First View of Andromeda Galaxy Through a Telescope: #OnThisDay

“like a candle seen at night through a horn”

On 15th of December 1612 German Astronomer Simon Marius ( Simon Mayr)is  the first person  to observe  the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope.

Simon Marius

He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, in 1573.

The Andromeda Galaxy had been known by Persian astronomers for centuries.

Marius also named the four largest moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

You can find out more about him here: Simon Marius and his Astronomical Discoveries

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