Science: Moonlight Camera

A camera that works eight times faster than the swiftest known camera of today, and can take pictures by starlight alone, is the invention of Professor James Worthington, an astronomer of Carmel, Calif. He is interested chiefly in astronomical photography, but his achievements may revolutionize commercial and motion picture photography. In good moonlight a one-second exposure with Worthington's lens will give as perfect detail as a half-hour exposure with present-day cameras. His plates show shadows cast by starlight. The secret is no new discovery, he says, but "a simple fundamental," taught...

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