Passage de Vénus

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Passage de Venus (1874)
The team that captured the transit of Venus in 1874

Passage de Vénus is a series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun in 1874. They were purportedly taken in Japan by the French astronomer Pierre Janssen and Brazilian engineer Francisco Antonio Almeida using Janssen's 'photographic revolver'.[1][2][3]

It is the oldest film on IMDb and Letterboxd.

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.[4]

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  1. ^ Doucet, Jean-François. "La "photographie du temps" avant le cinéma" ["Time photography" before cinema]. www.jf-doucet.com (in French). Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  2. ^ "The 1874 Transit of Venus Observed in Japan by the French, and Associated Relics". adsabs.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  3. ^ "The Brazilian contribution to the observation of the transit of Venus". adsabs.harvard.edu.
  4. ^ http://adsbit.harvard.edu//full/2005JHA....36...57L/0000070.000.html

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