Bath Astronomers have generously been given two telescopes for loan to young people taking up an interest in observing the night sky. The new kit is:
- A Meade DS-2080AT-LNT. It is a 80mm f/10 refractor with a goto mount and a red dot finder. It has a diagonal and 26mm(x31) and 9.7mm(x81) eyepieces; both 1.25″. It comes with a reproduction Meade manual;
- A Europa 150 f8 Newtonian reflector. It is 6″ in diameter with a focal length of 1200mm; it uses Orion Optics. It is on a Sky Scan 2001 manual equatorial mount. It has a 6 x 30mm sight scope and comes with a x2 barlow, and 25mm(x48) and 10mm(x120) eyepieces; all 1.25″. It has a polar scope fitter for easier alignment. It comes with a reproduction Europa/Orion Optics manual.