A monumental 19th century French Telescope is up for collectors

Telescopes are a great way spend quality time with kids around, star grazing can be a lot of fun. And you can do that in style and class too. Up for grabs is an 1820 French Telescope created by optician Robert-Aglae Cauchoix. The scientific work of art that offers views for both the earth and sky was first crafted for the famous Paris Observatory. The telescope is 65.5 floor-eye pc Inches high and 7.5-inches in diameter. Set in brass, the telescope rests on a “catapult” base that lets you slide and raise the lens swiftly and easily between 90 degrees to approximately 175 degrees.

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The base is mounted on wheels that let you move the device around with ease. Priced at $248,500 the telescope comes along with “its complete box of extra lenses and lens covers”. Owner of the world’s largest telescope Edward Joshua Cooper had in fact sketched Halley’s Comet in 1835 using the instrument.