Photograph of a ¾ Moon


Photograph of a ¾ Moon glued to a glass plate. A handwritten paper label reads "Aug 15 1880 Exp(illegible)s 11 inch." This was taken by Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American physician who did important early work in astrophotography, much of it in the observatory he established on his father’s estate at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The 11-inch telescope used for this this image was an achromatic refractor with a photographic corrector made by Alvan Clark & Sons.

Ref: George Frederick Barker, Biographical Memoir of Henry Draper (1888).

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0014.03Catalog Number: 1999.0014.03Accession Number: 1999.0014

Object Name: photograph of a ¾ moon

Measurements: overall in box: 5 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 16.1925 cm x 11.7475 cmoverall glass plate: 6.8 cm x 8 cm; 2 11/16 in x 3 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1842558

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