Title: Galileo, the moon from Sidereus Nuncius (The Sidereal Messenger), Venice, 1610
Original Format: photograph: negative
Description: An engraved illustration of features of the moon’s surface, as seen by Galileo with his telescope. He was able to describe the roughness of the moon’s surface and the position of spots and prominences on the light and dark sides.
Collection: Rare Books
Caltech Archives ID: RB-GG1610a-3
Copyright: The Caltech Archives has not determined the copyright status of this image.