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Astronomy Section ’ s Telescope Loan Program Eleven units available for loan as of February, 2014 Lessons will be Available to Equipment Borrowers Selected eyepieces are also available. 6 ” Dynascope on Dob Base ( f/8 Newtonian Reflector )

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Astronomy Section’s

Telescope Loan Program

Eleven units available for loan as of February, 2014

Lessons will be Available to Equipment Borrowers\

Selected eyepieces are also available

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6” Dynascope on Dob Base

( f/8 Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, dust cap, eyepiece plug and 2-pc. Dob mount.

Condition – very good

Not For Loan. Housed at Ionia for Outreach & YA Use.

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6” Dynascopes on GEM Mounts – Unit 1

( f/8 Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, on a 110V.* Motor driven German equatorial mount. Mount includes counterbalance weight and pedestal. Also included: dust cap, eyepiece plug

Condition – very good

* To reduce the chance of electric shock, these mounts must be used in dry locations and connected to a GFI protected circuit!

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6” Dynascopes on GEM Mounts – Unit 2

( f/8 Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, on a 110V.* Motor driven German equatorial mount. Mount includes counterbalance weight and pedestal. Also included: dust cap, eyepiece plug

Condition – very good

* To reduce the chance of electric shock, these mounts must be used in dry locations and connected to a GFI protected circuit!

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10” Meade Newtonian

Reflector on an Equatorial Mount with Motor

( f/ Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, on a 110V.* Motor driven German equatorial mount. Mount includes counterbalance weight and pedestal. Also included: dust cap, eyepiece plug

Condition – very good

* To reduce the chance of electric shock, these mounts must be used in dry locations and connected to a GFI protected circuit!

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130mm (5 in.) Telescope

on a manual GEM Mount

( f/8 Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, dust cap, eyepiece plug, German equatorial mount, counterweight and tripod.

Condition – very good

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8” Orion Deep Space Explorer (Dob Base)

( f/6? Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA with storage bag, viewfinder, dust cap, eyepiece plug and 1-pc. Dob mount.

Condition – very good

This equipment will be available for loan only when not being used at the Mees Observatory during the summer months.

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? Inch Dob OTA

( f/? Newtonian Reflector )

Telescope OTA for a Dob Mount. Mount Needed!

Condition – good

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4.5” Astroscan

Telescope with Tabletop Stand

Telescope with ball-shaped base, tabletop stand, dust cap, viewfinder, drawstring carrying bag.

Condition – very good.

This telescope needs a viewfinder.

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5” Celestron SCT Telescope in a Foam Lined Carrying Case

Telescope OTA with viewfinder, dust cap, eyepiece plug, 1-1/4” diagonal, mount, wedge, tripod and battery powered drive

Condition – very good

Should have a household current power supply as the battery life is quite short otherwise.

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Celestron C90 Maksutov Telescope

This telescope set includes the 90mm OTA, and viewfinder*. It can be used on any tripodCondition – very good. Makes a nice telephoto lens!

* Has been ordered

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Parks 11 x 80mm Binoculars

Large pair of “night glasses” with dust covers in a carrying case. Can be hand held but best used on a special mount and tripod stored at the Ionia site.

Condition – very good.

These binoculars must be kept at the observatory and stored in the library.