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Telescopes for Loan to Young People

Bath Astronomers have generously been given two telescopes for loan to young people taking up an interest in observing the night sky. The new kit is:

  • A Meade DS-2080AT-LNT. It is a 80mm f/10 refractor with a goto mount and a red dot finder. It has a diagonal and 26mm(x31) and 9.7mm(x81) eyepieces; both 1.25″. It comes with a reproduction Meade manual;
  • A Europa 150 f8 Newtonian reflector. It is 6″ in diameter with a focal length of 1200mm; it uses Orion Optics. It is on a Sky Scan 2001 manual equatorial mount. It has a 6 x 30mm sight scope and comes with a x2 barlow, and 25mm(x48) and 10mm(x120) eyepieces; all 1.25″. It has a polar scope fitter for easier alignment. It comes with a reproduction Europa/Orion Optics manual.

The loan is available to young people who are members of WHS/Bath Astronomers  or have a parent that is a member. See the Loan page for more information and Contact Us to register an interest.