AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVI , No. 2, Fall 2004

The Orion Nebula
The Orion Nebula, as shown in the Atlas of Joh. Müller's Lehrbuch der Kosmischen Physik (5th ed., 1894), a recent addition to the Niels Bohr Library. At the time the Atlas was published, photographic reproductions of very bright objects like the Moon were starting to replace drawings of objects that could not yet be captured with photography — which included not only pale nebulae like this but even solar prominences and the planets.


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