Ted Bean Telescope Loan Library

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Our telescope librarian, Darren Weatherwall, has a number of telescopes available for loan to Ottawa RASC members only. These are located at the auditorium in the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, site of RASC Ottawa Centre's monthly meetings.

NEW POLICY: For only $50 members can get a telescope for unlimited loan (until requested by another member)! If requested before the end of 5 months, a pro-rated refund will be applied.

Are you thinking of buying a telescope? Why not try one first? Telescopes can be borrowed for $10/mo with $10 deposit.
Bino-viewer eyepiece adapter now available with matched 20 mm eyepieces for $10/mo!
Binoculars and 3" SCT (with camera adapter) can be borrowed for $5/mo.


GEO77 "Astroscan"-type 114mm Telescope

GEO77 "Astroscan"-type 114mm Telescope
20 mm Plossl Eyepiece
12 mm Edmund Sci Eyepiece
Front Aperture Cover
Lens Cleaning Cloth
Carrying Strap
Instruction Manual
Base Included

Bausch and Lomb 3 inch SCT Bausch and Lomb 3 inch SCT
Alt-Az Mount
Eyepieces (30mm and 18mm A.S.P.; Plossl 10mm)
35mm Camera Attachment Adapter
2-inch Bayonet Adapter
Star Diagonal
Instruction Manual
Tripod Included
Tento 7x50 Binoculars Tento 7x50 Binoculars
2 Primary Lens Covers
2 Eyepiece Covers
Carrying Case
Carrying Strap
Sky-Watcher 70mm Refractor Sky-Watcher
70mm Refractor

Alt-Az Mount
4 Eyepieces (25, 20, 12.5, and 4mm)
Fabric Carrying Case
Tripod Included
Coulter Odyssey 8-inch Dobsonian

Coulter Odyssey 8-inch Dobsonian
6, 10, 25 mm eyepieces
Instruction manual online here

Celestron 4.5" NexStar Reflector on Go-To Mount

Celestron 4.5" NexStar Reflector on Go-To Mount

1x holo finder
Eyepieces: 6.5, 15, 40 mm Plossl
Instruction manual online here

SkyWatcher 8-inch Dobsonian SkyWatcher 8-inch Dobsonian
10.5 mm Televue Plossl Eyepiece
42 mm Plossl; 25 mm Celestron
Meade 4000 2x Barlow
Ultra High Contrast Filter
Meade 8-inch SCT Meade 8-inch SCT
Goto Mount, 2" camera mount;
Red dot, Telrad, and optical finder
2" 56 mm, 1.25" 4, 6, 9, 15, 32 mm;
Set of Celestron colour imaging filters;
UHC Nebula Filter; Barlow
Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor with GoTo Controller Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor
with GoTo Controller

holo finder
Meade Set of 6 Eyepieces
Astro 6" refractor

Astro Telescopes 6" Refractor
f/5.9 Telescope
GE Mount