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H.A. Waddington #2

H.A. Waddington, 31 Gould Street, Toronto. [early 1940s?]:

My shack on roof. It used to be Mr. A.F. Miller's of 280 Carlton East.  ??? I think knew his daughter.

I made several of these prints (more or less good this afternoon). I do not want it back.

I pulled down a roof similar to remainder of House to build the flat platform.

Taken about 500 ft away with telephotos lens of 600mm f.l.

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Brydon Observatory #2

Boyd Brydon's Oak Bay Observatory, located at 2390 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC.  This observatory was later moved to the grounds belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Peters of the Victoria Centre.

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Brydon Observatory

Boyd Brydon's Oak Bay Observatory, located at 2390 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC.  This observatory was later moved to the grounds belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Peters of the Victoria Centre.

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Castlefield Observatory

(1938-72?) Bert Topham's observatory at 1250 Castlefield Ave., Toronto.

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Centennial Oby #2

Ken Chilton and Centennial Observatory.

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North Star Observatory #2

E.K. White's North Star Observatory at Kimberley, B.C. in 1947.

Published in JRASC, 41, 188 (1947).

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North Star Observatory

E.K. White's North Star Observatory at Kimberley, B.C. in 1947.

Published in JRASC, 41, 188 (1947).

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Greenwich Observatory

A late-Georgian engraving of Flamsteed House, Greenwich Observatory. If one can speak of an operational nerve centre of the 18th-century British ToV campaign - including observations made in Canada - it would be of this building, the seat of the Astronomer Royal. Image courtesy of Specula astronomica minima (©Specula astronomica minima).

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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).

Note from Geoff Gaherty:

When I joined the Montreal Centre in 1957, they had only a few months before they purchased Bert Topham's 165mm (6.5) f/15 refractor, equatorial mount, and motor drive, and mounted it in what was to become the Isabel Williamson observatory. I had the use of that fine telescope on many occasions, until vandals broke into the dome and stole the objective.

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Castlefield Observatory #1

Bert Topham's observatory in Toronto (picture received 1938 June 1).

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