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The Invention of "Light Writing," or How the Cosmos Came to Draw Itself

Brian S. Baigrie

In the nineteenth century, scientists began to explore ways of “fixing” the image thrown by a lens. The invention of the daguerreotype was followed by the appearance of less expensive techniques, including the tintype. The photoheliograph, a device for taking telescopic photographs of the sun, was unveiled in 1854.

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The Invention of "Light Writing," or How the Cosmos Came to Draw Itself

Brian S. Baigrie

In the nineteenth century, scientists began to explore ways of “fixing” the image thrown by a lens. The invention of the daguerreotype was followed by the appearance of less expensive techniques, including the tintype. The photoheliograph, a device for taking telescopic photographs of the sun, was unveiled in 1854.

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Publish Date: 01 March 2003


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