Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSAS)


LOANER PROGRAM inventory listing:




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10inch f/6 - Meade SCT {finder scope, hand control, extension cord, and storage case}

Sorry - no picture currently available.

Telescope and finder donated by: Anonymous

*Note*: no tripod/mount - may some day be mounted on old equitorial mount (white - homemade) located at Gardner, CO. Could be used for astro-photography!


No Electronics; manual operation only. Location: Gardner,CO..

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6inch f/6 - Handmade Dobson {mirror by Edmunds Scientific, and "red dot" finder}

Telescope donated by: Ken Shotts

Finder donated by: Bob Litton



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8 inch f/6 Dobson {Use "red dot" or Telrad finder}

Telescope donated by: Anonymous

*Note*: Also borrowed eyepieces set (see below).


On Loan to Ron B. {member CSAS}

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60mm f/15 - Tasco Galaxysee refractor {Eyepiece holder: 1.25in dia., and tripod with equitorial mount}

Telescope donated by: Lois Quick



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120mm f/9 - Celestron refractor (no mount)

Telescope donated by: Ken Farentino


Needs a mount with a dovetail track.

It could be used to build a "wheelchair" accessible telescope - need to add a first surface mirror. Mount tube in polar alignment facing the first surface mirror. Tilt table for the FSM?, etc.

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13.1 in. f/4 Coulter telescope {Dobson-"like" mount, needs rework/modification}

Sorry - no picture is available at this time.

Telescope donated by: Darryl Zimmer


Location - Gardner, CO.

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10in f/10 - Meade SCT {Set of Meade brand eyepieces (1.25in; 6mm - 35mm; Nebula filter, neutral density (ie "moon") filter), and tripod - alt-az mount.}

Donated by: Don Cram


Ongoing CSAS inspection and identification. Not yet available. TBD

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CELESTRON, 1.25 inch eyepiece case containing:

1- 32mm Plossl eyepiece

1- 20mm eyepiece

1- 12.5mm Plossl eyepiece

1- 2X achromatic Barlow

1- No. 96 neutral density (moon) filter

1- No. 80A blue filter

1- No. 56 dark green filter

1- No.21 orange filter

1- "Magnet powered" red LED flashlight

Donated by: Dennis Anderson


On loan to Ron B. (member CSAS)

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Last date compiled: 23 Sept. 2016



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