Venus at first internal contact with the Sun by William Bayly

Venus at first internal contact with the Sun

William Bayly

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Venus at first internal contact with the Sun

William Bayly

View taken at Mageroya, Nordkapp, Norway, during the 1769 Transit of Venus. Inscribed "The appearance of Venus on the Sun at Magger & near the 1st internal contact - by Wiliam Bayley." Published as plate 13 for the paper "Astronomical observations, made at the North Cape, for the Royal Society", by William Bayly, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.59, 1769, pp.262-272. William Bayly was employed as an assistant by Nevil Maskelyne at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and would later act as an astronomer to James Cook's second and third Resolution expeditions. He had charge of the Society's two Arnold chronometers aboard HMS Adventure on the second circumnavigation.

Original: ink on paper. 1769

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