• Celestron Telescope Near Lake Michigan
  • Padded Telescope Case
  • Telescope at Sunset
  • Telescope Assembly at Sunset

Telescope Rental Kit

From $58/weekend

With this telescope rental, you can explore the wonders of the universe in your backyard. This easy-to-use telescope is powerful enough to planets and more. It’s even able to see the stripes of Jupiter from Montrose Beach in Chicago! Take this telescope on a trip to darker skies or simply set it up at home to explore the skies on your own.

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Pickup & Dropoff

" Available for pick up at 73 W. Monroe in the Loop or delivery via Postmates, we pack our rentals into easily transportable bags to carry whether you’re taking the train or tossing gear into your trunk. " Learn More.

Rental Details

Our telescope rentals allow anyone to become an astronomer. For the perfect stargazing night, rent this telescope to view planets and deep sky objects, such as distant galaxies. Once you align the telescope to an object, it automatically tracks it across the sky, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the view.

This telescope rental is perfect for any family gathering and a great option to celebrate your space-obsessed child’s birthday!

Our telescope rentals include:

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope

  • Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • SkyAlign technology aligns your telescope for observation in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.

Accessories

  • Rechargeable lithium power tank provides you up to 10 hours of power.
  • Eyepiece and filter kit.
  • Dew shield for protecting your corrector lens from moisture and block excess light.

Carrying Case

  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly in a rugged case.

Rental Rules

Do not point at the sun!

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Foryst Rentals

Available for pick up at 73 W. Monroe in the Loop or delivery via Postmates, we pack our rentals into easily transportable bags to carry whether you’re taking the train or tossing gear into your trunk.

 

Our customizable kits allow you to choose only the items you need for your trip. We offer a 50% discount for multi-day rentals, which makes your weekend trip the same price as booking for one day.

 

Bring back your gear clean and dry to prevent molding. You can drop off in the Loop or return it via Postmates.

Get to Know the Owner

What is your favorite season?

Summer

List some of your favorite outdoor activities.

We enjoy hiking, car camping, mountain biking, backpacking, and more. We love taking our telescope up to Newport State Park, which is one of the few dark sky parks in the Midwest and has great views of Jupiter, Saturn, and the Andromeda galaxy. It's definitely an experience we would recommend!

What was your favorite outdoor experience?

Our team's favorite outdoor experiences are varied, and we have loved car camping across Yellowstone, hiking in Banff National Park, and mountain biking in Moab.

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