Early daguerrotype of the Sun by Foucault & Fizeau

Early daguerrotype of the Sun by Foucault & Fizeau

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This image is part of the feature The First Scientific Photographers

Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Sun, photographed in 1845. Reproduction of a daguerrotype image of the Sun, made by Foucault and Fizeau on 2 April 1845. The many white spots in the image are faults in the daguerrotype emulsion. Several dark sunspots may be seen, however.

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Keywords: 1845, astronomy, cosmology, daguerrotype, fizeau's sun picture, foucault's sun picture, science, solar, solar photography, sun, whole sun

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