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02/01/1839 Louis Daguerre takes the first photo of the Moon

Daguerre himself is believed to be the first person to take a photograph of the moon, using his daguerreotype process. Unfortunately, in March of that same year, his entire laboratory burnt to the ground, destroying all his written records and much of his early experimental work, and that historical image of the moon.


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  • Development of the daguerreotype 

  • Competition with Talbot 

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