Study of the Moon John Phillips
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Study of the Moon
Study of the Moon taken through a telescope in 1853 and displayed at the 23rd meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, in Hull, September. Phillips was the second person in Britain (after Warren de la Rue) to take lunar photographic images. He used the wet collodion process, two years after its invention in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer and Gustav le Gray. This specimen was collected from BAAS by Sir Edward Sabine. The image is mounted on a backing sheet which is inscribed: "Col.Sabine. Pres. Brit. Association. 15 July 1853 from Professor Phillips's Telescope (Partially cloudy) Print".
Original: albumen print. 1853
- Image reference: RS-9292
- The Royal Society
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