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 LX90
Meade LX90

Name: Meade LX90

Type: Schmidt-Casegrain fork mount

Package: 4

Optics: 8-inch f/10 (2000mm focal length)

Telescope/mount weight: 33 pounds

Tripod weight: 19 pounds


Meade Super Plossl 40mm (50x)

Meade Super Plossl 26mm (77x)

Meade Super Plossl 15mm (133x)

Meade Super Plossl 9.7mm (206x)


2” GSO Quartz mirror diagonal

Telrad finder

12.8v 10aH LiFePO4 battery with charger



Optically very good, with Meade Autostar go-to capability. Cumbersome in the case with accessories, but case is on wheels.

Free for TAAS Members

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