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ORION 8″ Dobsonian Manuals for Download

If you borrow one of the Orion 8″ Dobsonian telescopes, please download and read the manuals.

10 inch f/6 Dobsonian
This scope requires an SUV or minivan to transport due to size and includes: 50 mm right-angle correct image finder scope; 4 eyepieces ( 40mm to 5 mm); x2 barlow; 4 filters.
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On Loan | Until Fri Oct 20, 2023
200mm Explore Scientific Dobsonian
This 8" Dobsonian telescope provides an excellent way to see fainter objects, especially from a dark location. It's a fantastic all-rounder. More Information

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On Loan | Until Sun Oct 1, 2023
200mm Orion Dobsonian with Push-To Technology
This scope has a 7x50 finder scope, and 2" 28mm, 25, 10, 9mm eyepieces with a 2x barlow to assist members in learning the night sky. It comes with a NexYZ phone camera adapter in a padded case.
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On Loan | Until Sat Sep 30, 2023
80mm H-Alpha Pressure Tuned Solar Telescope
Perfect for viewing prominences and filaments on the sun, this scope comes with a manual mount and eyepiece. Or, use your own goto mount for solar astrophotography.
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On Loan | Until Sun Oct 15, 2023
Antares 1.25" Cheshire Collimator
Great for complete alignment of Newtonian telescope components and mirrors. It fits into standard 1 1/4 inch eyepiece sockets.
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Celestron C8 200mm Schmidt-Cassegrain and mount
200mm aperture with good light-gathering ability to provide excellent views of planets and deep-sky objects.
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On Loan | Until Thu Sep 21, 2023
Explore Scientific FirstLight MAK127mm
A slow telescope at f/15 but the 1900mm focal length is great for looking at the planets. It is accompanied by a Celestron 8mm - 24mm zoom eyepiece and an AZ mount. More Information

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On Loan | Until Thu Sep 28, 2023
Nikon D3100 DSLR camera with 18-50 mm lens
D3100 can shoot approximately 3 frames per second; the high pixel count of D3100’s sensor produces photos of striking clarity, revealing all the nuance of the original scene with minimum noise
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Skywatcher 120mm Achromatic Refractor with Bresser Goto Mount
For those looking to do some astrophotography we have a 600mm focal length achromatic refractor with a Goto Mount. Provide your own DSLR or Webcam Camera.
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On Loan | Until Tue Oct 31, 2023
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter
The "Sky Quality Meter" measures the brightness of the night sky in magnitudes per square arcsecond.
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Available for Loan