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Explore the Universe with a Telescope Kit from Your Local Library
Posted 6 months ago by Amber BPosted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Tech Tools and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with astronomy, make u, stargazing, STEAM, technology and telescopes
Have you heard about our telescope kits?
Interested in borrowing a telescope kit? Here are a few helpful details:
Included in the telescope kit is the Orion Star Blast telescope, with a 4.5" aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio which provides detailed views of solar system targets such as the Moon and planets. With the Orion Star Blast telescope, it’s also possible to view celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters, and the telescope can be assembled in a few minutes. This is a great compact telescope designed for beginner level astronomy enthusiasts. The kit also includes:
- Two Explorer II 1.25" Kellner telescope eyepieces (17mm and 6mm)
- EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming
- Eyepiece rack
- Collimation cap
- Starry Night astronomy software
- Carrying case
Reserving a Kit
Reservations can be made by contacting one of the following branch locations:
- King Road
- Point Place
- West Toledo
Borrowing a Kit
- Loanable for 7 days
- Can be renewed twice
- Check out with adult or juvenile library card
- Must be checked out and returned to the same location during library hours (do not place in dropbox).
The Orion Star Blast telescope kits make it possible explore the universe from your own backyard.
The telescopes were generously donated by the Toledo Astronomical Association.
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How to Use A Telescope: 16 Essential Steps to Loving the Night Sky - Love the Night Sky
Seeing and Transparency Guide - The Astronomical League
Orion Star Blast Telescope Review and Summary - Astronomy.com
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope - Telescope.com