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

Orion Skyquest XT8 Intelliscope
Orion Skyquest XT8 Intelliscope

Name: Orion Skyquest XT8 Intelliscope
Type: Dobsonian
Package: 39
Optics: 8-inch f/6 (1220mm focal length)

Tube Size: 8 x 46 inches
Tube Weight: 20 pounds

Astro-Tech 18mm Paradigm Dual ED (68x)
Astro-Tech 12mm Paradigm Dual ED (102x)
Astro-Tech 8mm Paradigm Dual ED (153x)

9x50mm Finderscope
Dob Pod (a riser that raises the base by 1 foot)
Fabric case for the optical tube
Intelliscope keypad
Starry Night software CD-ROM

This is a great scope with plenty of aperture that includes the 14,000 object Push-To Computerized Locator system. If you want to learn about how to use digital setting circles this is a great way to do it before you buy.

Free for TAAS Members

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