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Solar Eclipse 1936

The images in the Camera for Photographing Eclipse Photographic Collection are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright in the United States. However, please pay special attention to the individual works to make sure there are no copyright re

NIST physicist Irvine C. Gardner designed a 4-meter long eclipse camera with a 23-centimeter astrographic lens to study a total solar eclipse in 1936. The data gathered with his special camera provided new insight on the sun's corona, prominences and spectra. The camera is shown here being set-up in Siberia, Russia in 1936.

Released August 8, 2017