Photograph of the Moon, 1885

Photograph of the Moon, 1885

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Early photographs of the Moon. Published in 1885, these photographs were taken by Dr Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American astronomer. He used a silvered glass telescope to produce these magnified images. He was most famous for taking the first photograph of a nebula, in 1880.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1872-1885, 19th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, chart, historical, history, illustration, johannes heinrich maedler, lunar, map, moon, night sky, solar system, space

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