CLASSICAL STAR ATLASES
FLAMSTEED'S ORION AND TAURUS
Orion (the Hunter),
and Taurus (the Bull}
are seen from John Flamsteed's
Atlas Coelestis, edition 1721. The celestial equator runs across the
middle of the picture, while the ecliptic sails through Taurus and over
Orion. The Pleiades is up and to the right.
Both equatorial and ecliptic grids are shown.
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Courtesy of the Rare Book Room and Special Collections Library of the University of Illinois