Shown below are the telescopes the SDAA has available for loaning out to the membership. Details of the scope are listed to the right of the picture. If you are interested in borrowing one of these scopes for up to 3 months, please contact the SDAA Loaner Scopes Coordinator by phone or by e-mail using the contact information on the Contacts page. Here are the Loaner Scope Procedures.

SDAA-001 SDAA-001
10.1" Coulter Dobsonian
Weight: 65 lbs.
Focal length: 950mm
Focal ratio: 4.5
Primary: 1.125" thick, 1/8th wave
Secondary: 1.83"
Accessories: Mirror transport box, 6x finder, Galileo Red Dot
SDAA-002
SDAA-002
4.5" Takahashi Newtonian
Focal length: 1000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: Telrad
Eyepieces: 40mm, 20mm, 18mm, 12.5mm, 10mm, 7mm, 5mm
Note: Non-driven equitorial mount with setting circles on a wooden tripod. Spectacular scope.
SDAA-003
SDAA-003
8" Celestron Starhopper
Weight: 55 lbs.
Focal length: 1220mm
Focal ratio: 6
Secondary: 1.5"
Accessories: Telrad
Eyepieces: Celestron Set #1
Note: Altitude bearings are on sliding dovetails to adjust balance.
SDAA-004
SDAA-004
8" Meade LX-90 SCT
Weight: 70 lbs.
Focal length: 2000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: JMI electric focuser, counterweight T-adapter, 1.25" diagonal, 8x50 finder, Deluxe Pelican carry case, field tripod with eq. wedge
SDAA-005
SDAA-005
10" Newtonian reflector (built by Bill Lucas)
Accessories: 2" focuser, Reflex sight and finder scope
Note: On GEM with rotating rings and Cave drive system (6").
SDAA-006
SDAA-006
3" refractor (long)
Non-driven equatorial mount
Accessories: Wood cary box
SDAA-007
SDAA-007
10" Dobsonian
Eyepieces: Celestron eyepiece set: 32mm, 15mm, 9.7mm, 6.4mm
Accessories: Finder with hood
Note: 2" Focuser with 1.25" adapter. 10" x 1.75" mirror with cassegrain center hole. Built by John Mood
SDAA-009
SDAA-009
8" Celestron SCT
Weight: 55 lbs.
Focal length: 2000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: 4x30 finder, Galileo Red Dot, 1.25" diagonal, field tripod with wedge
SDAA-010
SDAA-010
6" Newtonian reflector
Weight: 55 lbs.
Focal length: 2000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: 4x30 finder, Galileo Red Dot, 1.25" diagonal, field tripod with wedge
Eyepieces: 9mm, 12.4mm, 25mm
Note: On driven GEM with rotating rings and Cave drive system (6").
SDAA-011
SDAA-011
6" Dobsonian
Accessories: Red Dot Finder Note: Built by Peter Debaan
SDAA-012
SDAA-012
114mm Newtonian reflector
Focal length: 910mm
Focal ratio: 8
Accessories: 5x24 finder
Note: GEM has slow-mo controls.

SDAA-014
SDAA-014
60mm Meade refractor on GEM (non driven)
SDAA-015
SDAA-015
80mm Meade Refractor
Weight: 55 lbs.
Focal length: 2000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: 4x30 finder, 2 diagonals
Note: On non-driven GEM with a wooden tripod.
SDAA-016
SDAA-016
8" Newtonian
Note: On driven GEM with rotating rings on a wheeled pier with leveling screws. Has a curved spider.
SDAA-017
SDAA-017
8" Meade reflector on GEM with drive, tangent arm, & setting circles
SDAA-018
SDAA-018
10" Meade Starfinder dob with telrad
SDAA-020
SDAA-020
6" reflector on GEM (non driven)
SDAA-021
SDAA-021
8" Dynamax Criterion SCT with table stands
SDAA-022
SDAA-022
6" reflector on GEM (non driven)