Thursday, December 21, 2006

up-side up...

terluxmoon

tonight's the solstice... so... here's a beautiful moon map from a 1910 brochure for the terlux binocular - binoculars that were supposed to be used as a telescope. i only have the first page of the brochure, but it professes to show the "when and where to find the things of beauty and interest in the night-sky".

perhaps these things of beauty were also to be found in the brochure itself, as this map is a favorite. the caption states "most of the published photographs and charts of the moon are "up-side down", as viewed in an astronomical telescope. our chart shows the moon without this inversion of the image - as viewed in the terlux". i love how the scrawls and numbers look like a kind of secret code...

1 Comments:

Blogger ZubZub said...

beeeewtiful!

1:28 AM  

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