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Celestron StarHopper 8

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Keywords: Dobsonian Newtonian

Description

Currently there are 2 requests to borrow this.

New Equipment Library Loans are currently on hold due to COVID-19. This hold is reviewed periodically but it may be some time before you can borrow this equipment.

Please do not submit more than two requests at any one time without Equipment Manager approval. 

This Celestron Star Hopper Dobsonian is an 8 inch Newtonian telescope on a Dobson style mount. The telescope includes a Telrad finder that is intuitive to use and works well for pointing the telescope at the moon, planets, and brighter stars.

NOTE: This is a heavy and bulky telescope and may not fit in smaller cars.

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Details

A Newtonian optical system features a large primary mirror at the bottom of the tube which collects light and concentrates it onto a small secondary mirror, which reflects the light out the side of the tube and into the eyepiece. A Dobson style mount is a simple but stable type of Alt-Azimuth mount (the telescope moves up -down and left-right).  The Telrad finder projects a red circle on a transparent window. The user looks through this window at the actual sky, moves the tube up, down, left or right by hand and centers the red circle on the desired target. This works well for the moon. planets, and brighter stars. For observing fainter galaxies and other deep sky objects, the.user must "star hop" to targets by referring to a star atlas..

Note: This is a heavy and bulky telescope.  It may require 2 people to lift it and a bigger vehicle to transport it.

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Requests to Borrow

There are 2 other members with requests to borrow this equipment.