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.
Basic Astronomy - No training required
Astronomical Binoculars - Celestron SkyMaster 25x100
Large aperture, high performance binoculars are ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use, especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Requires the use of the included tripod.
Refractor Telescope - Meade Infinity 102mm
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.
Advanced Astronomy - Training required before checkout is permitted →
Newtonian Telescope - Celestron C6N
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.
Catadioptric Telescope - Meade RCX400 12"
Donated by Jim and Liz Wise
The Meade RCX 400 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope is an observatory-level telescope for the serious astronomer and astrophotographer. A fast (f/8) optical 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. 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.
Edmon Low Creative Studios
(405) 744 - 7615