Reference numberCLP/8i/24
TitleFigure, nubecula or cloudy stars near the constellation Hydra produced by Mr [John] Aubrey
DescriptionTelescopic observation by John Aubrey and John Hoskins on 27 April 1668. Drawing consists of a square containing the nubecula and adjacent figurative representations of the constellations Hydra (a snake) and Crater (a vase) and symbolic representation of the constellation Cancer.

The drawing is labelled and dated but otherwise there is no accompanying text to the illustration.

Reported at a meeting of the Royal Society on 30 April 1668

Subject: Astronomy
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Administrative historyThis observation was reported to the meeting of the Royal Society on 30 April 1668 which ordered 'the scheme of it brought in by him' to be registered. This did not happen, as the drawing remains in the classified papers. The observation was mentioned again at the meeting on 18 February 1669, which ordered the account to be registered. This order was followed through as this drawing was copied into the Register Book, without the figurative representation of hydra and cancer. A copy of the Register Book entry can be found at RBC/3/128.
Related materialRBC/3/128
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/13
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8372Aubrey; John (1626 - 1697); antiquary and biographer1626 - 1697
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