Photograph of Jim Christy holding glass slide with Charon discovery plate

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Title

Photograph of Jim Christy holding glass slide with Charon discovery plate

Subject

Pluto; Planet X; Astronomy; Planetary Discovery; Lowell Observatory; Charon; Christy; Jim; Flagstaff.

Description

Photograph of astronomer Jim Christy holding a glass plate with the discovery images of Pluto's moon, Charon. Christy had been conducting research on Pluto's orbit when he saw a distorted image of Pluto that he hypothesized was its moon. After further research with his colleagues, Christy determined that the slide had indeed captured Pluto's moon, which he named Charon after his wife.

Creator

Christy, Jim.

Date

ca. 1978

Rights

This object is property of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Any public use requires the written permission of the Lowell Observatory Archives. Contact us at archives@lowell.edu

Format

Black and white photograph

Type

Image

Identifier

Pluto Collection. 035.tif

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Citation

Christy, Jim., “Photograph of Jim Christy holding glass slide with Charon discovery plate,” Lowell Observatory Archives, accessed October 7, 2022, https://collectionslowellobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/1453.