F.W. Longbottom: astronomical photographer and founder of the Chester Astronomical Society

Frederick William Longbottom FRAS (18501933) was an Original Member of the BAA and served as Director of its Photographic Section between 1906 and 1926. A hop merchant by trade, he spent much of his life in Chester, where he was instrumental in founding the city’s first astronomical society in 1892. This paper examines his life and work.




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