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Photograph of the 1882 transit of Venus taken at Vassar College by woman astronomer Maria Mitchell and her students.

They observed and photographed the 1882 transit of Venus from the observatory on the grounds of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, using a small version of the photoheliostat.

(Picture courtesy of Vassar College Library)

(Source: badesaba)

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