Equipment

Equipment is only a small portion of what makes an outreach event great. These tools are what help us glimpse the wonders of space. Over the years we have built a collection of equipment to meet the needs of our programs. Our equipment provide the best of portability and usability to ensure it keeps up with our ever growing programs. From visual observation to advanced research imaging our equipment can be configured to your program's needs. Click on the images in the gallery below to learn more about our equipment line up.

We work with select set of companies that have provided the telescopes and optical pieces you see at our programs. If you have any questions of our equipment or looking for something of your own please email us at focusastronomy@gmail.com

Telescopes:​

  • 28" f/3.3 Dobsonian 

  • 16" f/4.5 Dobsonian 

  • 6" Esprit 150EDT refractor 

  • 4" Esprit 100EDT refractor  

Eyepieces: 

Full collection of TeleVue eyepieces

Cameras:

  • ZWO 6200MC Color camera

  • ZWO 2600MC Color camera

  • ZWO 183MM Mono. camera

Solar equipment:​

  • Coronado Solarmax 90 Double Stack 

  • Coronado PST Double Stack

  • Daystar Quark Calcium-H solar filter 

  • Daystar 0.4A Quantum H-alpha solar filter 

  • Meade Hershel Wedge solar filter 

  • Astrozap 100mm white light solar filter 

Mounts: 

  • Software Bisque Paramount MX

  • Software Bisque Paramount MyT

  • Sky-Watcher EQ8-Rh

  • Sky-Watcher EQ6-R

28" Dobsonian
28" Dobsonian

The largest portable telescope for public use in Phoenix. The telescope gathers over 12x more light than commonly used 8" telescopes. Event Requirements: 20x20 foot operating space 40" wide, clear walk way to site 6 foot ladder for viewing (provided with telescope)

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16" Dobsonian
16" Dobsonian

Our 16" dobsonian telescope is highly portable and can easily be transfer to small sites or roof top (with elevator). It's large mirror produces an image 4x brighter than commonly used 8" telescopes. Event Requirements: 10x10 foot operating space Step ladder (provided with telescope)

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Sky-Watcher Esprit 150EDT
Sky-Watcher Esprit 150EDT

Our Sky-Watcher Esprit 150EDT provides razor sharp images of the night sky. Excellent for the moon, planets and distance objects. Few telescope rival the clarity of this instrument. Excellent for small groups, tight spaces and roof top venues. Can also be equipped with our camera systems for live astrophotography displays. As well as advanced filters for viewing the Sun for daytime events. Event Requirements: 10x10 foot operating space Step latter (provided with telescope)

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Sky-Watcher Esprit 100EDT
Sky-Watcher Esprit 100EDT

The Sky-Watcher Esprit 100EDT provides amazing wide field views of the night sky. Star clusters, nebula, etc... It is a great companion to our large instruments when multiple telescopes are needed. Can also be equipped with our camera systems for live astrophotography displays. As well as advanced filters for viewing the Sun for daytime events. Event Requirements: 10x10 foot operating space Step latter (provided with telescope)

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