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William H. Pickering Papers, 1892-1893

Creator:
Pickering, William H (William Henry) 1858-
Title:
William H. Pickering Papers, 1892-1893
Dates:
1892, 1892-1893, 1893
Summary:
This accession consists of 11 glass plate negatives and 5 black-and-white prints of a solar eclipse and the lunar surface taken by William H. Pickering. These images were sent to Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian (For related correspondence see RU 31, Box 53, Folder 6). Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Pickering was an astronomer and the younger brother of astronomer E. C. Pickering. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1879 and went on to be a pioneer in dry-plate celestial photography. Among his accomplishments include some of the earliest photographs of Mars (1888) as well as the discovery of Phoebe, one of the outer satellites of Saturn (1899)
Topics:
Astronomy, Solar eclipses, Surface
Subject:
Pickering, William H (William Henry) 1858-
Place:
Moon
Form/Genre:
Glass negatives, Collection descriptions, Black-and-white photographs
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 06-070
Physical Description:
0.15 cu. ft. (1 3x5 box)
Full Record:
http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!259393~!0#focus

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