Saturday, December 22, 2012

City Seen

In Light of Brucia

Astrophotography is more important than ever

Staff/Voice photo

 

A shadowy moon over Chilliwack Friday.

 

his photo is in dedication to the memory of Max Wolf, who on this day in 1891, pioneered astrophotography by capturing the image of 323 Brucia the first time a heavenly body that had ever been captured on film.

 

According to Wikipedia, the asteroid was named after a benevolent woman named Catherine Wolfe Bruce who donated $10,000 to build the telescope Wolf used. It was to become the first of over 200 asteroids he managed to take photos of over his lifetime.

 

 

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