Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory
1945 Solar Eclipse 2
II: Buildings and Grounds
Corona of the sun. Photograph taken by astronomers William A. Hiltner and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar on the Yerkes Observatory expedition to Pine River, Manitoba, Canada, July 9, 1945. The camera was equipped with a 4-inch lens; exposure was 5 seconds. The sun’s inner corona is pictured. Skies had cleared just before the eclipse, which lasted 37 seconds. All other astronomical expeditions in Canada ran into bad weather and did not get pictures.
Solar corona | Total solar eclipses | Astronomical photography | Scientific expeditions
Hiltner, William Albert, 1914-1991; Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan, 1910-1995
Photographic prints; 17.3 x 12.2 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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