Please call us at 613-723-1350 to reserve a telescope. Adding a rental to your cart does not create a reservation. Rentals are for pickup only from our retail store, and are subject to availability.
Rental Telescope: Hesitant about buying a telescope? Not sure if astronomy is right for you? Rent this 8" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian and enjoy the best show in the universe.
Deposit: $400.00 deposit required up-front, payable by credit card, interac or cash.
Note: Rentals are for in-store pickup only, and cannot be shipped. A signed rental agreement is required, which can be filled out in-store.
Rental includes a 25mm (48x) and 10mm (120x) eyepiece, a 2x Barlow lens (yielding 96x and 240x), a moon filter, four planetary filters, two different styles of finderscope, red LED flashlight, planisphere (map) and instruction manual.
Purchase Rebate: If you decide to purchase or order a telescope $200.00 or greater within three (3) month after returning the rental, we'll give you a purchase rebate equivalent to 50% of your rental cost before tax.
For example, if you rent this telescope for one week @ $60.00, we'll give you a $30.00 credit towards the purchase of a qualifying telescope.
Due to the popularity of our rental program, we recommend reserving your rental well in advance.
According to Canadian astronomy guru Terence Dickinson, the Dobsonian telescope is the closest thing to the ideal beginner's telescope (Nightwatch, 4th edition, page 69). This is due to the outstanding amount of light gathering and simplicity versus the cost.
We totally agree. If you want raw performance, it's hard to beat a Dob. Their point-and-shoot approach gives it an obvious advantage. They also boast the quickest set-up time, so you'll spend more time observing.
Save time by downloading, reading, printing and filling out our rental agreement form. We do not currently offer online submission of the rental form. If you prefer, we can provide you with a form in-store.