are invited to borrow from the Society's small collection of
telescopes. If you are contemplating buying a telescope of your own,
and would like to find out which one you should buy, first think of
borrowing from the KAS for a test run.
Telescopes are loaned out
on a first come, first served basis. Telescopes are loaned for a one
month period. However, a member can continue to use it after the one
month period if no other requests are made. At the end of the
loan period, the person borrowing the telescope agrees to return it to
the KAS at a normally scheduled general meeting.
To borrow a
telescope, download and fill out its check-out form. Then contact the
KAS Equipment Manager (details below) with as much advance notice as
possible. The telescopes are usually in constant circulation, so
arrangements will need to be made to have the telescope at the next
general meeting. A current membership card is required.
make sure all the items listed on the check-out form are present and in
working order. You are responsible for any damaged or missing
equipment upon the telescopes return. Any misuse may impact
future use of KAS telescopes and equipment.
more information about our loan program or to reserve a
telescope, please contact:
|Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Refractor
popular 80 mm refractor is the ultimate grab-and-go telescope.
It'll fit into any car and setup takes minutes. You'll love
bright, wide-field views of star clusters and nebulae.
German equatorial mount allows smooth manual tracking with the
accessories are also included with loan of the ShortTube 80:
- ST-80 Hard Aluminum Case
- EQ-1 Equatorial Mount
- w/ tray, counterweight, cables
- 26mm Plössl Eyepiece
- 10mm Kellner Eyepiece
- Meade 90° Diagonal
- 6×26 Finderscope
- Orion Glass Solar Filter
|Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)
missing a lot if you've only
viewed the Sun with a standard white light filter. The
Coronado PST houses a special filter called an etalon, which only
transmits hydrogen alpha light. This allows you to view
prominences erupting off the Sun's edge, surface granularity, and
snaking filaments in addition to sunspots and bright, irregularly
plages. A clever Sun-finder window near the eyepiece provides
a safe way to aim the telescope.
accessories are also included with loan of the Coronado PST:
- PST Hard Case
- Tele Vue Tele-Pod Head
- Tele Vue Tele-Pod Tripod
- 18mm Kellner Eyepiece
|Celestron 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
Schmidt-Cassegrain has optics that will offer crisp,
clear images yet is relatively light and highly portable. It comes with
the very stable Vixen Super Polaris German Equatorial Mount. It can be
setup in a matter of minutes and no tools are required. This
serious amateur telescope that will provide dazzling views of the Moon
and planets, and is capable of showing you thousands of deep sky
accessories are also included with loan of the Celestron 8-inch SCT:
- Hard Case
- Super Polaris EQ Mount
- Wood Tripod
- 11-lb Counterweight
- Astrozap Dew Cap
- Tel-Rad Finder w/ Dew Cover
- Orion Aluminum Accessory Case
- Celestron 8×50 Finderscope
- Celestron 40mm Plössl Eyepiece
- Celestron 25mm Eyepiece
- Meade 12mm MA Eyepiece
- Meade 9mm MA Eyepiece
- Meade 90° Diagonal
Special thanks to John &
Karen Kerwin for their generous donation of this telescope.
you'd like the KAS to add any other telescopes to its collection.