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The Raleigh Astronomy Club owns several telescopes that are available for use by club members. Information about each of these loaner telescopes is shown below. Club members in good standing can borrow one of these loaner telescopes for a period of 3 months. To borrow a telescope,please complete and submit a Telescope Loaner Request form.

If you have any questions please contact the Loaner Telescope Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Club Owned Loaner Telescopes
ID Picture Description Accessories Borrower Loan Date
#1 Click for Larger

Custom Made 17.5" Dobsonian Reflector 

 


Click HERE to go to the request form.



Telrad finder, straight-thru finder with 2 x-hair eyepieces. There are NO EYEPIECES with this telescope. Members will need to provide their own eyepieces.

Recommend that members requesting this scope have a large vehicle for transport.  You will need a strong back or at least 2 people for set up and tear down.

In Storage and Available Available
#2 Coulter Odyssey 13.1 inch f/4.5 Dobsonian

Coulter Odyssey 13.1 inch f/4.5 Dobsonian Reflector


Click HERE to go to the request form.

Telrad finder; accessory case. There are NO EYEPIECES with this telescope. Members will need to provide their own eyepieces.

Recommend that members requesting this scope have a large vehicle for transport.

In Storage and Available Available
#3 10 inch Coulter

Blue 10.1" f/4.5 Coulter Dobsonian

 

Click HERE to go to the request form

Red Dot Finder, 6x30 Right-Angle Finder, Sirius 25mm, Sirius 12.4mm, Sirius 10mm, Shorty 2x Barlow, Soft case for EPs, and Soft Case for Right-Angle Finder.

 

This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

In Storage and Available
Available
#4 8 inch f/6 Dobsonian 8 inch f/6 Dobsonian Reflector

Click HERE to go to the request form

Telrad finder, 9x50mm right angle finder; 32mm, 25mm, 13mm, & 10mm eyepieces; 2x shorty barlow; eyepiece case; moon filter

This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

Melisa H.

9/27/2013

(available after 12/27/2013)

#5 Coulter Odyssey Dobsonian Coulter Odyssey 8 inch f/4.5 Dobsonian Reflector

Click HERE to go to the request form

Galileo finder; 32mm, 25mm, 12.5mm, & 6mm eyepieces; 2x barlow, Collimation Cap with end cap, User's Guide

 

This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

Karen and Joseph C.

12/22/2013

(available after 3/22/2014)

#6 6 inch f/10 Dobsonian 6 inch f/10 Dobsonian Reflector

Click HERE to go to the request form

Red Dot Finder, 6x30 straight-through finder, Meade 32mm, Meade 26mm and Soft Case for EPs.

This scope is recommended for all skill levels; however the tube is almost 6ft long.

In Storage and Available

Available

#7 6 inch f/6 Dobsonian Reflector 6 inch f/6 Dobsonian Reflector

Click HERE to go to the request form

Red Dot Finder, 6x30 stright-through finder, Criterion 30mm, Celestron SMA 25mm and Soft Case for EPs.

This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

In Storage and Available 

Available

#8 Meade ETX-105, click for larger Meade ETX-105 Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak-Cass) with AutoStar GOTO

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8x-25mm Right Angle finder, Meade Super Plossl set (40mm, 20mm, 9.7mm & 6.4mm) with Meade EP Case, tripod bag and AutoStar hand controller.

 

Recommend that members requesting this scope have some knowledge of the skies in order properly set up and align for GoTo functionality.

Manisha Y
Pending delivery for Manish Y.
#9 Celestron NexStar 8 f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) with GOTO

Click HERE to go to the request form

Telrad finder, 40mm, 17mm, 7.5mm, UHC filter, Sky Glow Filter, red, green, yellow & blue colored filters. Eyepiece case, two 12v 7ah batteries, 12v car power adaptor, 12v battery power adaptor, Celestron scope case

Recommend that members requesting this scope have some knowledge of skies in order to properly set up and align for GoTo functionality

Colin W. 6/29/14

(available after 10/29/14)
#10 Celestron 8 inch f/10 SCT

Celestron 8 inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) with motorized Right Ascension drive

Click HERE to go to the request form

Equatorial wedge; 9x50mm right angle finder; Galileo finder; 32mm, 25mm, & 9mm eyepieces; two 1.25" star diagonals; moon filter; A/C cord

 

Recommend that members requesting this scope understand polar alignment in order to properly set up and use this scope.

Katie M.

7/3/14

(available after 11/3/14)

 

#11

Criterion Dynamax 6 inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) with motorized Right Ascension drive

Click HERE to go to the request form

Equatorial wedge, 6x30mm finder, Orion 25mm Plossl, Orion 9mm Plossl, Meade 6.7mm Plossl, diagonal, heavy duty tripod w/bag and scope case.  RA drive in powered by 110v connection.

Recommend that members requesting this scope understand polar alignment in order to properly set up and use this scope.

Rama S. Need to arrange delivery for Rama S.
#12 Meade 4.5 inch f/8 Reflector on GEM Meade 4.5 inch f/8 Newtonian Reflector on German Equatorial Mount (GEM)

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Galileo finder; Meade MA 25mm, Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm, Meade Modified Achromatic (MA) 9mm; counter weight; tripod eyepiece tray; eyepiece soft case; slow motion controls, User's Guide

Recommend that members requesting this scope understand polar alignment in order to properly set up and use this scope.

Bonita H.

4/26/2013

(available after 7/26/2012)

 

#13

Orion XT8, Classic 8" F/5.9 Dobsonian Reflector with Crayford focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces

Click HERE to go to the request form

Orion 25mm 1.25" Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Orion 35mm 2" Deepview eyepiece, Celestron 1.25" 2X Barlow, Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, Orion blue padded case for OTAG, black soft-case for accessories, and Users Manual.


This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

Dave B.

6/20/2014

(available after 9/20/2014)

#14 Click for Larger

Zhumell Z10 10" f/5 Dobsonian reflector with Crayford style focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

Click HERE to go to the request form

9x50mm right angle finder, dust cap, focuser plug, 1.25" adapter and primarty cooling fan (battery operated - 8AA - user supplied), 32mm 2" eyepiece, Meade 12.4mm Plossl, Meade 9.7mm Plossl, High Point 2x Barlow and soft case for EPs.

This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

Fred F.

7/13/2014

(available after 10/13/2014)

#15 Click for larger

Red 10.1" f/4.5 Coulter dobsonian

 

Click HERE to go to the request forrm

12.5mm Plossl Eyepeices.  Needs additional EPs and a finder scope.

 


This scope is recommended for all skill levels.

Available and In Storgage

Available but needs additional eyepieces
Terms of Loan

 

  • Equipment can be checked out only by RAC members in good standing.
  • The check out or loan period is 3 months, however the RAC member in possession of the loaner equipment may choose to continue to use the equipment after the 3 month period until another member wishes to check out the equipment.
  • While in the care of a RAC member, the equipment on loan must be stored in clean, sheltered environment with all dust caps, covers, etc. in place.
  • No fee is charged to check out equipment however the RAC member agrees to replace any missing or damaged equipment.
  • Loaner equipment may be checked out at RAC monthly indoor meetings, RACOBS or by appointment with a Telescope Loaner Committee member.
  • RAC members with equipment on loan should be prepared for prompt return of the equipment once contacted after the 3 month period has expired.
  • By checking out any equipment listed on this page, the RAC member agrees to these terms.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 18:39