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The Astronomical Adventures of Artistic Nathaniel Everett Green

  • Neil English
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Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)

Abstract

Art and astronomy have always been close allies. Sir William Herschel famously quipped that: “seeing to some degree is an art that must be mastered.” The great American lens maker and founder of a telescope dynasty, Alvan Clark, was a portrait painter by profession before he turned his hand to fashioning some of the finest refractors of the 19th century. And across the pond in England, a landscape artist of considerable ability set his hand to recording the surface features of the bright planets in extraordinary detail (Fig. 16.1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil English
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  1. 1.Fintry by GlasgowUK

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