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Painted ceiling at the Paris Observatory


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About this observation
Dominic Ford
Time of observation
12/02/2020 - 16:19
Painted ceiling at the Paris Observatory
Observing location
Observatoire de Paris
Google Pixel 3a

The Salle du Conseil at the Paris Observatory has this rather magnificent painted ceiling, completed in 1886, commemorating the 1882 transit of Venus.

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