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

10-inch Meade Starfinder
10-inch Meade Starfinder

Name: 10-inch Meade Starfinder
Type: Dobsonian
Package: 45
Optics: 10-inch f/4.5 (1140mm focal length)

Tube Size: 13 x 46 inches
Tube Weight: 27 pounds
Base Size: 20 x 22 x 22 inches
Base Weight: 29 pounds

Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 25mm (46x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 12mm (95x)
Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED 8mm (143x)

Telrad finder
6x30mm Finderscope
Magellan I Handbox Controller
Magellan Altitude Encoder
Starfinder Instruction Manual
Magellan I Installation Instructions
Magellan I User Guide

This large aperture Dobsonian includes the Magellan I digital setting circle system. This is a fine telescope for manual observations or use the Magellan I system to find 12,218 deep sky objects, stars, and planets.

Free for TAAS Members

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