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A great compact grab-and-go telescope designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts, the Orion StarBlast 4.5″ Tabletop Telescope gives viewers the potential to see detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters. This item requires a signed borrower’s agreement at check out. Must be at least 18 years old to borrow.

Telescopes donated to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library by The Fran and Warren Rupp Donor Advised Fund of the Richland County Foundation with help from the Richland Astronomy Society. Must be at least 18 years old to borrow and have a valid photo ID. 

Loan period-7 days, Overdue fine-$1.25 per day

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