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
OrganizationBarnstable High School
LocationHyannis, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°39′18.30″N 70°19′17.06″W / 41.6550833°N 70.3214056°W / 41.6550833; -70.3214056
Altitude54 feet (16 m)
Celestar 8 inchSchmidt–Cassegrain
Celestar 11 inchSchmidt–Cassegrain
Celestron 11" CPC telescopeSchmidt–Cassegrain
CGE 14 14 inch German Equatorial MountSchmidt–Cassegrain
Meade LX200 10 inchSchmidt–Cassegrain
Orion SkyQuest XT12 IntelliScope12 inch Dobsonian
Coronado Solar Telescope60 mm
David Cole Observatory is located in the United States
David Cole Observatory
Location of David B. Cole Observatory

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


  1. ^ "Obituary: David B. Cole, lawyer, dedicated to Barnstable community. Funeral Feb. 25". Barnstable, Massachusetts: The Barnstable Patriot. February 24, 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010.