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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.

 

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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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