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TECHDAY 2 January The Moon’s first “photograph”

On this TECHDAY in history, in 1839, Photographer-Inventor Louis Daguerre took the first ever photo of the moon.ย  This photo is thought to be the oldest astronomical photograph in history.

Using the daguerreotype process he is believed to be the first photographer to capture an image of the moon. Unfortunately, his entire laboratory burned to the ground in March of that same year, destroying all of his written records and some of the early experimental work he had, along with that picture.


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