Photograph of the Corona taken at the total Solar Eclipse 1919 May 29 at Sobral, Brazil, with a telescope 4 inches aperture 19 feet focal length, glass positive (10" x 12"). The expedition organised by Sir Arthur Eddington of the Royal Greenwich Observatory used photographs taken during the eclipse to measure the deflection of star light adjacent to the Sun as predicted by Einstein in his Theory of Relativity.
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overall (in mount): 260 mm x 310 mm 1.33 kg
- solar eclipse
- visual and verbal communication
- positive - photograph
- Royal Observatory, Greenwich
- Permanent collection
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