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Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
£219.00
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
Opticstar XS 70° SWA
Opticstar XS 70° SWA Eyepieces.
£29.00
The Opticstar XS 70° SWA Eyepieces represent excellent value for money and high quality...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-616C XL+
£899.00
The Opticstar DS-616C XL+ uses the Sony ICX413AQ, 6.1 mega pixel colour
CCD (1.8"). Complete with power supply unit and software...
Meade LPI-G Colour
Meade LPI-G colour
£180.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LX200 ACF 14" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 14" UHTC.
£8595.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 14 UHTC is a 14" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£675.00
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Meade ETX90 Observer
Meade ETX90 Observer
£445.00
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider.
£99.00
The Opticstar Off-Axis Guider is low profile and compatible with the vast majority of imaging telescopes.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Opticstar PX-126C
Opticstar PX-126C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-126C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Orthoscopic eyepieces.
£24.95
The Ascension 48° Orthoscopic eyepieces offer excellent planetary performance.
Starlight Xpress Accessories
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2. Lodestar X2 guider. This is an upgraded version of the popular Lodestar autoguider using the Sony ICX829 CCD offering excellent sensitivity.
£ 427.00 (inc VAT) 5 week delivery
Starlight Xpress Autoguider. SXV-Autoguider . The SXV guider can be used with any camera in the SXV range. It has a 1/3" format CCD and is controlled via the main camera.
£ 275.00 (inc VAT) 2 week delivery
Starlight Xpress Active Optics. SXV-AO-LF Large Format Active Optics . The SXV-AO-LF compensates for rapid gear errors produced by the telescope mount by stabilising the image. Image tracking and stabilisation is achieved by using of a high speed tip-tilt optical window.
£ 999.00 (inc VAT) 5 week delivery
Starlight Xpress Super Mini USB Filter Wheel. Mini USB Filter Wheel . The mini filter wheel with off-axis guide prism, is a compact solution for mobile setups, or where the lightest possible wheel and guider are required. The wheel is USB controlled and powered, with 5 filter positions.
£ 290.00 (inc VAT) 5 week delivery
Starlight Xpress Filter Wheel. USB Filter Wheel . This filter wheel introduces many new features to be a useful imaging accessory. It does not require an separate power supply when used with USB control.
£ 289.00 (inc VAT) 5 week delivery
Starlight Xpress Super Slim Off Axis Guider. Super Slim Off Axis Guider for USB Filter Wheel. The extremely slim assembly screws directly to the wheel face and adds only 13mm to the back focal distance of the wheel for flexture-free guiding.
£ 175.00 (inc VAT) 5 week delivery
Starlight Xpress serial interface box. SXV-SI Serial Interface Box . The SXV-SI plugs between the primary imaging camera (SXVF range) and the SXV-Autoguider camera and provides access to the primary camera's RS-232 serial ports with 9 pin "D" plugs.
£ 68.00 (inc VAT) out of stock
Starlight Xpress adapters. Extension Tube Adapters . These 26mm extension tube adapters can be used to attach a SLR camera lens to the Starlight Xpress cameras.
£ 28.00 (inc VAT) 2 week delivery
Starlight Xpress power supply units. Power Supply Units . Power supply units for the SXVF-M25C and SXVF-H9 series of cameras.
£ 48.00 (inc VAT) out of stock
Other Items Of Interest
Starlight Xpress CCD Cameras
Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress Cameras. The complete range of the SXVF series of CCD cameras.

Opticstar CCD cameras Opticstar CCD cameras. A range of cameras for deep sky, planetary, Lunar and Solar photography (computer USB 2.0 interface).

Opticstar accessories. Opticstar Accessories. A range of accessories for astrophotography.

Shoestring auto-guiding kit Elegant, yet low-cost Auto-Guiding connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.

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Opticstar News
New DS-616C XL+ Model
posted: 24th August 2017
Opticstar DS-616C XL+.
Star product, improved.

The new Opticstar DS-616C XL+ deep-sky CCD is the successor to the popular DS-616C XL that earned the annual star product award back in 2013. It maintains all the features of the original model as well as other improvements.


DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 12th September 2013
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy magazine's product of the year.
Star product.

The Opticstar DS-616C XL deep-sky CCD camera has earned the annual star product award from Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.

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Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 7th January 2019
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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Opticstar News
Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
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Articles
Pixel Response Effects On CCD Gain Calibration
Pixel response.
The gain of a CCD camera is the conversion between...
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A&M 152mm f/8 Review
"Fantastic Performance" "Beauty of a Ferrari"
updated: 25th March 2009
A&M 152mm f/8 TMB.
Read the latest review about the A&M 152mm f/8 A&M/TMB on Cloudy Nights. According to the review this telescope combines the "beauty of a Ferrari" with "fantastic performance". The review also states that "the manufacturer's claims are valid".
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