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British astronomer Warren De La Rue captures photographic images of a solar eclipse

Astronomy, iconic image
07/18/1860
Pioneer British astronomical photographer Warren de la Rue captured images with his "Kew heliograph" of a total solar eclipse during observations in Spain at Rivabellosa.  He had become expert in the the previous decade with photographs of the moon and then solar activity.  These images from Spain proved beyond doubt that that materials surrounding the Moon during such eclipses from the Sun and not the Moon itself.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Warren De La Rue, On the total solar eclipse of July 18th 1860, observed at Rivabellosa, near Miranda de Ebro in Spain (London: Taylor & Francis, 1862), 31.

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