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Caricature by Merv Jones, Maryborough Queensland

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Observer
Peter Anderson
Time of observation
03/10/2018 - 15:00
Object
Drawing of Amateur Astronomer
Observing location
Queensland Australia
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This was presented to me in 1961 and includes a little 1962 calendar.  It represents a comment on amateur astronomers of the time and their home made telescopes.  (I hope it was not referring to myself because my first a 6" dates from 1958 and my second a 9.5" from 1961.  However my mirrors were made under the supervision of an expert at night classes.) Nevertheless I present it here because it shows artistry and Merv Jones, who owned a 4" refractor, and later a 10" reflector, was a very fine artist.  Some of his lunar drawings dating from this period were forwarded to the BAA and presumably retained in their archives.

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meteorgw's picture

Reminds me of making the equatorial mount in Norton's star atlas, but all in wood except the RA and Dec shafts.

Graham

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