Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Brockhurst Observatory and William Sadler Franks

Brockhurst Observatory
ca. 1932


William Sadler Franks (1851-1935) was astronomer-in-charge at F.J. Hanbury’s private observatory at Brockhurst, near East Grinstead, Sussex, from 1909 until his death in 1935. This paper reviews the observational projects Franks undertook at Brockhurst, including his work on double stars, red stars, diffuse nebulae and dark nebulae, as well as his involvement with the commissioning of a 24-inch reflector built by Thomas William Bush (1839-1928).

"William Sadler Franks and the Brockhurst Observatory" by Jeremy Shears

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