M.57 the Ring Nebula by John Frederick William Herschel

M.57 the Ring Nebula

John Frederick William Herschel

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M.57 the Ring Nebula

John Frederick William Herschel

Plate 10 figure 29 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. The object is illustrated with a scale of 0-2 minutes below, not on the published plate. Inscribed verso, in pencil, "57 Mess[ier]. Between Beta and Gamma Lyrae." With right ascension, North polar distance and sweep numbers.

Original: pencil on board. 1833

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