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one of our first star parties in Kinnikinnick Park

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

Cleaning Optics:

Here is an excellent PDF on cleaning telescope optics: Cleaning optics

Nairn Robertson Memorial Telescope:

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Nairn 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: info@coastastronomy.ca
NOTE: We are currently conducting an inventory- If you have previously borrowed a scope, please make sure the Telescope Manager know about it.

Available Telescopes:

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

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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

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2 Comments

  1. Tom Hulett says:

    Hi Guys,
    We are seeking to buy ($300 or so), a terrestrial telescope / spotting scope to introduce our grandsons (6 & 9) to telescope technology but also to take on our caravan trips.
    Can you assist?
    Tom Hulett

    Like

  2. Tom Hulett says:

    Hi Guys,
    We are seeking to buy ($300 or so), a terrestrial telescope / spotting scope to introduce our grandsons (6 & 9) to telescope technology but also to take on our caravan trips.
    Can you assist?
    Tom Hulett

    Like

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