19th Century astrophotograph

19th Century astrophotograph

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This image is part of the feature The First Scientific Photographers

Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 19th Century astrophotograph. Person holding one of the earliest known astrophotographs. This glass plate with an image of the Moon was taken in the 1840s and is from the Harvard College Observatory Astronomical Plate Stacks, USA.

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