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Chant Slide 059

59. Saturn, drawing by Lowell.

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Chant Slide 058

58. Saturn and satellites, in small telescope.

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Chant Slide 055

55. Jupiter, two drawings, showing moon and its shadow.

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Castlefield Observatory Sketch

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory in Toronto, at the end of its life.

Sketch by Eugene Fedorenko (Toronto Centre).

Photos of this observatory from the RASC Archives.

A short bio on Bert Topham (1893-1962) appears on page 148 of Looking Up.

Note from Geoff Gaherty:

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Thomas Wright's 1769 transit observations at Île aux Coudres, Lower Canada

Thomas Wright published his successful transit observations, complete with a full disc image of the course of Venus on the Sun, and sunspots, in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, vol. 59 (1769), 273-280. This is a recreation of an 18th-century manuscript copy of his report. Image courtesy of Specula astronomica minima (©Specula astronomica minima).

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Meteor Procession 1913

Several of the colours Chant and his colleagues desired in the reproduction were not best reproduced mechanically through the photo-chemical half-tone process. It was decided to execute the stars in white, white and gold, and the meteors in gold individually by hand for every single copy of the Journal as the penultimate stage in production prior to tipping-in to the binding.

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Sunspot 18901130

A sunspot as seen on 1890 November 30th, as sketched by A.F. Miller.

This was scanned from the original at RASC national office.

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Saturn

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Jupiter

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Jupiter

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