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MallinCam Junior Pro PC (color).  811 x 508 pixels (380K). Sensor size 7.4 x 5.95 mm.  Equivalent to an 8mm eyepiece.  Fits 1-1/4″ focuser.  Includes focal reducer assortment.  Comes with Samsung LCD monitor. There are control keys on back of camera and an on-screen display in the monitor.  Also, kit includes a video-to-USB adapter for control and viewing with a PC.  Good for lunar, solar (with filter), planetary and deep sky objects.  PC control and viewing require download of free drivers and control software.   A powerful imaging tool, but has a steep learning curve.  Equipment orientation and assistance is available.
Stored by/ Loaned to: Steve L.

StellaCam EX (monochrome), with cables, 120VAC transformer power supply, hand control pad.  NTSC output through BNC plug with RCA adapter plug.  8.4 x 9.8 micron pixels.  786 x 494 pixel array (380K active pixels). Sensor size 7.95 x 6.45 mm.  Good for lunar, planetary, solar (with filter) and deep sky long exposure. Equivalent to 6mm eyepiece.  Fine 1-1/4″ focuser. Flip mirror included.  Comes with CRT monitor with 10″ x 8″ screen.
Stored by/Loaned to: CAS Library cabinet.  Available for check-out.

Meade Electronic Eyepiece #902. Fits in 1-1/4″ focuser.  Connects to TV or monitor with NTSC video signal through RCA yellow plug.  Powered by 9-volt battery.  320 x 240 pixels (76.8K).  Equivalent to a 4mm eyepiece (very small FOV).  Good for bright objects (moon, sun (with solar filter), planets and terrestrial objects).
Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P. Available for check-out.

5″ f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Includes red LED StarPointer, tripod, single-arm alt-az mount, 120VAC transformer power supply, 25mm and 7.5mm eyepieces and user manual. Go-to and tracking capability. Keypad has 18,000+ library of celestial objects.
Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P.   Available for check-out.

90mm f/13.8 Maksutov telescope on tripod with either alt-az or equatorial mount. Go-to and tracking capability. Includes red LED StarPointer. 26mm & 7.4mm eyepieces. User manual. Powered by (8) AA batteries (user may need to provide).  Keypad has library of over 30,000 astronomical objects and audio narration for over 500 objects.

Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P.   Available for check-out.

8″ f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with equatorial yoke mount. Includes 8x50mm finder scope, Telrad, tripod and (8) D-cell battery pack. Includes 32mm, 10mm eyepieces and a 1.8X Barlow lens. Requires approximate polar alignment. Not a go-to mount. Tracks objects that you locate.  Good balance of aperture, size and weight.  Good for moon, planets and brighter deep sky objects.  Training session available.

Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P.

4″ f/13 single-arm alt-az mount Maksutov. Includes red LED StarPointer, tripod, 120VAC transformer power supply, 40mm, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces and a user manual. Go-to and tracking capabilities. 4,000+ object library in the keypad.

Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P.   Available for checkout.

Table-top telescope. Must be in 3-leg equatorial mode (power plug is on the bottom). Once you point it at an object, the RA drive motor tracks it continuously. Not a go-to scope. Better for lunar and planetary observing and for brighter deep sky objects.

Stored by/Loaned to: Ed P.   Available for check-out.

4.5″ f/3.5 Dobsonian.  Easy to use beginner scope. Good for sun, moon, planets and brighter deep sky objects. Comes with solar and light pollution filters, 10mm and 25mm eyepieces. Light weight, table-top, alt-az mount.  Red LED Star Pointer finder.

Stored by/Loaned to: James D.