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Wood Robert Williams F5

Image title: 
Robert Williams Wood viewing a mercury mirror in rotation, showing an absence of ripples
Credit line: 
AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Description: 

Caption reads: "Robert Williams Wood viewing a mercury mirror in rotation, showing an absence of ripples. The distortion is due to an astigmatism reverting from oblique incidence."

Original format: 
3 photographic prints (black and white; 7 x 5 inches, 9 x 6 inches and 9.5 x 7.5 inches)
Person(s): 
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955