Castlefield Observatory

Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham with his 6 refractor in Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham at his telescope, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Castlefield Observatory #6

Bert Topham and his nautical sextant at Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Castlefield Observatory #5

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Castlefield Observatory #4

Bert Topham with his nautical sextant at his Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Castlefield Observatory

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

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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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Castlefield Observatory #2

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

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Castlefield Observatory #3

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

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