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22 September 2019 at 7:37 pm #581387
That brings back memories of hearing Paul Mohr’s talk at the first Galway Astrofest. In fact, it spurred my Interest in John Birmingham and in particular in T CrB, I have given a number of talks over the years on Birmingham and his recurrent nova in both Ireland and the USA.
It shows how obscure Birmingham’s name was, in that as a teenager with my copy of the 16th edition of Norton’s, I thought Birmingham was a reference to some observatory in the city of the same name 🙂
Thanks for bringing the video to our attention.