[Andromeda Galaxy]

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Creation: 1887

Edward Emerson Barnard was known for his photographs of galaxies, especially after joining the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. Each image took many hours of exposure. While clear skies in California made observations easy, in Wisconsin, conditions were hampered by poor weather. Although 2.5 million light-years away, Andromeda galaxy is our largest and closest galactic neighbor.

Title

[Andromeda Galaxy]

Date

Creation: 1887

Description

Edward Emerson Barnard was known for his photographs of galaxies, especially after joining the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. Each image took many hours of exposure. While clear skies in California made observations easy, in Wisconsin, conditions were hampered by poor weather. Although 2.5 million light-years away, Andromeda galaxy is our largest and closest galactic neighbor.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs
Astrophotographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 43, Folder 5

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0031-Andromeda-slide21.jpg

Citation

“[Andromeda Galaxy],” Gallery, accessed November 19, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/789.