Telescope Loaner Program


Astronomy Information

Gulf Shore Consolidated School students and staff are pleased to provide to the local community the opportunity to view some amazing celestial sights through a quality, easy-to-use telescope. Individuals can borrow the telescope for a week at a time and use it for an evening of fun and interesting family enjoyment. With this telescope, observing lunar craters and mountain ranges, or giant Jupiter and Saturn becomes a simple matter of locating these WOW objects in the sky. An instructional video, and User Guide, together with reference books, star maps and other resources, are available to help you on your astronomical journey.

You can sign up to take the telescope home for 1 week, from Wednesday to Tuesday, on this document:

Video on how to set-up the telescope

Never point the telescope at or near the Sun

 Read the instruction booklet before use provided with the telescope

Other Important Resources


 Stellarium –

– Planisphere – the planisphere is a valuable aid in finding your way under the stars and constellations.

Helpful website

Here is a set-up video

Finally a great article on imaging with a Dob.

And a few images taken with an eight inch Dob.

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