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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 LX90 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC.
£1680.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" 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 ETX125 Observer
Meade ETX125 Observer
£645.00
The popular ETX125 Observer takes mobile astronomy to a new level...
Photo-Visual Focal Reducer
Opticstar 1.25" Focal Reducer.
£24.95
Opticstar 1.25" Photo Visual Focal Reducer doubles the telescope's field of view.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£---
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension UWA eyepieces.
£54.00
The Ascension 80° Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces feature quality fully-multicoated glass throughout...
Shoestring Astronomy Accessories
Electronic interface products include:
Autoguide Port Interface Products
Shoestring Auto-guiding kit Shoestring GPUSB Auto-Guiding Kit Shoestring Astronomy's USB version of its auto-guiding connectivity kit that plugs to your computer's USB port. Supported by AstroArt, MaxIm DL, MaxDSLR, K3CCDTools, GuideDog, Guidemaster and all ASCOM compliant software.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Guide Port Splitter Guide Port Splitter Enables to plug in a hand controller and a computer into the guide port of your telescope at the same time.
£ 6.65 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Guide Port Extension Guide Port Extension For some mounts that do not have enough clearance.
£ 5.70 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Guide port cable coupler Guide Port Cable Coupler Joins two guide port cables together to produce a longer cable.
£ 3.80 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Extension cable for Guide Port 5m Guide Port Extension Cable A 5 metre extension cable for guide ports.
£ 6.90 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Guide Port Conversion Kit Guide Port Conversion Kit Parts needed to add an ST4 compatible guide port to an EQ-style dual axis hand controller.
£ 14.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


EQ Direct Interface Products
Interace products for telescope control with the freely available EQMOD software.
USB to EQ6 Interface Cable. USB to EQ6 Interface Cable (EQDIR USB version). Enables direct communication between the computer and the EQ6 mount.
£ 39.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
USB to EQ5 Interface Cable. USB to EQ5 Interface Cable (EQDIR USB version). Enables direct communication between the computer and the AZ-EQ6, HEQ5, EQ5 and EQ3 mounts.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
PC (Bluetooth) to EQ6 Interface. PC (Bluetooth) to EQ6 Interface. Enables direct communication between the computer and the EQ6 mount. The computer must have a wireless Bluetooth communication port.
£ 39.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
PC (Bluetooth) to EQ5 Interface. PC (Bluetooth) to EQ5 Interface. Enables direct communication between the computer and the EQ8, AZ-EQ6, HEQ5, EQ5 and EQ3 mounts. The computer must have a wireless Bluetooth communication port.
£ 39.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
DB9 extension cable. DB9 Extension Cable for EQ6 . For the EQ6, you can attach this module either directly to your mount with a serial cable back to the PC, directly to your PC with a serial cable to the mount, or PC -> serial cable -> EQDIR -> serial cable -> mount. It is also suitable as an extension cable for the HEQ5.
£ 5.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


DSLR & Shutter Control Interface Products
Shutter control adapter. DSUSB Shutter Control Adapter. The DSUSB is a USB peripheral for your computer that allows software to control your DSLR camera's shutter. Cameras supported include the Canon EOS 300D / 350D / 400D 5D / 10D / 20D / 30D / D60 and Nikon D80 / D200 / D2Xs.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Shutter control adapter. Shutter Control Adapter IR. The DSUSB-IR is a USB peripheral for your computer that allows software to control the Nikon DSLR cameras' shutter via the ML-L3 IR remote control. Cameras supported include the Nikon D50, D70, D70s and D80. Includes cables.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Canon N3 cable. Canon DSLR N3 Cable. A 1 metre (3-foot) cable that can be used to connect Canon DSLR cameras for shutter control. This cable will plug to Canon 5D, 10D, 20D, 30D, D60 and other models with Canon N3 style connector.
£ 16.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Nikon DSLR cable. Nikon DSLR 10-pin Cable . A 1 metre (3-foot) cable that can be used to connect Nikon DSLR cameras for shutter control. This cable will plug to Nikon D200, D2Xs and other models with Nikon 10-pin style connector.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Nikon DSLR 4-pin cable. Nikon DSLR 4-pin Cable . A 1 metre (3-foot) cable that can be used to connect Nikon DSLR cameras for shutter control. This cable will plug to Nikon D70S, D80 and other models with Nikon 4-pin style remote connector (such as Nikon MC-DC1 remote).
£ 16.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Olympus DSLR cable. Olympus DSLR Cable . A 1 metre (3-foot) cable that can be used to connect Olympus DSLR cameras for shutter control.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Canon 1.5m 3.5/2.5mm M-M cable. Canon Shutter Control Cable A 1.5 metre (5-foot) cable that can be used to connect to a Canon DSLR camera for shutter control.
£ 6.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
3m 3.5/3.5mm M-F cable. Shutter Control Extension Cable A 3 metre (10-foot) extension cable that can be used to connect to a DSLR camera for shutter control.
£ 8.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Focus Motor Control Products
Focus motor control. Focus Motor Control The FCUSB is a product that allows you to control a DC focus motor (or any DC motor for that matter) by way of a USB port and software on your computer.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
3m 3.5/2.5mm M-M cable. M-M Focus Control Cable A 3 metre (10-foot) Male-to-Male cable that can be used to connect the Shoestring FCUSB Focus Motor Controller to a focuser.
£ 8.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
3m 3.5/3.5mm M-F cable. M-F Focus Control Cable A 3 metre (10-foot) Male-to-Female cable that can be used to connect the Shoestring FCUSB Focus Motor Controller to a focuser.
£ 8.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Auto-Focus cable. Auto-Focus/SWELFOCUS Cable. Adapter cable 2.4m (8 feet) for motors with RJ22 connector for Sky-Watcher Auto-Focus / SWELFOCUS, Orion Accufocus and Televue Focusmaster Driver.
£ 9.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Moonlite focuser cable. Moonlite Focuser Cable. Cable to connect the FCUSB unit to a Moonlite focuser.
£ 9.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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New DS-616C XL+ Model
posted: 24th August 2017
Opticstar DS-616C XL+.
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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.
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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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