Edmon Low Creative Studios: Telescopes
The Library's telescopes allow patrons to study and learn astronomy more immersively. Each telescope comes with a carrying or rolling case and several accessories as well as a operation manual. Devices are available on a first come first serve basis and can be checked out for three days.
Meade RCX400 12" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope
Donated by Jim and Liz Wise
The Meade RCX 400 Advanced Ritchey-Chretien Telescope is an observatory-level telescope for the serious astronomer and astrophotographer. A fast (f/8) RC design produces a large, coma-free field of view from edge-to-edge, allowing astrophotographers to use the latest in imaging technology to capture tack sharp images over a wider field. Almost every professional reflector telescope in the world's observatories is a Ritchey-Chretien, even the Hubble Space Telescope. The RCX400's improved optical design consists of a hyperbolic secondary and corrector lens/primary mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. Performance is further improved by incorporating computer-optimized baffling. The telescope comes with a tripod, varying lenses, and a powered remote and viewfinder. Requires 2-3 people to setup; device is 90+ lbs.
Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars
Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use, especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Device is quite heavy and requires the use of the included tripod.
Meade ETC 90
This telescope model comes is a 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain design. It features a removable optical tube as well as the AudioStar handbox controller. The removable optical tube brings versatility and customization to the ETX. The AudioStar handbox controller gives easy access to the ETX's 30,000 object database, and includes a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects viewed. With Go-To and tracking capabilities, these are the ultimate portable computerized telescopes.
Meade Infinity 102mm
This telescope comes complete with everything needed to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. The 102mm Refracting Telescope delivers bright and detailed images and is perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects, featuring a precision Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls that makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. This telescope also comes with 2 eyepieces that provide low, and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or land), including a red dot viewfinder to help locate objects to observe.
The C6-NGT Newtonian scope uses a diffraction-limited parabolic primary mirror for razor sharp star images across a wide field of view. The optics of this heavy duty telescope is manufactured to Celestron's uncompromising standards with star images that are classic textbook Airy disks. Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount and hand controller, this telescope is operated by computer control technology, and has a 40,000+ object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects.
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Edmon Low Creative Studios
(405) 744 - 7615