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Mars Map 1960-61

Mars map (mercator projection) 1960-61 based on observations by the RASC Montreal Centre.

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Mars 195811272100

1958 November 27 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 5. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811042100

1958 November 4 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 2-3. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811122000

Mars on 1958 November 12 @ 20:00 EST, seeing 2. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811092100

1958 November 9 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 4. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811012200

Mars on 1958 November 1 @ 22:00 EST, seeing 5. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811022130

1958 November 2 @ 21:30 EST, seeing 4. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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Mars 195811072100

1958 November 7 @ 21:00, seeing 3-4. South is approximately up.

Drawings made through a 10 f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31, W.Long. 72°33'02; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.

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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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