Information About Telescopes:
Here is an excellent article on telescope equipment by Rick Saunders of the London Centre of the RASC: full and proper kit
Here is an excellent PDF on cleaning telescope optics: Cleaning optics
Nairn Robertson Memorial Telescope:
Nairn Robertson (4 December 1996 – 28 December 2016) was a member of our Centre from August of 2015. He received a 12 inch Meade LX-90 telescope from the Make a Wish Foundation which we taught him to use as well as qualifying him to use the SCC Observatory telescope. When he passed away, his family donated his telescope to our Centre so that other youth could experience Nairn’s passion for the heavens above. The telescope is available for school projects: Contact our Centre for details.
Main Observatory Telescope:
We’d be happy to train you on how to use the main observatory telescope, a Celestron 14-inch SCT telescope. We can take you through the procedures for opening and closing the observatory and for recovering from any system failures to qualify you as an operator.
Sunshine Coast Centre Telescopes:
The club has telescopes available for short-term loan to members only. See the list of telescopes below. If you wish to borrow one, contact our Telescope Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: We are currently conducting an inventory- If you have previously borrowed a scope, please make sure the Telescope Manager know about it.
SkyWatcher 254-mm (10-inch) Dobsonian (white) with accessories
Celestron StarHopper 10″ Dobsonian (black and white) with accessories (under repair)
Antares DS-10 10″ Dobsonian (white) with accessories
Omcon 811 SE 114mm (5-inch) Newtonian (blue)
Celestron NexStar 101-mm (4-inch) Newtonian telescope
Tasco Binoculars 8×40 with case & strap
Coronado 0.5 PST 40 mm hydrogen alpha solar scope with manual Coronado AZT mount