Glass positive of Hubble’s classification of ‘nebulae’

Made:
1930
preparer:
Science Museum
supplier:
James Hopwood Jeans
Black and white copy from 1937 of glass positive of :- Hubble's classification of Nebulae (extra-galactic spirals). Crop detail for gallery use of glass positive of :- Hubble's classification of Nebulae (extra-galactic spirals). Shows:

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Black and white copy from 1937 of glass positive of :- Hubble's classification of Nebulae (extra-galactic spirals).
Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Crop detail for gallery use of glass positive of :- Hubble's classification of Nebulae (extra-galactic spirals). Shows:
Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
Sir James Jeans. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Glass positive of :- Hubble's classification of Nebulae (extra-galactic spirals). Shows: Sa.N.G.C.4594; SBa.N.G.C.2859; Sb.N.G.C.2841; Sc. N.G.C.5459; SBb.N.G.C.5850; SBc.N.G.C. 7479. Plate XV Mount Wilson Contribution No.324. 12"x15". Prepared from celluloid positive lent by Sir James Jeans

The famous astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that ‘spiral nebulae’ were actually galaxies of stars beyond our own galaxy, the Milky Way. He devised a system of galaxy classification that is still widely used today.

These galaxy images were taken at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California and show some of the different types of spiral galaxy.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1930-682
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 5 mm x 384 mm x 305 mm, 1.236 kg
type:
copy print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • positive - photograph
  • photographic print
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • positive - photograph
credit:
Science Museum