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.
First Fridays at Ivy Creek Natural Area, October 7, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Learn from a short indoor astronomy lecture about the upcoming events in the heavens. Then after the skies darken CAS volunteers will help point out constellations and nebula.
Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society’s telescopes or bring your own.
Free and open to all. Viewing from 8:00 to 9:30 pm.
Meet outdoors in the field next to the barn at the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Cloudy skies cancel the outdoor portion.
This event will recur on the even months throughout the year.