Berkowski made the first solar eclipse photograph on July 28, 1851, also using the daguerrotype process, at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kalinigrad in Russia). Berkowski, a local daguerrotypist whose first name was never published, observed at the Royal Observatory. A small 6-cm refracting telescope was attached to the 15.8-cm Fraunhofer heliometer and a 84-second exposure was taken shortly after the beginning of totality.
Queensland Solar Eclipse
Composite of images taken with a William Optics Zenithstar II (545mm, f6.4) and Canon 5D MarkII camera (ISO100), with exposures from 1/90th sec to 2 seconds long. For the outer parts, I have also used some images captured with a Pentax 300mm f4 ED IF lens (1/4 and 1sec at ISO100) and another Canon 5D MarkII. Those two imaging trains were tracking on my trusty old Vixen GP-DX mount. — Phil Hart