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DDO Photos September 2000

The photographs of this collection were taken by Don Fernie during two days, September 22 and 24, 2000. The collection shows - by design - the status of the Observatory at one epoch, slightly over 65 years after the Observatory opened.
Don brought his digital camera and we walked together in the nice Ontario fall weather. Later, I checked and edited slightly the photographs, usually by bringing up the shadows, especially in the photographs in the dome.

Slavek Rucinski, October 31, 2000

Before you start of the photo tour, have a look at aerial photos of the DDO grounds. A black & white scanned aerial photograph was taken some 50 years ago. The access roads and parking areas are very different now, as can be appreciated in the high resolutionaerial photograph taken on January 4, 2005 and kindly made available to us by Professor Michael De Robertis of the York University. This excellent picture gains a lot if you copy it to your computer and look in magnification using an imaging program. Two new nice images have been provided by Peter Ceravolo on April 21, 2005 ([1] and [2]).

Slavek Rucinski, April 29, 2005

All photographs copyright 2000 David Dunlap Observatory.