David Cole Observatory

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David B. Cole Observatory
David Cole Observatory.jpg
A view of the observatory inside the Cobb Astro Park
Organization Barnstable High School
Location Hyannis, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°39′18.30″N 70°19′17.06″W / 41.6550833°N 70.3214056°W / 41.6550833; -70.3214056
Altitude 54 feet (16 m)
Established 2007
Telescopes
Celestar 8 inch Schmidt–Cassegrain
Celestar 11 inch Schmidt–Cassegrain
Celestron 11" CPC telescope Schmidt–Cassegrain
CGE 14 14 inch German Equatorial Mount Schmidt–Cassegrain
Meade LX200 10 inch Schmidt–Cassegrain
Orion SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope 12 inch Dobsonian
Coronado Solar Telescope 60 mm

The David B. Cole Observatory is an educational astronomical observatory owned and operated by Barnstable High School. It is named after David Cole, the longtime trustee of the trust fund of Enoch Cobb.[1] The observatory itself houses one telescope, while there are mounts outside the building for four more telescopes. The observatory is also located within the grounds of the high school, thus allowing for more access to the building for its students.

The main telescope at the observatory


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