Doesn’t That Look…Dull. » « Tīw’s Day Mood. Star Cluster In Hercules. Star clusters in Hercules. From a study made in June, 1877. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMoreEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Doesn’t That Look…Dull. » « Tīw’s Day Mood.
The Ghost Fish of the Universe!
That’s about right!
19th century augmented reality before Photoshop was invented.
@ ^ Lofty : Not so much augmented reality as reality sketched down on paper I think.
I was going to suggest this Hercules star cluster was Messier 13 (http://earthsky.org/clusters-nebulae-galaxies/m13-finest-globular-cluster-in-northern-skies ), the greatest globular in the northern sky but looking closer I’m thinking it may well actually be Messier 69 instead :
Oops! No. Can’t be M69 since that’s in Saggittarius, sorry. Mea culpa.
Maybe it’s Messier (M) 92 instead?
Or maybe another cluster altogether although likely one of the brighter ones given the era and equipment they had back then.