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

8-inch Meade Starfinder
8-inch Meade Starfinder

Name: 8-inch Meade Starfinder
Type: Dobsonian
Package: 4
Optics: 8-inch f/6 (1220mm focal length)

Tube Size: 10 x 49 inches
Tube Weight: 24 pounds
Base Size: 16 x 16 x 16 inches
Base Weight: 18 pounds

Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 25mm (49x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 12mm (102x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 8mm (153x)


Large aperture but still quite portable

Free for TAAS Members

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