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Common, Andrew Ainslie (1841–1903), astronomer and astronomical photographer

K. L. Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1385 words.

Common, Andrew Ainslie (1841–1903), astronomer and astronomical photographer, was born on 7 August 1841 at Oxford Street, St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne, one of two sons of Thomas Common, a...

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Robinson, John Ebdon [known as John Ebdon] (1923–2005), planetarium director and broadcaster

Patrick Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 994 words.

Robinson, John Ebdon [known as John Ebdon] (1923–2005), planetarium director and broadcaster, was born on 22 December 1923 at Durham House, 102 Crouch Hill, London, the son of William Ewart...

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Russell, John (1745–1806), portrait painter and astronomer

R. J. B. Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 2246 words.

Russell, John (1745–1806), portrait painter and astronomer, was born on 29 March 1745 at 32 High Street, Guildford, the second child of John Russell (1711–1804), book- and printseller, five...

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unsharp masking

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Photography and Photographs.

A photographic and image-processing technique for reducing overall brightness variations in an image. A negative mask is made from the original, of low density and slightly out of focus....

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Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder

George Stronach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Publishing. 798 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder, son of Patrick Wilson, town clerk of St Andrews, and Clara Fairfoul, his wife, was born at St Andrews, Fife. His father died when...

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