Astronomy equipment

Astrofarm has an impressive collection of mounts and telescopes available (see list below) for use by guests who prefer to travel without their own equipment and a warm room with wifi, laptop and imaging software. The observing platform and observing area enable guests to make use of our fixed piers, equatorial mounts and guide systems for telescopes and cameras.

Please note that because we can have several astronomers on site at any one time, it is not possible to book exclusive use of specific equipment in advance. Wherever possible we will make sure that you have access to equipment that you need and offer substitutes for a fair distribution of kit.

There is no charge for the Astronomy Centre, equipment and resources and there is no need to book the Astronomy Centre in advance if you are staying at Astrofarm, it’s all included in the accomodation price. Please do ask if you need to know anything about our equipment, compatibility or availability.

CEM60 in observatory Astrofarm
Telescopes set up




Focal length

f ratio

Celestron Schmidt Cassergrain280mm (11″)2800mmf10
MeadeRefractor152mm (6″)1200mmf8
SkywatcherRefractor150mm (6″)750mm 
Altair Starwave FPL53 OpticsRefractor80mm555mm 
Altair LightwaveRefractor72mm432mm 
Altair Lightwave ED TripletRefractor60mm 420mm 
SkywatcherDobsonian150mm (6″)1200mm 
SkywatcherRefractor120mm (5″)900mm 
Steel PierIOptron CEM60EquatorialGoto 
Steel PierNEQ6EquatorialGoto 
TripodCelestron GTEquatorialGoto 
TripodMeade LXD55EquatorialGoto 
IoptronStarTrackerEquatorialCamera mount tracking 
Atik11/4″ Filter wheelHa, CLS, OIII, SII  
Celestron11/4″ Filter wheelR, G, B, Lum