SAS Equipment

The Stornoway Astronomical Society has kindly been donated various items of equipment for use by its members.
These are available for hire by members of the Society and are also used during organised observing events.
It is hoped that, with future funding, we will be able to purchase a 10x50 and a 20x100 pair of binoculars and also a 3 to 5inch refractor and 12-16inch Dobsonian telescopes.

Financial or equipment donations are gratefully accepted and we thank those who have already contributed.

Advertising on this site can be offered to local companies who wish to contribute/sponsor the society.

Celestron 4.5 inch Newtonian reflector. An excellent starter scope that is good for Solar System objects.
Donated by Donnie Morrison.

4.5inch Newtonian

5.5 inch Maksutov-Cassegrain with tripod and German Equatorial mount that is fitted with motor drives for tracking.
Donated by Mr. Ian Coulson

5.5 inch Mak

20 x 80 Binoculars with tripod.
Donated by Mr. Ian Coulson


3inch Bresser Sirius refractor telescope that comes with three lenses, a Moon filter and a 2x barlow attachment.
Donated by a Member of the Public.
It is easy to use and set up, so it will be ideal to hire out to beginners in astronomy.

3 inch Refractor

Helios Evostar 120 mm (4.75") refractor with EQ3-2 mount, tripod, and various lenses.

Kindly donated by the family of the late Stephen Lafferty of Lower Bayble.
Box constructed by Mr C. Macleod

Helios Evostar