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Telescopes

Dave with the 12-inch dobsonian

We run two types of telescope viewing sessions: Daytime and night-time. Both rely on clear skies so please note that telescopes can't see through clouds! If it's cloudy there will be no telescope viewing!

We also sell telescopes in our shop.

Daytime sessions

We have a solar telescope for safe viewing of the Sun.

We also use solar viewers (AKA eclipse glasses) that do not magnify the Sun but allow people of all ages to see the Sun easily. Thi9s is especially useful for large groups.

Night-time sessions

We occasionally run evening telescope viewing sessions but because we are located among street lights, our location is not ideal. We're limited to the Moon, planets and a few other things. We do sometimes travel and run observing sessions at other locations. The best way to stay informed about our telescope sessions is to follow us on Facebook.

For the best telescope viewing we actually recommend Hamilton Observatory (www.has.org.nz).

Equipment

Telescopes: 12" Dobsonian, 6" Eden Optics Newtonian, Sky Watcher 114EQ, Lunt LS60T Solar telescope

Binoculars: Olympus 10x50, 6.5° field

Computer software: Stellarium, Starry Night, Celestia

Accessories: Laser pointers

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