Excerpt from Naturalistic Photography for Students of the Art
Let us see what this cool young goddess, born of art and science, has been doing these fifty years.
In the fields Of science she has been most busy. She has been giving us photographs 'of the moon, the stars, and even of the nebula. She.ba's recorded eclipses and a transit of Venus for us; She has drawn, too, the sun's corona, and registered those great volcanic explosions that take place there periodically. She has shown us that there are stars which no tele scope can find, and she has in another form registered for us the composition of the sun and of many of the planets; and now she 1s busy mapping out the heavens. Like an all powerful goddess, she plays with the planets and records on our plates, with delicate taps, the constellations. She runs through the vast space of the kosmos doing our biddings with a precision and delicacy never equalled - in short she is fast becoming the right hand of the astronomer.
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