Catchers of the Light > II - Lunar Astrophotography
First Quarter, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, 1865; Copernicus Crater, George W. Ritchey, c1910
"A portion of the figure was very distinct," declared the minutes of the meeting, "but owing to the motion of the Moon, the greater part was confused. The time occupied was twenty minutes, and the size of the figure was about one inch in diameter. Daguerre had attempted the same thing but did not succeed. This is the first time that anything like a distinct representation of the moon’s surface has been obtained."
On John William Draper’s first Lunar photograph of 1840.
Includes all four chapters on 'Lunar Astrophotography', i.e John William Draper, Maurice Loewy & Pierre Henri Puiseux, William Henry Pickering and Lunar Photographic Atlases. Buy at a discounted price.
John William Draper, the New York Professor of Chemistry who took the very first successful astronomical photograph of the Moon in 1840.
Maurice Loewy and Pierre Henri Puiseux, two Parisian astronomers, who were two of the finest Lunar Photographers of all time, who produced the monumental - 'Atlas Photographique De La Lune'.
William Henry Pickering, the first to publish a complete Photographic Atlas of the Moon, who often came into conflict with his elder and more famous brother, Edward Charles Pickering over 'man made' canals on Mars and insect swarms on the Moon.
Early lunar photography and the publication of the great atlas of William Henry Pickering and the even more momentous work of Maurice Loewy and Pierre Henri Puiseux - the 'Atlas Photographique De La Lune'