Johannes Hevelius, Polish-German astronomer

H408/0212 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: Johannes Hevelius. Engraving of Johannes Hevelius (1611-87), Polish-German astronomer. Hevelius opened his own observatory and published several major works on observational astronomy. In 1647 he published Selenographia (Pictures of the Moon), in which he named Moon features after features on Earth. This system was later largely displaced but some terms, such as the Alps and Seas are still used. In 1668 his Cometographia listed all comets previously observed. In 1673 he described his observatory in Machina Coelestis. Hevelius used telescopes for lunar observations but refused to use them to study stars. Despite this, he produced an accurate star catalogue, Prodomus Astronomiae.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomer, hevel, hevelius, johannes, moon features, namer, portraits, surname h

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.