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1905 Eclipse #35

1905 Eclipse #35

Father Kavanagh [left] Ready. Photo by Marsh.

Further info from a newspaper photo caption in J.E. Maybee's scrapbook (p.17):

REV. I.J. KAVANAGH, S.J., AND HIS UNIQUE DEVICE FOR EXAMINATION OF THE OUTER CORONA AND STREAMERS.

The telescope itself is merely an accessory. The framework attached thereto bore at one end a disc of such size as to block out the dazzling light of the inner corona, and facilitate visual examination, through the eye-piece, of the outer corona and streamers.