Custer Equipment

Custer has a large collection of telescopes of all sizes and description.
Equipment in BOLD are those most often used. Among them are:

  • 25" Obsession Newtonian reflector (on loan from Suffolk Community College)
  • 20" Obsession Newtonian reflector (on loan from Tom Pennino)
  • 14" Celestron CGE-1400 Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain (South Bay, Shed)
  • 14" Meade LX200GPS-SMT
  • 13" Newtonian dobsonian
  • 12" Newtonian reflector
  • 12" Newtonian reflector
  • 12" Springfield designed by Russell Porter.
  • 10" Newtonian reflector ('Blue Odyssey Dob in the Dome')
  • 10" Astro-binoculars, designed and built by one of the observatory members, Rico Verticchio, and on loan to Custer.
  • 9 ” Celestron CGE Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • 8" Cave Astrola Cassegrain.
  • 7" f/20 refractor
  • 6" Ceravolo Maksutov Newtonian
  • 6" f/10 Eichner refractor (in the Elmer room)
  • 6" Alvan Clark refractor
  • 5" Alvan Clark student model refractor
  • 4" James Short Gregorian Reflector (mid-18th century)
  • 4" Unitron refractor, f/14.7
  • 3.5" Bausch & Lomb refractor, f/13.7
  • 80mm Jaegers refractor, f/15.4
  • 2.4" brass refractor
  • 7x21 Ross Camera, f/7 with a 3" lens, accepting 8x10 and 4x5 inch plate film.
  • 8" SCT f/11 Canon TV Lens (mirror-lens design, converted for use as a telescope)
  • 8" SCT f/5.6 mirror-lens (attaches to TV studio camera)


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