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Passage de Vnus

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Wikipedia article

'Passage de Vnus' is a series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun on 9 December 1874. They were purportedly taken in Japan by the French astronomer Jules Janssen and Brazilian engineer Francisco Antnio de Almeida using Janssen's 'photographic revolver'.

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A 2005 study of the surviving material concluded that all the extant plates made with the photographic revolver are practice plates shot with a model, and that none of the many plates successfully exposed during the eclipse seem to have survived or have not yet been located.

See also

* 'The Horse in Motion', 1878 series of photographs

* Transit of Venus, 1874


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