Facade of the main building.
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It was founded by l'Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse ("Academy of Science, Inscriptions and the Humanities of Toulouse"). It was moved 1841 and again in 1981.
In 1987, Genevieve Soucail of the Toulouse Observatory and her collaborators presented data of a blue ring-like structure in Abell 370 and proposed a gravitational lensing interpretation
Félix Tisserand was a famous director from 1873 to 1878. He published Recueil d'exercices sur le calcul infinitesimal as well as making several expeditions, including an 1874 trip to Japan. Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin was Tisserand's assistant astronomer, and they both went to the Paris Observatory in 1878. Tisserand was succeeded by Benjamin Baillaud.
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The observatory has used many telescopes over its lifetime. For example, an 83 cm aperture refractor telescope was installed in 1875.
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- Soucail, G.; Mellier, Y.; Fort, B.; Mathez, G.; Hammer, F. (October 1987). "Further data on the blue ring-like structure in A 370". Astronomy and Astrophysics 184 (1-2): L7–L9. Bibcode:1987A&A...184L...7S. ISSN 0004-6361.
- MEGACAM: A Status Report Derrick Salmon, CFHT
- Levy, Jacques R. (1970–80). "Bigourdan, Camille Guillaume". Dictionary of Scientific Biography 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.
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