Saturday, May 11, 2019

received DAO charts

Sis gave me an interesting book (booklet?).

DAO star maps book cover

It is a collection of star maps from 1956 prepared by the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. Back then, the DAO was part of the Canadian Department of Mines and Technical Surveys.

DAO star maps book inscription

There's an inscription on the inside. "To Miss Chapple With best wishes from G. J. Odgers. April, 1959."

DAO star maps book sample chart

There are a pair of charts from each month, looking north, and looking south. They represent the sky from a location at approximately 50° latitude, in the middle of the month, at around 10:30 PM.

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