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Selenographia Moon Globe and Base, by John Russell, London, 1797

Inventory Number: 52085
Object Type:
Persons: John Russell
Date Created: 1797
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1933-29
Brief Description: Base for Selenographia Moon Globe, by John Russell, London, 1797. Wooden block partially covered in dark pink velvet. Hole through the centre.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1933. From the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford.
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Collection
Material(s): Wood
velvet
adhesive
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
25 434 422 mm

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Selenographia Moon Globe, by John Russell, London, 1797

Inventory Number: 52085
Object Type:
Persons: John Russell
Date Created: 1797
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1933-29
Brief Description: Printed moon globe with mechanical stand to display lunar libration.

There is a small rotating earth globe close to the lunar surface. If this is meant to represent the apparent size of the earth as viewed from the moon, then it must be based on the angle subtended at the centre of the moon rather than at its surface.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1933. From the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford.
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Collection
Material(s): Wood
velvet
adhesive
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
25 434 422 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 23748Image with multimedia irn 23746Image with multimedia irn 23750Image with multimedia irn 23752Image with multimedia irn 23756Image with multimedia irn 45782

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/52085