[Solar Eclipse]

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Creation: 1887

While at Lick Observatory, Barnard was the first astronomer to discover a comet using photographic plates. In 1889, he became the first astronomer to observe the eclipse of Saturn's satellite Iapetus. His pioneering astrophotography and discovery of 20 comets made him a legendary figure. His astronomical photographs were published after his death as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.

Title

[Solar Eclipse]

Date

Creation: 1887

Description

While at Lick Observatory, Barnard was the first astronomer to discover a comet using photographic plates. In 1889, he became the first astronomer to observe the eclipse of Saturn's satellite Iapetus. His pioneering astrophotography and discovery of 20 comets made him a legendary figure. His astronomical photographs were published after his death as A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 43, Folder 005

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0031-SolarEclipse-slide11.jpg

Citation

“[Solar Eclipse],” Gallery, accessed November 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/795.