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High-speed photography, bats

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Date made: 1939
Materials: 35mm film; plastic
Measurements: 2" x 2"

igh-speed photogrpah of a bat in flight. "Since the flight of a bat cannot be anticipated with any precision, the animal was allowed to fly freely in a darkened room. Once it interrupted a beam of light aimed at a photoelectric cell, the flash was automatically released. Withthis method, Edgerotn caught the first detailed photograph of a bat in flight." (From "Stopping Time" (1987), p. 63.) (CC)


HEE-SC-08793

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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
American
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
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Bats -- Harold E. Edgerton Negative Collection subject term
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