Trouvelot – French artist (1827 – 1895), fled to America with his family in 1852.
In the 1870’s he became interested in astronomy and used his artistic skills to produced many illustrations. This was pre-wide spread photography so Trouvelot was able to illustrate what was the cutting edge science of the time.
He worked mainly in pastels and charcoal, procucing extremely precice, clear images. He even did some of his own observation.
November meteor shower
A star cluster in Hercules