Thursday, March 22, 2012

The First Lunar Photo Shoot

Happy anniversary to lunar photography! On March 23, 1840, the first photograph of the Moon a daguerreotype, was taken by American astronomer and medical doctor John William Draper (1811-1882). Draper’s fascination with chemical responses to light also led him to take the first photo of the Orion Nebula.
Okay, Moon. Say "cheese!" I'm so sorry, but I just had to say that.


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