Sketching at the telescope

In the course of having a discussion with Nick about sketching, I found my first observing notebook, page 1 of which is reproduced below.

I thought it might be of some interest!

The telescope, if I remember correctly (it was 54 years ago!) was a brass ‘scope of my father’s which I had “adapted”.

The notebook stops in late 1964, when I discovered other things that 17 year-old boys of that time could do in the evenings!

There is then a big gap until 1997 when interest revived!

Anyone got anything earlier?

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