Nor is it difficult to imagine the probable course of reasoning which led Bessel to select the model of his new heliometer.
It was the first star whose distance was measured (by Bessel in 1838).
This observation of Bond's was strongly confirmatory of Bessel's hypothesis of opposite polarities in such bodies' opposite sides.
Do you know that all the furniture is broken in Mr. Bessel's room?
It was an evil spirit out of that strange world beyond existence, into which Mr. Bessel had so rashly ventured.
He was at a loss to account for Mr. Bessel's conduct on any sane hypothesis.
Bessel, Henderson, and Struve almost simultaneously announced a stellar parallax which could reasonably be accepted.
The morning papers had no news of Mr. Bessel's aberration—it had come too late for them.
Bessel had anticipated him with the parallax of 61 Cygni by just two months.
But scarcely had he mentioned the name of Bessel when Doctor Paget interrupted him.