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Astronomical Society

Equipment Available …for short-term loan


A basic telescope suitable for beginners has been donated to HERAS. It has been serviced and will be available for loan to members soon.

The telescope (pictured) is a 114mm Newtonian Reflector with a red-dot finder.

It is on an equatorial mount, with slow-motion controls to help track the objects you are viewing. Note that this is not a ‘goto’ computerised/motorised mount.

While an equatorial mount isn’t the simplest to operate, it quickly gets easy with practice and is a good means to get a feel for the night sky!

This image of the moon was taken with a phone camera through the telescope eyepiece.