RAS Images overview
Many of the photographs in the Society's archives fall into the portraits and telescopes categories but there are many of events such as eclipse expeditions, plus many miscellaneous items of related interest and 'photographica' from the development of the photographic process. A large and as yet little-explored resource is the collection of celestial photographs, some dating back as far as the 1860s; work is in hand to make these more easily available without danger of damage to the material.
Solar Eclipse Expedition
Orion Nebula, 1883
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