a very important lunar photo from past that was almost lost then found
I had chance to photo it
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:09 AM
It’s cool that this topic should come up . There was an article in IIRC Sky & Telescope over 25 years ago
about duplicating this very image using the Daguerreotype process . I do not remember what scope was used but it was
large (over 12 inch) I beleave . The project was lead by daguerreian master artist Ken Nelson . Some years later (1998) I attended a daguerreotype workshop at the Eastman house in NY state and produced my own daguerreian images and viewed the very image made with that scope .
Some what low in contrast compared to what’s done today , but had lots of fine detail .
The daguerreotype process is somewhat mysterious and interesting .
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