Lindsay Eddie

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Lindsay Atkins Eddie (1845 – 13 October 1913) was a South-African amateur astronomer. He was in active military service, and served with distinction during the Kafir invasion in 1876. His final rank was that of a Major.

During his career he observed 21 comets, mostly from Grahamstown, South Africa. He observed a transit of Mercury in 1894. In 1907 he studied the planet Mars with great detail and published drawings that were highly acclaimed.

He was an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. A crater on Mars is named in his honor.

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