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Roy Panther

On Monday morning of 16th, April,2018.  I happened to watch on the BBC an edition of  "Heir Hunters"  for which one of the subjects was the late BAA member  Roy Panther, comet discoverer.  There was, by his neighbour, some mention of his interest in astronomy and that he had built his own telescope.  However, sadly, there was no mention what-so-ever of his discovery of a comet.

Eric

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Eric,

The programme did mention Roy's discovery of his Comet, and interviewed Guy Hurst regarding that.  Did you watch the whole programme?

Gary

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Hi Gary,

No I didn't watch the whole programme.  Pleasing to know that he did get credit for it.

Eric

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Hi Eric,

I never watched the programme, although I knew about it. I will catch it at some point on utube. One disapointing aspect of the aftermath of Roy passing was that no one seems to have rescued any of his own build telescopes, including the 10 inch with which he made his comet discovery, nor any of his astronomical papers etc. Surely some one in his home town of Northampton would have known about his death at the time.