The Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) owns equipment it loans out to members in good standing.  MAS members may borrow a telescope for 30 days.  If there is no waiting list for the telescope, the loan may be extended an additional 30 days, with the approval of a member of the MAS Board.

Contact the current Vice President of the MAS for more information, or to reserve the telescope.

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Equipment currently available includes:


Photo by Steve Emert ©

Photo by Steve Emert ©


Loaner Scope #2 and #3: Orion SkyQuest XT-8

  • 8″ f/5.9 Dobsonian Telescope
  • 6×30 finder scope
  • Telrad Finder
  • 32mm, 25mm, 17mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces
  • Moon filter
  • Variable intensity red flashlight
  • Planisphere
  • Orion DeepMap 600 star chart
  • Laminated Messier Card
  • Laminated Caldwell Card
  • Laminated Lunar 100 Card
  • XT-8 Manual
  • Padded carrying cases for optical tube assembly


Photo by Steve Emert ©

Photo by Steve Emert ©


Loaner Scope #4: Orion SkyQuest XT-10

  • 8″ f/5.9 Dobsonian Telescope
  • 6×30 finder scope
  • Telrad Finder
  • 32mm, 25mm, 17mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces
  • Moon filter
  • Variable intensity red flashlight
  • Planisphere
  • Orion DeepMap 600 star chart
  • Laminated Messier Card
  • Laminated Caldwell Card
  • Laminated Lunar 100 Card
  • XT-8 Manual
  • Padded carrying cases for optical tube assembly


Photo by Steve Emert ©

Photo by Steve Emert ©


Loaner Scope #5: Celestron C6 SCT on Voyager Mount

  • Celestron 6″ f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain OTA
  • Astro Tech Voyager Alt-Az mount
  • 6×30 finder scope
  • 32mm, 25mm, 17mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces
  • 1.25” mirror diagonal
  • StellarVue red dot finder
  • Moon filter
  • Variable intensity red flashlight
  • Dew shield
  • Planisphere
  • Messier charts
  • Mag. 7 Star Atlas
  • Laminated Messier Card
  • Laminated Caldwell Card
  • Laminated Lunar 100 Card
  • Instructions
  • Everything fits in one plastic tub
  • Padded carrying case for mount


Photo by Steve Emert ©

Photo by Steve Emert ©


Loaner Scope #6: Celestron NexStar 8SE SCT

  • Celestron 8″ f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain on GOTO Mount
  • Fork mounted hand controller
  • Sirius Foam Case w/ shoulder strap
  • 32mm, 25mm, 15mm, 9mm and 6mm Plossl eyepieces
  • 1.25” mirror diagonal and SCT visual back
  • Moon filter
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Variable Intensity Red Flashlight
  • Planisphere
  • Orion DeepMap 600 Star Chart
  • Laminated Messier Card
  • Laminated Caldwell Card
  • Laminated Lunar 100 Card
  • Mag. 7 Star Atlas
  • 8SE Owners Manual and Quick Setup Guide
  • 12v Power Tank w/ AC adapter & Car Lighter power cords


Photo by Merle Hiltner ©

Photo by Merle Hiltner ©


Loaner Scope #7: Sky-Watcher 4″ Refractor

  • 4″ f/9.8 Refractor
  • Alt-Az Tripod
  • 25mm, 17.5mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces
  • 1 1/4″ 90-degree Diagonal
  • 1 1/4″ 45-degree Erecting Prism Diagonal
  • Moon filter
  • Red-dot Finder
  • Variable Intensity Red Flashlight
  • Planisphere
  • Orion DeepMap 600 star Chart
  • Laminated Messier Card
  • Laminated Caldwell Card
  • Laminated Lunar 100 Card
  • Mag. 7 Star Atlas
  • Wood carrying case for telescope & accessories
  • Padded carrying case for mount


Photo by Clayton Lindsey ©

Photo by Clayton Lindsey ©


Loaner Scope #8: 6″ Newtonian Alt-Az

  • 6″ f/5 reflector on table top Alt-Az Mount
  • 25mm and 10mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 2x Barlow lens
  • 6×30 Finderscope
  • Variable Intensity Red Flashlight
  • Messier Chart
  • Lunar Chart
  • Caldwell Chart
  • Canvas Carrying case for mount and optical tube assembly

 


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