Draper's daguerreotype of the solar spectrum, dated 27 July 1842.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Draper's daguerreotype of the solar spectrum, dated 27 July 1842.

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Draper's daguerreotype of the solar spectrum, dated 27 July 1842. John William Draper (1811- 1882), chemist and pioneer of scientific photography, was among the first to apply photography to astronomy. In the winter of 1839/40 he took the first photographs of the moon.
 

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