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"Baily, Francis"

Baily, Francis [Astro*Index]

(1774-1844) English astronomer. Born at Newbury, Berkshire; died at London.

One of the founders of the Royal Astronomical Society. During the solar eclipse of 1836 May 15, he described an effect (now called Baily's Beeds) which occurs when sunlight is seen between the lunar mountains near the edge of the Moon's disk.

 

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