Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Doc Edgerton shot an atomic blast at a shutter speed of of a second with a Rapatronic camera and it's glorious.

Nuclear explosion photographed by rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation. From the Tumbler-Snapper test series in Nevada, 1952. The fireball is about 20 meters in diameter in this shot. The spikes at the bottom of the fireball are known as the rope trick effect.

Nuclear explosion photographed by rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation. From the Tumbler-Snapper test series in Nevada, 1952. The fireball is about 20 meters in diameter in this shot. The spikes at the bottom of the fireball are known as the rope trick effect.

1/100,000,000th of a second after an atomic detonation

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation 1952

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation 1952

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Nuclear explosion photographed less than one millisecond after detonation. From the Tumbler-Snapper test series in Nevada, showing fireball and "rope trick" effects. The fireball is about 20 meters in diameter in this shot.

Joshua Trees with the front row seat to Doomstown. 3/100,000,000th of a second after A-bomb detonation, caught by Doc Edgerton's Rapatronic camera.

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Joshua Trees with the front row seat to Doomstown. 3/100,000,000th of a second after A-bomb detonation, caught by Doc Edgerton's Rapatronic camera.

Rapatronic Camera Pictures - Album on Imgur

Rapatronic Camera Pictures

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton invented the rapatronic camera, a device capable of capturing images from the fleeting instant directly following a nuclear explosion. These single-use cameras were able to snap a photo one ten-millionth of a second after detonation from about seven miles away, with an exposure time of as little as ten nanoseconds.

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton invented the rapatronic camera, a device capable of capturing images from the fleeting instant directly following a nuclear explosion. These single-use cameras were able to snap a photo one ten-millionth of a second after detonation from about seven miles away, with an exposure time of as little as ten nanoseconds.

Rapatronic Camera Pictures - Imgur

Rapatronic Camera Pictures

Rapatronic Camera Pictures - Imgur

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