#31672 May 20, 2011
This post is from Professor Mooers at the University of Minnesota. Normally, we would not allow posting auction details for non-AP scopes. However, we will make an exception because the scope is owned by an academic institution and has historical value. If there are any vintage telescope groups, please feel free to forward the message.
The University of Minnesota is offering a 6. Brashear scope for auction to offset the cost of upcoming renovations at the planetarium over the summer. The telescope dates to 1905 and was owned by John Novack of Escanaba, MI. Mr. Novack worked with astronomers at Yerkes and Lick Observatories. The University has it listed on AstroMart auctions at
The scope was purchased by the University of Minnesota in 1967 and has been on display since that time. The instrument is in remarkably good condition and is described in detail on Astromart.
Thank you and clear skies.
Howard Mooers, Professor and Director
Marshall Alworth Planetarium
University of Minnesota Duluth