This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi

Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi

H416/0117

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Portrait of Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826), Italian astronomer. Piazzi was a monk, who only took an interest in astronomy from his middle age. In 1801 he discovered the first known asteroid, Ceres, but lost sight of it after only three observations. A period of illness left him unable to observe for a while, but Ceres was rediscovered by Olbers following a remarkable calculation of the orbit by Gauss. In 1814, Piazzi published a catalogue of 7647 stars visible from Sicily, and showed that proper motion was a property of all stars, not just those closest to Earth. The 1000th asteroid found was named Piazzia in his honour.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}