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Henry Draper 
Henry Draper's astronomical observatory 
1880 (ca) 
  
Albumen print 
Hastings Historical Society 
Courtesy of the Hastings on Hudson Historical Society, 
  
 
LL/38249 
  
Henry Draper's astronomical observatory built on his family's property in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The first dome was constructed in 1860 and the higher central dome for an even larger telescope in 1867. It was from this observatory that Henry took his famous photograph of the moon in 1863. 
 

 
  
 
  
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