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 » Cooled, long exposure cameras, 6.1MP CCD, USB 2.0. 
 » Video cameras for planetary use up to 1.3MP, USB 2.0. 
 » Imaging accessories. 
 » Auto-Guiding systems, complete solutions. Ascension telescopes and accessories: 
 » Apochromat ED Triplet Refractors 
 » Achromat Doublet Refractors  
 » Eyepieces including zoom eyepieces. 
 » Guiding eyepieces. 
 » Extension tubes. 
 » Flip mirrors. 
 » Imaging filters. 
 » Barlow lenses. 
 » Binoviewers. 
 » Red dot finders. 
 » Eyepiece projection kits. 
 » Mirror and prism diagonals. Pulsar Observatories. Starlight Xpress: 
 » Cooled CCD Cameras. 
 » Guide Cameras. 
 » Filter Wheels. Farpoint Astro: 
 » Dovetail systems and mount accessories. 
 » Focus masks. 
 » Binocular mountings. Shoestring Astronomy sections: 
 » Autoguiding connectivity kits and interfaces. 
 » Shutter control units for DSLR cameras. 
 » Focus motor controllers.
Meade StarNavigator 90
Meade StarNavigator 90
£215.00
Meade StarNavigator 90 with DS2000 Generation II mount and Autostar computerized handset.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
£269.00
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
£239.00
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
Opticstar Eyepiece Set
Opticstar 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Set.
£79.00
The Opticstar 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Set includes 5 Plössl eyepieces, a barlow, 7 filters and a red LED...
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
£229.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC.
£4350.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 10 UHTC is a 10" 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
£485.00
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
AR90S Gold - Dual Speed
Opticstar AR90S Gold refractor.
£229.00
The Opticstar AR90S Gold - Dual Speed 90mm f5.5 refractor for observing, imaging and guiding.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£209.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO mount.
£999.00
NEQ6 PRO (EQ6 PRO) is the extra heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 25kg.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Red Dot Finder.
£22.00
The Ascension Red Dot Finder with four selectable reticule patterns and brightness levels.
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.
£ 84.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Coverter for Takahashi Mounts Guide Port Converter A guide port coverter that enables the Shoestring auto-guider kits to be used with Takahashi mounts.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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 3m Guide Port Extension Cable A 3 metre extension cable for guide ports.
£ 5.00 (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.
£ 41.00 (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.
£ 43.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
£ 41.00 (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.
£ 43.00 (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.


Modified Webcam Interface Products
Certain webcams have been modified to increase their maximum exposure time, allowing them to be used to image deep space objects, or to make them more sensitive for autoguiding usage.
LXUSB Webcam Interface. LXUSB Webcam Interface . An interface control box that allows modified webcams to be controlled through a computer with a USB port.
£ 25.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Modified Webcam Conversion Kit. LXKIT1 Modified Webcam Conversion Kit . The LXKIT1 gives a pendant cable hanging from your modified webcam.
£ 9.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Jack for Modified Webcams. RJ12 Jack for Modified Webcams . This jack can be used if you have some unused space on a printed circuit board to add this RJ-12 jack.
£ 2.85 (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.
£ 75.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
£ 83.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
£ 16.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Nikon DSLR 8-pin cable. Nikon DSLR 8-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 D90, D3100, D5000, D7000 and other models with Nikon 8-pin style remote connector (such as Nikon MC-DC2 remote).
£ 16.00 (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.
£ 16.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
£ 85.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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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