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

Celestron C5
Celestron C5

Name: Celestron C5
Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Package: 42
Optics: 5-inch f/10 (1270mm focal length)

Tube Size: 6 x 12 inches
Tube Weight: 6 pounds
Base Size: 14 x 45 inches
Base Weight: 18 pounds

Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 25mm (51x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 12mm (106x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 8mm (159x)

6x30mm finder scope
Equatorial tripod

This small SCT with an equatorial tripod is a great way to learn about Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and equatorial mounts in a small package. This system is excellent for observing the moon, planets, and larger/brighter deep space objects.

Free for TAAS Members

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