von Littrow, Atlas des Gestirnten Himmels

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Von Littrow, Director of the Vienna Observatory, adopted Bode’s constellation figures and star positions. In von Littrow’s atlas, the constellation figures appear faintly in the background. 

After Bode’s monumental production, scientific star atlases became more specialized in scope, or dispensed altogether with the artistic depiction of constellation figures. No longer was there room for both artistic figures and scientific observation to contribute to the presentation on equal terms.