On this day in 1829 - January 27th - pioneering astrophotographer Isaac Roberts was born.
Roberts was a Welsh amateur astronomer, and a fellow of the Royal Geological Society. He developed a photographic technique which made it possible to capture faint objects. Roberts's photograph of the Andromeda Nebula showed the spiral structure of M31, which was surprising at the time.
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