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Ready for Their Close-Up: 1925

Ready for Their Close-Up: 1925

January 7, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Scientists of Naval Observatory with special camera to photograph eclipse of sun." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Plumbing the depths

Of our solar system.

Yep

That equatorial mount is a fine example of practical engineering.

Fruits of ingenuity

That camera mount is SUCH an incredible MacGyver.

What a Contraption!

I'm sure these men are serious scientists, but that camera just makes me laugh. It looks like a Dr. Seuss idea for one of his pieced together contraptions from one his books for children.

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