Saturday 12 September 2020

Maurice Farman, Chevreuse Observatory and Cooke


Maurice Farman and the Chevreuse Observatory and  Cooke

As far as I am aware this is the not the same Maurice Farman who was an early pioneer in the days of flight, but I am always ready to be proved wrong.

In 1908 while observing at the Chevreuse Obseravtory near Paris, an observatory I have never heard of before he observed 1,100 double stars while using a 9.5 inch Cooke telescope.

His observations were apparently quite brief and usually consisted of just one line of information, many additional notes were drawn from historical observations of the stars he observed in 1908.

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