'Black drop' effect during the 1769 Transit of Venus Samuel Horsley

'Black drop' effect during the 1769 Transit of Venus by Samuel Horsley

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'Black drop' effect during the 1769 Transit of Venus

Sketch showing the planet Venus at ingress on its passage across the face of the Sun. Detail from a letter by Samuel Horsley, giving an account of the Transit of Venus observed at Oxford, England, using an 18-inch reflecting telescope. The illustration appeared as plate 8 of the published paper "Venus observed upon the Sun at Oxford, June 3, 1769", by Samuel Horsley, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.59 (1769) pp.183-188.

Original: ink on paper. 1769

  • Image reference: RS-9603

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