image MS_131_135
Image number: RS.16462
Credit: ©The Royal Society

The appearance of Saturn emerging from behind the dark limb of the Moon, observed on 16 June 1762 at Chelsea

Date

1762

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p135

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 303mm
width (paper): 185mm

Subject

Content object

nature
space
   > Solar system
      > planet
         > Saturn
space
   > Solar system
      > Moon

Description

Diagram of Saturn observed in Chelsea by Samuel Dunn, and published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 52 (1762), tab. 17.

Transcription

Lettering in the ink at the top: The appearance of Saturn, as emerging from the dark Limb of the Moon, 16 June 1762, at Chelsea
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Samuel Dunn, 'Certain reasons for a lunar atmosphere', Phil. Trans., vol. 52 (1762), pp. 578-80, tab. 17.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom