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Edmon Low Creative Studios: Telescopes

Telescopes allow patrons to study and learn astronomy more immersively. With closer contact with the stars above, patrons will be able to relate what they are seeing with their classes or personal interest. Each telescope comes with a carrying or rolling case and several accessories, as well as a operation manual.  Telescopes can be checked out for 3 days at a time.

Equipment Specifications

Meade RCX400 12" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope

Donated by Jim and Liz Wise

Meade RCX400

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. Visual observers can view pinpoint stars and extended objects across the larger field of view.  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 and Meade's unsurpassed Ultra High Transmission Coatings. The telescope comes with a tripod, varying lenses, and a powered remote and viewfinder.  Requires two people to setup; device is 90+ lbs.

Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars

Celestron SkyMaster Series

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. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

Meade ETC 90

Meade ETX90

The ETX Observer models come in a 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope design. These telescopes now feature 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 GoTo and tracking capabilities, these are the ultimate portable computerized telescopes.

Meade Infinity 102mm

Meade Infinity Telescope

The Meade Infinity 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 that 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 3 eyepieces that provide low, medium 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.

Celestron C6N

C6N Newtonian

The C6-NGT Newtonian scope uses diffraction-limited parabolic primary mirror for razor sharp star images across a wide field of view. The optics of these heavy duty telescopes are manufactured to Celestron's uncompromising standards with star images that are classic textbook Airy disks. Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount, this telescope has some high performance software and hardware features. Operated by the computer control technology, the telescope has a 40,000+ object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects.

Creative Studio Hours

Monday to Thursday

8:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday

1:00 PM to 2:00 AM


Room 105

(405) 744 - 7615

Shannon Garde
Technology Specialist
(405) 744 - 6312
shannon.garde@okstate.edu