Where it all began
Scroll down and take a look at where and when Salford Astronomical Society was formed and when the observatory was built.
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A number of telescopes are donated to the society including a 8″ 5000mm Coude (folded) refractor, made out of a submarine periscope, and a 14″ Darkstar dobsonian reflector both from Dr Alec Jenner.
cleaning the mirror and painting the frame
Over the years the 18″ telescope has needed some care and attention. Here are some of those times through the ages where the scope was dismantled, cleaned and painted.