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Observation by Dominic Ford: Astronomical folly

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Dominic Ford

Observer

Dominic Ford

Observed

2017 Aug 13 - 16:09

Uploaded

2017 Aug 13 - 16:09

Objects

Historical

Equipment
  • Google Pixel 3a
Location

Colley Hill, Reigate, Surrey

Title

Astronomical folly

About this image

Many years ago, Colley Hill, near Reigate, was donated to the town council to become a public space. A folly was built to commemorate the occasion, and this photo shows its rather fine ceiling. Using only the information in this picture, can you determine the year of the donation?

The fuzzy thing with a tail crossing Saturn's orbit, at ecliptic longitude 3.5h, might be a hint.

(The answer is 1909)

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