Frederick William Herschel, astronomer

Frederick William Herschel, astronomer

H408/0344 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 6.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822), German- British astronomer. Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781, which resulted in his appointment as private astronomer to England's King George III. He constructed a telescope with which he discovered two of the moons of Uranus (Titania and Oberon) and two of Saturn (Mimas and Enceladus). In 1783 he documented the intrinsic motion of the Sun through space. He also determined that the Milky Way is a galaxy, by counting the number of stars found in different directions. He found that most stars in the Milky Way lie in the galactic plane, and the least at the celestial poles.

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

Keywords: artwork, astronomer, astronomers, astronomy, astrophysics, black-and-white, british, dead, discoverer, discovery, enceladus, frederick william, galactic, galaxy, gas giant, german, giants, herschel, historical, history, illustration, intrinsic, jupiter, male, man, milky way, mimas, monochrome, moon, moons, motion, movement, oberon, planet, planets, portraits, satellite, satellites, saturn, scientist, scientists, solar system, space, sun, surname h, titania, universe, uranus

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