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Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
1.25" x3 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 1.25" x3 TeleXtender.
The Opticstar 1.25" x3 XL TeleXtender is a premium quality optical amplifier that excels...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-616C XL+
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
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LX90 10" ACF
Meade LX90 ACF 10" UHTC.
The Meade LX90 10" ACF is an advanced catadioptric telescope with a computerised fork mount.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Meade ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
The ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
T-thread to 1.25" Nosepiece
Opticstar T-thread to 1.25" Nosepiece.
Opticstar T-thread to 1.25" Nosepiece is threaded for filters and made from anodised aluminium.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Opticstar PX-126C
Opticstar PX-126C
The Opticstar PX-126C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension UWA eyepieces.
The Ascension 80° Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces feature quality fully-multicoated glass throughout...
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.
1A, 12vDC, PSU 12VDC 1A Mains Power Supply Unit. A 12V DC mains power supply unit recommended for use with lighteight motorised and computerised telescopes. It comes with a 2m mains UK type power lead. Suitable for Sky-Watcher and Celestron mounts.
£ 7.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
2A 12VDC Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit 12VDC 2A Mains Power Supply Unit. A 12V DC mains power supply unit recommended for use with light to medium motorised and computerised telescopes. It comes with a 2m mains UK type power lead with a total reach of 3m. Suitable for Sky-Watcher and Celestron mounts.
£ 14.95 (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 most telescopes, cooled cameras and other devices including Opticstar, Meade, Celestron, Sky-Watcher and many others.
£ 29.95 (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.
£ 8.00 (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
Books for Astronomy
updated: 20th September 2019
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
CCD Temperature And Dark Current Correction
Dark current.
An important step in CCD image calibration is the...
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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