Equipment

The society owns several telescopes, which are used at observing events.

Celestron NexStar 8i Reflector

  • Tripod with eyepiece holder & fixing bolts
  • GOTO facility with powerpack, with hand control (in addition to the one attached to scope)
  • Finderscope complete with fixing screws and lithium battery
  • 1.25″ star diagonal
  • Dust cover
  • Instruction manuals for telescope & tripod plus star pointer and filter information sheet
  • Aluminium finish case with 4mm, 6mm. 9mm, 15mm, 25mm and 32mm fully-coated Plössl eyepieces
  • One Celestron x 2 fully-coated Barlow lens
  • One Celestron LPR filter
  • One Celestron red night light

‘Tom Collier’ 12″ Dobsonian Reflector

  • Optical tube assembly (2 sections in blue Hammerite), with attached finderscope and red spot finder
  • Tube end cap with 3 fixing screws
  • 3 screws & nuts to join tube sections
  • Base section in 3 parts (in Hammerite blue)
  • 6 x M8 nuts, bolts & washers to assemble base unit
  • 30mm Revelation eyepiece, 2″, (70degree AFOV, long eye relief)
  • 20mm Revelation superview eyepiece, (68 degree AFOV, 18mm eye relief)
  • 9mm Skywatcher ultra-wide eyepiece, (66 degree AFOV, 15mm eye relief)
  • 20mm Plössl eyepiece
  • 32mm Plössl eyepiece

Coronado Personal Solar Telescope

  • Personal Solar Telescope and tripod, with accessory tray and 3 butterfly bolts
  • Black carrying case
  • Lens cap
  • Plug cap for eyepiece tube
  • 12mm eyepiece in plastic case
  • 12.5mm Plössl eyepiece
  • One 2x Barlow lens with plug cap
The society's PST, set up on tripod
The society’s PST, set up on tripod
The society's Personal Solar Telescope in its case
The society’s Personal Solar Telescope in its case
The society's Personal Solar Telescope case and tripod
The society’s Personal Solar Telescope case and tripod


Helios 6″ Refractor

  • 6″ telescope and tripod, with Vixen Sky Sensor control handbox, battery and connecting cables
  • Two sets of balance weights
  • 45 degree diagonal with scope adapter
  • x2 Barlow lens
  • LV 2.5mm 45 degree long eye-relief 20mm eyepiece
  • LV 5.0mm 45 degree long eye-relief 20mm eyepiece
  • 10mm Plössl eyepiece
  • 25mm Plössl eyepiece
  • Meade series 3000 25mm Plössl eyepiece
  • Vixen Sky Sensor 2000 user guide + supplement
  • BC & F AC412 super-lite webcam eyepiece coupler