Saskatoon Centre RASC TELESCOPE LOANER PROGRAM

Since August 1996, Saskatoon Centre has made its telescopes available for rent to RASC members on a monthly basis. We have three telescopes available for rent:

  1. 3.1 inch Tasco refractor
  2. 4 inch Astroscan compact reflector
  3. 6 inch rich field reflector
  4. Meade 8 inch skywatcher - telescope 1
  5. Meade 8 inch skywatcher - telescope 2
  6. Meade 8 inch skywatcher - telescope 3
RULES:
The telescopes normally should be picked up and returned to Gordon Sarty at the Observatory on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Here are the rental rates and rules:
  1. Cost is $10 per calendar month; $5 for less than half a calendar month.

    Example 1: pick up on October 12, return November 5, cost = $15.

    Example 2: pick up October 10, return October 31, cost = $10.

    Example 3: pick up October 12, return November 20, cost = $20. (The best deal is to use for 15 days completely within a 31 day month like October, cost = $5.)

  2. To arrange for a telescope rental please e-mail Gordon Sarty with the following information: your name, the scope you want or have, when you want it or when you want to bring it back.

  3. If you are poor or think that the rental fees are outragous, please borrow the telescope anyway and pay what you can.

  4. You can make your payment when you return the `scope, please make cheques payable to "Saskatoon Centre RASC".

  5. You may keep the `scope for a minimum of one month. So if someone else wants it before you've had it for a month, I will contact you and ask you to return the telescope at the end of your month. You will not be asked to return the telescope if you've had it for less than a month.

  6. You can pick up the telescope at any time during the month with costs as in item 1 to apply.

Have fun with the `scope and thanks for supporting our Centre!

History of the 3.1 inch Tasco Refractor
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, June 2006. Currently at U of S Observatory.
  • Borrowed by: Larry Scott (from Rick Huziak), September 24, 2003.
  • Borrowed by: Carl Schlechte (from Rick Huziak), May 16, 2003 - paid $25
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, May 31, 2002.
  • Borrowed by: Tenho Tuomi, April 20, 2002 - paid $15
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, approx. June, 2001
  • Borrowed by: Brian Husnik, 978-4302, April 10, 2001 - paid $20
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, August 1, 2000.
  • Borrowed by: Luela Jensen, May 11, 2000 - paid $25
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, October 6, 1999
  • Borrowed by: Merek Wigness, 966-6251, June 9, 1999 - paid $35
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, April 20, 1999
  • Borrowed by: Luela Jensen, February 9, 1999 - paid $20
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, October 23, 1998
  • Borrowed by: Brian Barnhill, 978-1010, August 11, 1998 - paid $20
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, August 3, 1998
  • Borrowed by: Chris Dean, 278-2116: April 14, 1998 - paid $40
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, August 20, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Selene Walters, 668-4783, June 3, 1997
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, March 31, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Larry Grenkow, 955-0810, February 22, 1997 - paid $15
  • Returned to Rystroms, November 18, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Paul Ferguson, 653-9039, September 28, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Kim Mysyk, 374-2485, September 22, 1996
  • Returned to Rystroms, September 22, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Ron Schnor, 343-1256, September 7, 1996

History of the 4 inch Astroscan Reflector
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, March 29, 2014.
  • Borrowed by Jim Goodridge, January 4, 2014 - paid $30.
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, November 22, 2012.
  • Borrowed by Gillian Strange/David Werner, September 27, 2012 - paid $20.
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 966-2321, December 6, 2006.
  • Borrowed by: Steve Guskjolen, 384-5236, May 8, 2002
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 966-2321, June 12, 2001
  • Borrowed by: Y. Pahatouroglou - paid $20
  • Borrowed by: Kirt Headley, 683-0251, August 7, 1998
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, August 3, 1998
  • Borrowed by: Helen Dean, 782-3021: April 14, 1998 - paid $40
  • Borrowed by: Kirt Headley, 683-0251, January 8, 1998 - paid $10
  • Borrowed by: Sandy Ferguson, 931-3184: November 26, 1997
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, November 4, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Sandy Ferguson: October, 1997 - paid $10
  • Borrowed by: Garry Brett, 384-1807, May 3, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Sandy Ferguson, 931-3184, January 20, 1997 - paid $10
  • Borrowed by: Walter Essar, 382-5857, November 18, 1996
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, November 12, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Les Dickson, 249-1091, October 21, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Kurt Headley, 683-0251, September 22, 1996
  • Returned to Rystroms, September 22, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Ron Schnor, 343-1256, September 6, 1996

