The AAQ owns a number of telescopes and other equipment for member hire to meet a short term need, learn how to use a telescope or try out equipment prior to purchase.

  • First contact the Equipment Hire Director who can advise you on the conditions for borrowing, if or when the equipment is available, and provide other information such as how and where to collect the item.  A form is available on the page showing the equipment details.
  • Hirers will be required to complete an Equipment Hire Form, which outlines your responsibilities.
  • The current hire fee for telescopes is $10 per month, with some or all of the hire costs to be paid upfront.

Current equipment list (access to these pages is for members only):

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    10" GOTO Dob kit

    Skywatcher flex tube (collapsible) 250mm newtonian telescope; GOTO dobsonian mount with hand controller; Eyepieces: 6 & 14 mm radian, 10 & 25mm plossl; barlow; 8x50 finder; 1200A batt pack. For more information, complete the enquiry form: Name *Email *Item of interestComment or Message *CommentSubmit   [sbc title="yes"]

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    12" GOTO Dob Kit

    Skywatcher flex tube (collapsible) 305mm newtonian telescope; GOTO dobsonian mount with hand controller; Eyepieces:  6 & 14 mm radian, 10 & 25mm plossl; barlow; 8x50 finder; 1200A batt pack. For more information, complete the enquiry form: Name *Email *Item of interestComment or Message *EmailSubmit

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    13" Truss Tube Dobsonian

    Odyssey 13.1" mirror with truss tube dobsonian mount; 13mm Nagler and 10mm Meade eyepieces; carry box for mirror; cloth bags for telescope. For more information, complete the enquiry form: Name *Email *Item of interestComment or Message *CommentSubmit

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    8" Dob Kit

    Skywatcher flex tube (collapsible) 200mm newtonian telescope; dobsonian mount; Eyepieces: 10 & 25mm plossl; 8x50 finder scope. For more information, complete the enquiry form: Name *Email *Item of interestComment or Message *EmailSubmit

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    8" GOTO SCT Kit (Albert Zwart)

    Meade 200mm LX10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope; HEQ5 pro mount  (GOTO) with tripod & hand controller; 25mm Meade and 12.5mm Celestron eyepieces; 1.25" diagonal; wooden carry box. For more information, complete the enquiry form: Name *Email *Item of interestComment or Message *PhoneSubmit

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