Telescopes

Become an amateur astronomer at the library!

Borrow a Telescope

  • Checkout period is 7 days
  • Patron cards must be current and in good standing
  • 1 (one) telescope per library cardholder
  • Telescopes are holdable and can be picked up from all library locations
  • Telescopes are not renewable
  • Telescopes must be returned to service desk
  • Late fee is $50 per day
  • Replacement fee is $250
  • Replacement parts fee varies per part
  • Travel bag provided
Place Hold

About the Telescope

AWB 130 Newtonian by Astronomers Without Borders features a 130mm paraboloidal f/5 mirror. With a truss tube that collapses to 14.5 inches in seconds and a total weight of just 14 pounds, performance and convenience are combined in one portable package. Never use this telescope to look directly at the sun, as this may cause permanent eye damage.

Resources

Telescope Manual
Sky Maps
Astronomy books available at the library

Questions? Email Library Answersquad [AnswerSquad@LeonCountyFL.gov] or call 850.606.2665

Special thanks to the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System and the Tallahassee Astronomical Society for donating telescopes.