Telescope Loan Program

TAAS operates one of the largest telescope loan programs among amateur astronomical organizations in the country. We have more than three dozen scopes available including all popular types. TAAS also has large binoculars, premium oculars (eyepieces), and many other accessories available to borrow. The loan program is available to all members without charge. To see what TAAS has available for loan, please browse below.

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TAAS Loaner Scopes

Meade SCT
Meade SCT

Name: Meade SCT
Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Package: 13
Optics: 8-inch f/10 (2030mm focal length)

Tube Size: 14 x 14 x 36 inches
Tube Weight: 42 pounds
Base Size: 12 x 12 x 40 inches
Base Weight: 20 pounds

Meade Series 4000 40mm Super Plossl (51x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 18mm (113x)
Smart Astronomy 12.5mm Plossl (162x)


The tracking system for this telescope does not function, it is strictly manual. Great for learning about the optical qualities of an SCT.

Free for TAAS Members

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