Originally Posted by Cinderocka1989
I think you're gonna need a bigger gun...
Well, not too long ago some of the nut cases here were talking about boring the Earth to make a planetary gun barrel. This would work for optics!
BTW, that 'scope is 125 years old and still in use today. There are several other telescopes on that mountain, here is a pic I took of some of the other observatories.