Rent a telescope

La Palma is by rights famous for it's night sky. That is why the big, international observatory was built on top of the mountain. You can also enjoy this famous night sky during your stay on La Palma, renting a telescope from us, to use on the terrace. You might be experienced amateur astronomer, or perhaps you do know nothing about astronomy but are curious and want to know what all that noise is about.

All our telescopes are supplied with an accumulator power supply, at least three 1.25" eyepieces/amplifications, moon filter and, except for the 4 inch telescope, a UHC narrow band filter for nebulae studies.

For the beginner

If you do not now anything about amateur astronomy the Celestron 4 inch refractor or 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is ideal for you. The 4" is good for looking at the moon, the planets and some of the brighter Deep Sky Objects. With the 6" you are able to see many more Deep Space Objects like nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. It also gives a better view of the moon and planets and is in general a better telescope. For the weeks around new moon, when you have dark nights, I would strongly recommend you to chose the 6".

Both telescopes are extremely simple to set up and use. Just mount the tripod with the telescope, enter time and date into the computer and point the telescope at three bright stars, the computer will then do the rest for you. You don´t even have to know what stars you are pointing at. You carry the whole telescope indoors to store during the day, no need to dismount it. They are also easy to put into the car and drive to a nice, dark spot above the clouds if you would like to do so.

We supply you with a star map, a book on observing with a small telescope, a a red flashlight so that you can read your notes without disturbing your night adapted eyes, a table over moon rise and set and an updated list of interesting objects to be seen at the actual time. We also show you how to use the telescope.

Celestron NexStar 102 SLT
Price / week: 50€
Celestron NexStar 102 SLT
(4 inch refractor)

Objective diameter: 102 mm
Focal length: 660 mm
Diagonal mirror: 1.25"
Eyepiece I 25 mm, amplification 26 x
Eyepiece II 9 mm, amplification 73 x
Barlow lens, amplification 52 x, 146 x
Moon filter

We also supply
  • Red flashlight
  • List of good objects that are visible at the time
  • Timetables for dusk, dawn and moon
  • Star map
  • G. Consolmagno, D.M. Davis: "Turn Left at Orion"
Celestron NexStar 6SE
Price / week: 85€
Celestron NexStar 6SE
(6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain)

Mirror diameter 150 mm
Focal length 1500 mm
Diagonal mirror 1.25"
Eyepiece Super Plössel 40 mm, amplification 37 x
Eyepiece Celestron Plössel 25 mm, amplification 60 x
Eyepiece ED 9.5 mm, amplification 158 x
Moon filter
UHC narrow band filter

We also supply
  • Red flashlight
  • List of good objects that are visible at the time
  • Timetables for dusk, dawn and moon
  • Star map
  • G. Consolmagno, D.M. Davis: "Turn Left at Orion"
For the experienced amateur astronomer
8 inch f5 Sky-Watcher Newton
Price / week: 100€
Price / day: 20€
8 inch f5 Sky-Watcher Newton
Mirror diameter 200 mm
Focal lengt 1000 mm
Crawford focuser accepting 2" and 1.25" eyepieces
Super Plössel eyepiece 25 mm
Super Plössel eyepiece 10 mm
Vixen Barlow 2x
Moon filter
UHC narrow band filter
8 x 50 Finder 
Celestron NexStar 6SE
Price / week: 125€
Price / day: 25€
Celestron C8 f10 Schmidt-Cassegrain 
Mirror diameter 203 mm
Focal length 2032 mm
Diagonal mirror 1.25"
Celestron Kellner eyepiece 40 mm
B&L Criterion eyepiece 30 mm
Super Plössel eyepiece 25 mm
Super Plössel eyepiece 12 mm
Moon filter
UHC narrow band filter
50 mm finder
Optional: Solar filter
Meade LXD75 with Autostar II controller GOTO mount
Price / week: 75€
Price / day: 15€
Meade LXD75
Autostar II controller
GOTO mount
Losmandy GM8 with Losmandy Digital Drive system 492
Price / week: 75€
Price / day: 15€
Losmandy GM8
Losmandy Digital Drive system 492
Skywatcher EQ5 with SynScan controller GOTO mount
Price / week: 75€
Price / day: 15€
Skywatcher EQ5
SynScan controller
GOTO mount

We offer 100% refund of cloudy nights cost, so you don't risk for renting and not using. We need a 100€ deposit fee; we will refund the deposit when the telescope is back.

Additional services

MGEN autoguider: Price / week:50€
Transport and mounting of the telescope

Normally you would pick up and leave the telescope in Tijarafe but we can also, against renumeration, deliver it at your house and help you set it up. The Celestron NextStar telescopes can also be picked up and left in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

  • Area between Las Tricias and Los Llanos: 25€
  • Rest of the island: 50€