Autolycus Charles Piazzi Smyth
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View of a crater on the surface of the moon as observed through a telescope from the peak of Mount Teide, Tenerife.
Inscribed in ink above: 'Scale of Seconds of space. Scale of English miles.' Inscribed in ink underneath: 'Alta Vista Station Approximate Drawing of Autolychus, in the Moon magnifying power 260 September 6th 1856'.
The 'Alta Vista Station' was the name of the camp erected at the peak of Mount Teide by Charles Piazzi Smyth and his party during their 1856 astronomical expedition to this volcanic mountain range.
From the 'Tenerife Papers of Charles Piazzi Smyth', a scrapbook of watercolours and stereographs documenting this expedition.
- Image reference: RS-17528
- ©The Royal Society
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