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Negative Search Results

Most of the Negative Search Report Forms were destroyed about 1978. There was a massive amount of them, and taking considerable storage space. I felt the scientific value had long since past: the last ones from the late 1960s. They were of value only if something was discovered later, and we could look back and verify "not visible then."

Some completed negative search report forms from 1967 and 1968 were never properly filed with the earlier reports, and were not thrown out in the cleanup done about 1978. Some [103] are reproduced here. I have copied all of the available reports made by David Levy and Hugh Maclean that were found. I have made one copy of reports for each other individual found.

- Jim Low, 2004 April 3.

Filename information:
The first four digits give the year and month (YYMM) followed by "00", observer name, and area number.

 

COMET and NOVA Section
of the Standing Committee on Observational Activities
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
 
Date Centresort icon Observer Object Description Link
670400 Montreal Levy None Naked eye comet hunt near horizon, 4 nights view
670400 Montreal Pacholka 230 Comet and nova search, 13 nights view
670400 Montreal Rhodes 002 Negative Search Form: 9 nights reported view
670500 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 8 nights (21h 50m) view
670600 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 3 nights (6h 30m) view
670700 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 6 nights (8h 05m) view
670800 Montreal Finkel 010 Negative Search Form: 4 nights reported view
670800 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 6 nights (10h 00m) view
670900 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 11 nights (39h 05m) view
670900 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 11 nights (39h 05m) view
671000 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 5 nights (8h 00m) view
671100 Montreal Dack 092 Negative Search Form: 2 nights reported view
671100 Montreal Williams 429 Negative Search Form: 6 nights reported view
671100 Montreal Zorgo 102 Negative Search Form: 4 nights reported view
671102 Montreal Levy None Letter to Jim Low (neg reports) view
671200 Montreal Gregory 298 Negative Search Form: 5 nights reported view
671200 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 11 nights view
671200 Montreal Meyer 015 Negative Search Form: 7 nights reported view
680100 Montreal Levy None Comet Search, 6 nights (5h 45m) view
680800 Montreal Frappier 338 Negative Search Form: 3 nights reported view