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1880 Cooke & Sons
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Poster: PhilCo126 (see all of this user's photos)
Description: Not a classic, but an OLD 230mm refractor by Cooke & Sons 1880


Robert Provin
scholastic sledgehammer

Registered: 8/14/2006
Posts: 787
That's a classic in my book! Thanks!!
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:43pm
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Dr Morbius
Post Laureate

Registered: 2/6/2007
Posts: 3646
Absolutely a classic, and I'd love to get my hands on it! Is it an f/15?
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:48pm
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TimD
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 2/16/2005
Posts: 1403
Now THAT's what I call a classic!
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:27am
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eyeowe
professor emeritus

Registered: 12/7/2009
Posts: 721
The matching Dome wood accent with the brass of that telescope is just a "Thing of Beauty"
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:18pm
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d.sireci51
Arachnoid

Registered: 11/19/2009
Posts: 863
Beautiful. Thats A real Refractor with a real mount!!!! Well worthy of the Obseratory, actually a must!
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:44pm
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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 1/26/2010
Posts: 2266
Awesome.
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:40pm
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M A S
member

Registered: 8/3/2007
Posts: 69
Stunning
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:54am
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Messyone
sage

Registered: 5/2/2012
Posts: 427
Beautiful...the dome too!
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:22am
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PhilCo126
Post Laureate

Registered: 1/14/2005
Posts: 3155
It's an f/11 (0.228 m with focal length 2.50 m) by Carl August Steinheil & Sohne and Thomas Cooke & Sons. At Gent University, used by the late Désiré Van Monckhoven (1834-1882)
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:17am
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combatdad
super member

Registered: 12/28/2012
Posts: 154
A true classic...the observatory as well.


Dave
Wed Apr 9, 2014 10:43am
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