One of the benefits of being a RASC Vancouver member is access to our loaner telescopes.

We maintain a stock of several high quality scopes which can be borrowed for a one month period. To borrow a telescope, please email our Director of Telescopes.    You will need to follow the telescope loan policies and procedures.

Here is an example of the loaner form that will be completed by the Telescope Director and signed by you at time of pick-up.  Please note that picture ID (ie BC DL) and your RASC membership number is required for the form.  Loaner telescopes are picked-up and dropped-off at the Trottier Observatory after a member’s monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Our stock of telescopes includes the following:

Skywatcher 100 ED APO Refractor

rasc_ed100100mm aperture (= 3.9”), f/9, 914mm focal length.

Eyepieces:  LET 2” 28mm, Apparent field of view: 56 degrees (1.9 degree FOV), mag: 29x

Mount: Skywatcher EQ-5

2” Diagonal and Finderscope

Celestron Nexstar 114 mm

Celestron NexStar 114mm

HomE BUILT 6 INCH Dobsonian

Home Build 6 inche dobsonian image
Compact, easy setup, finder scope


Odessey 8 inch Dobsonian

Odessey 8 inch DobsonianRight-angle finder Scope

Sky-Watcher 10 inch Dobsonian

Skywatcher Dob 10inchFinder scope.


Sky-Watcher 8 inch Dobsonian


Also available are a variety of eyepieces and barlows.