Paris Observatory

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Paris Observatory

The French national astronomical research institute, located in Paris and founded in 1667. There are observing facilities at the Meudon Observatory, near Sèvres, which has two reflecting telescopes (1 meter and 0.6 meter) and forms the astrophysics section of the Paris Observatory, and at the Nançay Radio Observatory.
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The discovery was made photographically by Audouin Dollfus, well-known planetary and lunar specialist of Meudon Observatory .
The same features have been seen by professionals at Meudon Observatory, Pic du Midi Observatory etc.
French astronomers at the Meudon Observatory monitoring the movement of these jets calculate the comet's rotation rate at about 6-1/2 revolutions per hour.
Eighty years later the French astronomer and optician Andre Couder was able to reproduce the luminous spot in his laboratory at Meudon Observatory in Paris.
Subsequently, the astronomers of Meudon Observatory reprocessed the plates with the 'composite' technique advocated by Bernard Lyot in 1941: for each plate, the eight or ten best images are selected and stacked under the enlarger, to produce a single averaged image.
As the director of the Meudon Observatory outside of Paris, he had access to some of the best celestial views of the time.
Antoniadi, helped to demolish the 'canal' network through his groundbreaking observations with the 83cm OG of Meudon Observatory.
The Greek astronomer Eugene Antoniadi (1870-1944), who made a long series of observations of Mercury during the 1920s using the 33-inch refractor of the Meudon Observatory near Paris, drew up a chart of the planet on which he gave markings names inspired by Graeco-Roman mythology.
Moore, using the 83cm refractor of Meudon Observatory, described a feature inside the crater Cassini A.
The first astronomical work with a balloon-borne telescope apparently dates from May 30, 1954, when we at Meudon Observatory [in Paris] undertook to determine the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars.
It was delivered not by better photographs but by the eye-brain-hand of Eugene Michael Antoniadi, who, thanks to periods of ultrasteady air while observing with the 33-inch refractor at Meudon Observatory near Paris, convincingly recorded Mars's irregular (and completely natural-looking) surface details.
Antoniadi, who observed with the 33-inch refractor at Meudon Observatory on the outskirts of Paris.