Spiral Galaxy NGC 3596

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Creation: 1920-02-16

In the 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble corresponded with astronomer Edwin Emerson Barnard to seek his expert advice on stellar photography. This photograph of the spiral galaxy NGC 3596 in the constellation Leo was taken by Hubble on February 16, 1920, using the 60” refractor telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California. He sent it in a letter to Barnard in June 1920 to illustrate his contention that nebulae were in fact galaxies, rather than clouds of dust and gas.

Title

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3596

Date

Creation: 1920-02-16

Subject

Description

In the 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble corresponded with astronomer Edwin Emerson Barnard to seek his expert advice on stellar photography. This photograph of the spiral galaxy NGC 3596 in the constellation Leo was taken by Hubble on February 16, 1920, using the 60” refractor telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California. He sent it in a letter to Barnard in June 1920 to illustrate his contention that nebulae were in fact galaxies, rather than clouds of dust and gas.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 18, Hubble

Files

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Citation

“Spiral Galaxy NGC 3596,” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/987.