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Selenographia Moon Globe, by John Russell, London, 1797

Inventory Number: 52085
Object Type:
Creator: 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

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