The telescope is a very fine six-inch Cooke refracting telescope. It was originally built in 1899 and has been modified with a modern equatorial mounting featuring a remote controlled guiding system. The Cooke is a first class instrument, and suitable for an urban location where light pollution is an ever increasing problem. We can no longer show visitors anything but the brighter deep sky objects. Nevertheless, under average conditions it gives wonderful views of the Moon and planets and is superb for double stars.
Scientific - Astronomy