Selenographia Moon Globe, by John Russell, London, 1797
|Inventory Number:|| 52085|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|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.
|Provenance:||Presented by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1933. From the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford.|
|Collection Group:||Radcliffe Observatory Collection|