DAS Activities

DAS Public Nights

Public Nights
Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Current start time is 7:30 pm
Costs to the public are:
$4.00 adults, $3.00 children

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Public Night

DAS Auction

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
2930 E Warren Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Dan Wray

Turn Your Old “Astro Stuff” into


Pick up some great gear at a bargain price while you’re supporting the DAS!

Haul your old scopes, mounts, eyepieces, filters, CCD’s, observing aids, and other astro stuff to the annual DAS fundraising auction by about 11 am on the morning of Saturday, October 7th.

We’ll review the loot for a few hours, break for a quick lunch, and then the auction will start at 1 pm and last until 3 or 3:30 pm.

Proceeds will go in varying amounts (10% minimum) to the DAS (specified before the bidding.) The DAS portion is allocated to support of DAS activities. The rest goes to you!


eyepieces .. CCDs .. adapters .. lenses .. mirrors .. secondaries .. filters .. telescopes .. mounts .. wedges .. Crayfords .. guide scopes .. focusers .. motors/drives .. books .. star atlases .. observing guides .. astronomical computer programs .. astro-imaging software .. MORE!!!

Please – no computers, non-astronomy computer programs, books or manuals.

Several auction items have been donated to the society over the past year. All proceeds for these items will go to DAS outreach activities.

Donated Auctions Items for Sale

Auction ItemDescription
Meade 14" f10 SCT LX200GPS
Fork Mount SCT with ultra high transmission coatings.
Super Heavy Duty adjustable wedge for SCT etc.


Autostar 2 controller/handset
Corrector Plate Cover
Lens Hood with secondary Cover
4 Speed Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser.
RoboFocus and controller with manual.
With spare (extra) RoboFocus mechanism motor drive belt and adapter gear.
3 tube mounted sliding counter weights
Meade Manual with 2 CD's
110VAC Power supply
Additional items associated with Meade 14" SCTMeade Autostar camera suite with software .
Meade 2" diagonal .
1-1/2" Meade flip mirror system (model 644) .
Meade Super Duty Field tripod with 3"- diameter legs .

Eyepieces Galore!
1.25" ROYGB color filters with a pair of cross polarizing filters .
2" 40 mm super wide angle Meade .
2" 60 mm Kellner .
2" 30 mm GSO Super View wide angle .
1.25" 26 mm Meade Super Plossl .
1.25" 26 mm Meade Super Plossl .
1.25" 10.5 mm Ortho Meade .
1.25" 9.7 mm Meade Super Plossl .
1.25" 7 mm Ortho Japan .
1.25" 12 mm Kellner Japan .
1.25" B & L 2X Barlow lens .
1.25" aprox 4-8mm Plossl? Unknown vintage .
1.25" 40mm Kellner Japan .
2" GSO 50mm Superview Wide Angle (missing adapter tube) .
Meade f/3.3 focal reducer ?? In rotatable housing .
Meade f/6.3 focal reducer with extender adapter .
Aluminum eyepiece etc. case with foam
Astrovid Stellacam II black and white video camera, hand controller and software.
Astrovid Color PlanetCam (computer controlled) .
With video monitors.
Kendrick 2 channel dew removal system, software, aprox. 3.5 foot long heater and temp sensor.
Orion 130mm reflector with finder scope and mount
Orion Mount for 130mm
Meade Newtonian w/ drive mount and a couple of eyepieces.
Celestron 11-Inch SCT; includes fork mount and wedge.
Celestron 8-Inch SCT in case
Tripod & Wedge for Celestron C8
Accessories for Celestron 8-Inch, including: Celestron 7x50 finder-scope, Telrad mounting plate, Telrad finder, star diagonal, plus tripod and 2 wedges. NGC Max encoders – JMI, dovetail, counter-weight, visual back with tele-reducer, T-adaptor for camera, Barlow 2x eye piece, tele-view Nagler 4.8mm eyepiece, filters – moon, green etc. Pier + rings.
Celestron 130 Table Top Newtonian
(No Photo)Edmund-Scientific Astro-Scan, 4 1/2” reflector .
(No Photo)Tirion 2000 Sky Atlas Deluxe Version Laminated with Overlay
70mm Tasco on manual mount.
6 - Inch Dobsonian ATM kits in various stages of completeness

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