Highland Road Park Observatory
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY
29 April 2017 Raffle
Tickets $5.00 each; must be eighteen or older to purchase.
Drawing at 10:00 pm; ticket holder need not be present to win.
Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
This is a deluxe upgrade of Orion’s popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian. It boasts multiple key feature enhancements and an eye-catching metallic blue optical tube that rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs. It has convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools! Features include a two-inch dual-speed Crayford focuser with 11:1 fine-focus provides precise focus adjustments for sharp views. Upgraded accessories include a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, safety film solar filter (perfect for the August solar eclipse), Shorty 2x Barlow, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more! Value: $499.99.
Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope Kit
With extra accessories and a gorgeous 4.5" reflector, this Telescope Kit is ideal for curious youngsters and their families. The beautiful FunScope Astro Dazzle telescope provides great all-around views thanks to 4.5"-aperture, wide-field optics. Its tube is decorated with a unique, full-color collage of popular space objects. The pre-assembled sturdy base with simple up/down and left/right motion makes stargazing easy for the whole family. It includes a great combination of telescope and accessories for young amateur astronomers to begin exploring starry skies-25mm (20x) and 10mm (50x) eyepieces, MoonMap 260, Star Target planisphere, Usborne Discovery internet-linked astronomy book and Starry Night SE astronomy software digital download! Value: $149.99.
Orion 10x50 E-Series Waterproof Astronomy Binocular
This is a great 10x50 binocular for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers alike. The big 50mm lenses and 10-power magnification work together to provide wonderful views—day or night. Waterproof construction insures worry-free use in almost any weather. The multi-coated optics and BAK-4 porro prisms deliver a bright, clear 6.5° field-of-view. The 19mm eye relief for comfortable views. Value: $67.49.
TOTAL VALUE FOR PRIZES: $717.47.
The drawing will take place at 10:00 pm on 29 April 2017.
The first ticket drawn will be for the binocular.
The second ticket drawn will be for the FunScope.
The third ticket drawn will be for the 8" Orion Dobsonian telescope.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 04:07 PM.