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Eclipse drawing

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Drawing from the 1889 book "A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy" by George Chambers (Clarendon Press:London).

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Eclipse drawing from "Fourteen Weeks in Descriptive Astronomy" by J. Dorman Steele, 1873 (Barnes and Co., NY). During this eclipse, Francis Baily noticed bright flashes of light from around the limb of the moon, later named 'Baily’s Beads’ in his honor.

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Eclipse drawing from "Fourteen Weeks in Descriptive Astronomy" by J. Dorman Steele, 1873 (Barnes and Co., NY). Note the complex streamers and helmet-like plumes.

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Drawing of the 1860 eclipse by G. Tempel.

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