History of the 6 inch Rich Field Telescope
  • Borrowed by: Michael Kelleher, August 12, 2011.
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 966-2321, September 18, 2006 to U of S Observatory.
  • Borrowed by Murray Strankay, Spring, 2006
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 966-2321, October, 2002
  • Borrowed by: Yannis Pahatouroglou, August 30, 2002
  • Borrowed by: Kriss Logan, 257-3733, February 4, 2002
  • Borrowed by: Brian Barnhill, 978-1010, July 3, 2001
  • Borrowed by: Rick Telfer, 373-0840, July 31, 2000. (needs eyepieces)
  • Borrowed by: Katheleen Houston, 922-8836, June 2, 2000 - paid $20
  • Returned to: Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, May 11, 2000
  • Borrowed by: Luela Jensen, 239-4316, December 1, 1999 - paid $30
  • Returned to: Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, September 30, 1999
  • Borrowed by: Brian Barnhill, 978-1010(h), 931-4266(w), September 1999 - paid $10
  • Returned to: Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, August 26, 1999
  • Borrowed by: Luela Jensen, 239-4316 - paid $10
  • Returned to: Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, May 28, 1999
  • Borrowed by: Brian Barnhill, 978-1010 (h), 931-4266 (w), April 20, 1999 - paid $10
  • Borrowed by: Helen Dean, 782-3021, August 21, 1998 - paid $20
  • Returned to: Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, June 8, 1998
  • Borrowed by: Larry Grenkow, 955-0810, April 16, 1998 - paid $15
  • Borrowed by: Kirt Headley, 683-0251, March 1998
  • Returned to Gordon Sarty, 655-2332, December 18, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Brian Barnhill, 978-1010, November 27, 1997 - paid $5
  • Returned to Sleaford, November 2, 1997
  • Borrowed by: Ron Schnor, 343-1256, September 22, 1996 - paid $130

The skywatcher comes with a straight through finder (6x 50), 25mm & 10mm Plossl eyepieces and a 2 inch eyepiece adapter. Here is a list of the parts - please print the list if you rent this telescope.

History of the 8 inch Meade Star-Watcher 1

  • Borrowed by Andrew Ward, July 11, 2013.
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, December 13, 2012.
  • Borrowed by Aubree Worobetz, December 2, 2011.
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, November 21, 2011.
  • Borrowed by: Jordan Van de Vorst, September 6, 2011, paid $25
  • Borrowed by: Rick Huziak for SSSP, August 21 to 29, 2011.
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, January 31, 2011.
  • Borrowed by: Ian Abrahamson, October 31, 2010, paid $50.
  • Borrowed by: Dave Williams, September 21, 2010 (Passed to Ian Abrahamson October 31).
  • Borrowed by: Bernice Friesen, 477-1057, January 28, 2010 (Returned circa March).
  • Reserved for: Adrien Bordage, RASC NB Centre for SSSP 2009, August 12-17

The skywatcher comes with a straight through finder (6x 50), 25mm & 10mm Plossl eyepieces and a 2 inch eyepiece adapter. Here is a list of the parts - please print the list if you rent this telescope.

History of the 8 inch Meade Meade Star-Watcher 2

  • Borrowed by: Jeremiah Olson (loaned by: Dick Kirk), February 19, 2013 - paid $95.
  • Reserved for: Stan Shadick, December 14-17, 2012.
  • Returned to U of S Observatory, November 22, 2012.
  • Borrowed by Gillian Strange/David Werner, September 27, 2012 - paid $20.
  • Borrowed by: Rick Huziak, September 12, 2012.
  • Borrowed by: Rick Huziak, July 30, 2012, for SSSP, returned August 22, 2012.
  • Borrowed by: Stuart Schindel, May 23, 2012 - paid $20.
  • Borrowed by: Jim Goodridge, December 17, 2011. Returned April 30, 2012, paid $50.
  • Borrowed by: Rick Huziak for SSSP, August 21 to 29, 2011. Held for repairs.
  • Borrowed by: Jeff Swick, February 25, 2011.
  • Borrowed by: Elissa Bresciani, January 23, 2011.
  • Borrowed by: Jeff Swick, September 27, 2010.
  • Borrowed by: John Patterson, April 7, 2010, returned September 13, 2010.

The skywatcher comes with a straight through finder (6x 50), 25mm & 10mm Plossl eyepieces and a 2 inch eyepiece adapter. Here is a list of the parts - please print the list if you rent this telescope.

History of the 8 inch Meade Meade Star-Watcher 3

  • Borrowed by: Vincent Martin, November 19, 2013.
  • Borrowed by: Sean Cardinal, November 2, 2011 to November 15, 2013.
  • Borrowed by: Rick Huziak for SSSP, August 21 to 29, 2011.
  • Borrowed by: Harvey Dueck, RASC Vancouver, February 2 to February 8, 2009 - paid $20

History of the 5 inch C-5 Reflector
  • Removed from lending pool by Executive vote, October 21, 1996
  • Borrowed by: Sandy Ferguson, 931-3184, September 6, 1996