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   Common
   Andrew Ainslee
   A. A. C.;
   in 1867 in London
   
   1841 in Newcastle upon Tyne
   1903
   Ealing, then still outside London
   surgeon Thomas Common, known for his treatment of cataract, (1xxx - c. 1844)
   sanitary engineer Matthew Hall
   apprentice in the sanitary comp. of his uncle Matthew Hall & Co., London, where he worked until 1890
   England, UK
   see http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/732419/photograph-reflecting-telescope-erected-by-andrew-ainslie-common-astronomer-ealing-england-circa-1880 ;
   Royal Astronomical Society, London (member since 1876, Gold medal 1884, president 1895-96); Fellow of the Royal Society, London (1885)
   
   astronomical photography; pioneer of astrophotography of Nebulae; gelatin plate photography of the moon & plants
   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orion-Nebula_A_A_Common.jpg ; http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/732419/
   list of his publ.: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abs_connect?db_key=AST&db_key=PRE&qform=AST&arxiv_sel=astro-ph&arxiv_sel=cond-mat&arxiv_sel=c
   H.H. Turner: The Observatory 26 (1903): 304-308; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 64 (1903): 274;Th.Hockey: Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2009; D. Malin & P. Murdin: Colours of the Stars, Cambridge 1984:28f., 61;
   since 1876 owner of a 5.5 inch telescope, since 1877 18 inch reflector, since 1879 36 inch reflector, since 1885 60 inch Newtonian reflector; important amateur astronomer & astrophotographer. After Common's death the telescope with its two 60 inch mirrors & optics were purchased by Harvard Coll.Obs
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