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
Lending Library: Our Librarian, Scott Harlow, has a library of astronomical texts and handbooks. Contact Scott if you’d like to take a look.
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.
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 Scott, 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.
Celestron Nexstar 80 GTL 80mm (5″) refractor (gray) Autoglide Goto with accessories
Celestron StarHopper 10″ Dobsonian (black and white) with accessories
Antares DS-10 10″ Dobsonian (white) with accessories
Coulter Odyssey 8 8″ Dobsonian (red) with accessories
Omcon 811 SE 114mm Newtonian (blue)
Skywatcher G5 5″ Refractor (blue) with motor drives & accessories
Tasco Binoculars 8×40 with case & strap
Lunt LS60T 60 mm solar refractor (white)
Coronado 0.5 PST 40 mm hydrogen alpha solar scope with go to Meade mount
Orion white 4″ refractor with go to Meade mount and solar filter
Library Listing is coming soon…