M.51 the Whirlpool Galaxy John Frederick William Herschel

M.51 the Whirlpool Galaxy by John Frederick William Herschel

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M.51 the Whirlpool Galaxy

Plate 10 figure 25 for the paper "Observations of nebulae and clusters of stars, made at Slough, with a twenty-feet reflector, between the years 1825 and 1833", by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, v.123 (1833), pp.359-505. Inscribed verso, in pencil, "Messier 51" with right ascension and North polar distance.

Original: pencil on board. 1833

  • Image reference: RS-9224

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