Telescope, Astronomical

A telescope with a pillar and claw mounting, a 68mm objective lens, and a focal length of approximately 960mm. It has a rack and pinion focusing mechanism with no finder. The eyepieces are missing.
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This telescope was the private telescope of Francis Morshead. Mr Morshead was a foundation member of the New Plymouth Astronomical Society and the director of the New Plymouth observatory from 1925-1958.He was thrilled to discover what he thought was a previously unknown comet in 1923. Unfortunately a Russian astronomer had spotted the same comet and named it just weeks before.
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