Available Loaner Scopes

Borrow one of our scopes for a 3-Month stretch.

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. Here are the Loaner Scope Procedures.

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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
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.
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.
8″ Meade LX-90 SCT
Weight: 70 lbs.
Focal length: 2000mm
Focal ratio: 10
Accessories: JMI electric focuser, counterweight T-adapter, 1.25″ diagonal, 8×50 finder, Deluxe Pelican carry case, field tripod with eq. wedg
Orion SkyQuest XT10i IntelliScope Dobsonian Reflector.
Features a 10″ (254mm) parabolic mirror with a long, 1200mm focal length (f/4.7).
The reflective optics gather 56% more light than an 8″ mirror.
2” focuser. Telrad. Two eyepieces.
Setting circles have been removed.
Celestron 8” SPC8
The SPC8 was the first equatorially-mounted C8, using a Vixen Polaris/Super Polaris mount. Excellent optics. Corrector plate has been cleaned. Focal length is 2032mm (f10). Screw driven. An exceptional instrument.
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