150mm 6-Inch Skywatcher Dobsonian Reflector
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
COLLECTION ONLY FROM LLANERCHINDDA FARM CYNGHORDY, LLANDOVEY, CAMARTHENSHIRE SA20 0NB
Go stargazing in the Brecon Beacons! Dark Sky Telescope Hire have teamed up with Llanerchindda Farm on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to offer telescope hire for the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve. Arrange to hire our 150mm 6-Inch diameter Dobsonian Reflector telescope for a week or longer. This is a high-performance telescope capable of delivering some stunning views of the night sky. See the planets, star systems, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies many millions of light years away in exquisite detail.
Everything you need to explore the Brecon Beacon’s night sky is included with the telescope. We’ll give you a selection of eyepieces for different magnifications, and we’ll give you star maps and guides on what to look for in the night sky and how to find it.
The picture above right shows how the telescope is set up for observing. It is assembled from two parts, both of which are highly portable. The wooden circular base weighs about 12kg and is 53cm diameter. It will fit in the boot of most hatchbacks or saloon cars. The telescope tube itself weighs about 7kg and is about 117cm in length, so fits easily across the back seat of most cars.
Set up is very simple. The tube slots onto the base from above. Moulded side bearings on the tube itself rest on four saddle side bearings on the base. Two tension handles are then tightened on either side of the base. These should be screwed all the way in until there is some resistance in the tube’s forward / backward motion. You’re then ready to begin your stargazing adventure.
SCOPE SPECIFICATION: Primary Mirror Diameter: 150mm – Focal Length: 1200mm – Focal Ratio: F6 – Tube Length: 1120mm – Tube Weight: 7kg approx.
MOUNT SPECIFICATION: Dobsonian – Circular Base – Mount Weight: 12kg approx – Mount Height: 750mm – Mount Diameter: 510mm – Fixing: Moulded side bearings rest on 4 saddle side bearings. Two tension handles screwed into place
ASSEMBLED: Total Weight: 19kg approx. – Total Max Height: 1300mm – Max Eyepiece above ground level height: 1170mm – Assembly Time: < 2 minutes
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE HIRE: Telescope Tube, Telescope Mount, Set Up Instructions, How to Use Instructions, 2 x Eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 1 x 6×30 finderscope, sky notes for the month including information on the best objects to view and how to find them.
HIRE FOR 1 WEEK (7 NIGHTS):
Collect From Llanerchindda Farm & Return to Llanerchindda Farm : £40.00
HIRE FOR 2 WEEKS (14 NIGHTS):
Collect From Llanerchindda Farm & Return to Llanerchindda Farm : £60.00
3 & 4 Week hire periods available. Please enquire for price.
Payment for telescope hire from Llanerchindda Farm is by PayPal or bank transfer only in advance of pick-up.
Security Deposit: An additional £100 security deposit is required in addition to the hire payment. The deposit will be returned in full on safe return of the telescope.