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Last NameCommon    
Given NameAndrew Ainslee    
alt. NamesA. A. C.;     
Marriagein 1867 in London    
Children    
Year born1841 in Newcastle upon Tyne    
Year died1903    
Place of deathEaling, then still outside London    
Father's occupationsurgeon Thomas Common, known for his treatment of cataract, (1xxx - c. 1844)    
Relativessanitary engineer Matthew Hall    
Educationapprentice in the sanitary comp. of his uncle Matthew Hall & Co., London, where he worked until 1890    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forsee http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/732419/photograph-reflecting-telescope-erected-by-andrew-ainslie-common-astronomer-ealing-england-circa-1880 ;    
PatronageRoyal Astronomical Society, London (member since 1876, Gold medal 1884, president 1895-96); Fellow of the Royal Society, London (1885)    
Collaborators    
Techniquesastronomical photography; pioneer of astrophotography of Nebulae; gelatin plate photography of the moon & plants     
Sample(s)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orion-Nebula_A_A_Common.jpg ; http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/732419/    
Archival sourceslist 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    
Published sourcesH.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;    
othersince 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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