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Melvyn Taylor's hand-drawn foldout star chart

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About this observation
Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
31/03/2020 - 00:00
Object
Melvyn Taylor's hand-drawn foldout star chart
Observing location
Wakefield

Melvyn Taylor's archive doesn't only contain seemingly interminable numbers of unrecorded variable star observations.

One of his little notebooks has some of his early observations from 1963 - 1964 when he was 16 or 17 years old. They record his sketches of double stars and his first views of Jupiter and its Galilean moons, and Saturn, through his small 'scope.

Inside the back cover is his hand-drawn foldout star chart. It's a nice piece of work.

If you have a young astronomer in the household this would be a good project to keep them busy and help them to learn the night sky.

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