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Meade LX65 8" ACF OTA
Meade LX65 8" ACF OTA only
£1127.61
The LX65 8" ACF OTA only features razor sharp ACF (Advanced Coma Free) optics.
Opticstar XL 82° UWA
Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces.
£115.00
The Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces provide the highest optical quality and usability...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-616C XL+
£699.00
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 Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£193.50
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
SolarMax III 70 BF10
Coronado SolarMax III solar telescopes.
£2465.00
The Coronado SolarMax III 70 BF10 with external "true" H-a etalon.
10" F/8 ACF Optical Tube
Meade 10" ACF F/8 optical tube assembly.
£2812.00
The Meade 10" ACF F/8 optical tube assembly provides corrected pin-point images to the edge of field.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece.
£14.95
The Opticstar C/CS to 1.25" allows C/CS mount cameras to be attached to any standard 1.25" eyepiece holder.
Opticstar PX-126C
Opticstar PX-126C
£119.00
The Opticstar PX-126C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Projection Kit
Ascension 2" Projection Kit.
£29.95
The Ascension 2" Projection Kit for all types of astro photography.
Sky-Watcher Mount Accessories
Extension cable for EQ6 Handset. Extension Cables for EQ6 PRO Handsets. Cables to extend the reach of your EQ6/NEQ6 RPO GOTO handset. Available in 2 metre and 5 metre lengths.
£ 10.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Extension cable for SynScan Handset. Extension Cable for SynScan Handset. A high quality cable to extend the reach of your Synscan GOTO and Meade AudioStar handset. Compatible with all SynScan GOTO handsets.
£ 12.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
PC (serial 9-pin) to EQ6 (SynScan RJ) control cable. Deluxe PC to EQ6 Control Cable. Allows connection via standard 9-pin D-type serial port on PC to the Synscan handset to enable control from supporting software applications.
£ 30.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
12VDC 6A PSU Universal 12V DC 6A Power Supply Unit A high quality switch-mode regulated power supply suited for medium and large size telescopes including Meade, Celestron, Sky-Watcher, Opticstar and many others. Also suitable for Meade and Opticstar cooled cameras.
£ 29.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
12VDC 3A PSU Universal 12V DC 3A Power Supply Unit A high quality switch-mode regulated power supply suited for small and medium size telescopes including Meade, Celestron, Sky-Watcher, Opticstar and many others. Also suitable for Meade and Opticstar cooled cameras.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Power extension cable. 5m Power Extension Cable. A 5m extention cable for any of the Mains Power Supply Units. It adds 5 metres reach between the Mains Power Supply Unit and the telescope or camera.
£ 10.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Cigarette Power Leads. Cigarette Power Leads. Suitable for most telescopes including the Celestron, Meade, Sky-Watcher and iOptron mounts. Available in standard and heavy duty versions.
£ 15.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Dovetails. Mounting Plates. Custom-made for Sky-Watcher EQ5, HEQ5 and EQ6 Mounts. These mounting plates can be also be adapted to fit any standard mounting plate.
£ 12.99 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Steel counterweights. Stainless Steel Counterweight Kit. The standard kit includes a Vixen type saddle and one stainless steel counterweight. Additional counterweights are optional. Useful for balancing optical tubes to take unecessary strain off the motors.
£ 49.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Spare Parts
SW Slow Motion Controls. SW Slow Motion Controls. Achieve fine movement on both axes with thess slow motion cable sets. Available for EQ3-2 and EQ2/5/AZ3.
£ 20.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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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
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updated: 8th March 2021
Willman Bell books.
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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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