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Started by telescopeguy, 01/13/2013 08:32AM
Posted 01/13/2013 08:32AM Opening Post
Posting here because I can only find there was a scope made for them. Found that a 6" refractor was made for this University but can find no other information that it was put in a observatory. My guess that it was in the late 1800's. Any ideas if there ever was one?
Posted 01/13/2013 04:05PM #1
This is the one I'm talking about... Octave Leon Petitdidier, born Villemagne, France, 1853; studied engineering,
moved to U.S. circa 1873. Worked as a civil engineer in Cincinnati, and in
1876 at the U. S. Engineer's Office in St. Louis & Indianapolis. Fabricated
two reflecting telescopes with mounts, 8 1/2 inch aperture; and a 6 inch
refractor for St. Louis University.