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'Tycho and its surroundings after Nasmyth'

Date

1913

Creator - Organisation

Cassell & Co, Lithographers

Object type

Library reference

13545

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 230mm
width (print): 145mm

Subject

Content object

space
   > Solar system
      > Moon

Description

'Tycho and its surroundings after Nasmyth'. Illustration from The story of the heavens, by Robert Stawell Ball (London, 1913).

Tycho, 85 kilometres in diameter, is one of the largest lunar impact craters. It is named after Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1506-1601).

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Ireland