Over the years, the IAYC has acquired a lot of useful resources for observing and other scientific experiments.

Irati Dan

Irati and Daniel with IWA equipment.


We currently have a range of telescopes available for participants to use:

  • Celestron, Schmidt-Cassegrain 8”

  • Explore Scientific 12” dobsonian (BIG BOY!)

  • Skywatcher Newton 200mm

  • Skywatcher Newton 150mm

  • Skywatcher Newton 130mm with Az-Alt GoTo mount

  • William Optics 80mm Refractor

  • Coronado PST H-Alpha solar telescope

  • Skywatcher NEQ5 tracking mount

  • Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 mount

  • 2 Skywatcher EQ5 mounts


We have equipment available, however participants interested in imaging are encouraged to bring their own camera.

  • Canon 700D DSLR (for participant use)

  • Nikon, Canon, Pentax T-Rings

  • T2 extension tubes

  • A wide range of eyepieces both 1.25” and 2”, extensions rings and adaptor rings

  • 1.25” Celestron Plössl Eyepieces: 4 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, (2”) 32 mm

  • William Optics Swan: 9 mm, (2”) 25 mm

  • William Optics 2.5x APO Barlow

  • 2x Barlow, 2.5x Barlow

  • Celestron tele-extender

  • 1.5x erecting eyepiece

  • William Optics quartz diagonal


  • 2x Filter wheels

  • Hydrogen Alpha, Hydrogen Beta, Oxygen III, Star Analyser 100 diffraction grating

  • VBRI Johnson-Cousins filerset

  • LRGB filterset

  • Moon filter

  • 2x #21 Orange, 2x #21 red, 2x #56 green, 2x #58 dark green, 2x #80 blue, 2x #25 red

  • Sky pollution Filters

  • Baader 540±10nm solar continuum filter


We have an equipped darkroom and film cameras for participants to use during the camp.

Other bits

  • Tool kit (tape measure, hammer, spirit level, spanners, allen keys, screwdrivers, pliers, hand drill, saw, assorted nails/screws)

  • Temperature controlled soldering station