First Picture of Galaxy 1888

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Isaac Roberts took this picture in 1888:

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Most consider Roberts' magnum opus to be a photograph showing the structure of M31, the Great Nebula in Andromeda (now known as the Andromeda Galaxy). He made the photo on 29 December 1888, using his 20 inch aperture reflecting telescope made by Howard Grubb of Dublin.[4] The long exposure photograph revealed that the nebula had a spiral structure, which was quite unexpected at the time. Photographs such as this changed astronomy by revealing the true form of nebulae and clusters, and eventually helped to develop the theories about galaxies.
Isaac Roberts - Wikipedia

1888: Roberts takes a picture of a galaxy 2.537 Million Light Years away.
Also circa 1888: This picture of Roberts, a person, like, 5 feet away from the camera:

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I see a divide of light years in photographic technology from this era.
 

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I hear ya.

I have a 5 inch motorised scope and struggle to get these images today with the 'height' of technology.

There are 100% anomalies with the official photographic timeline record..

Also, they had photography where they could track the stars, however they also need this engraving machine to chart them?

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