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Lacaille's planisphere for Stellarium  @psychohistorian.org

Lacaille's planisphere for Stellarium

posted: 1965 days ago, on Thursday, 2013 Jan 31 at 15:39
tags: astronomy, outreach, constellations, history.

Lacaille's beautiful 1752 planisphere* was the first to illustrate the new southern constellations he created. Download his planisphere as constellation art for Stellarium, and see the southern sky as Lacaille imagined it over 250 years ago.

*Mem de l'Ac.R. des Sc., 1752, page 592, plate 20
Planisphere contenant les comprises entre le Pole Austral
Constellations Celestes et le Tropique du Capricorne

nothing more to see. please move along.


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