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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.
Wide Angle Eyepieces
Opticstar Wide Angle Eyepieces.
The Opticstar 66° Wide Angle Eyepieces feature fully multi-coated optics and good eye relief...
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 LX200 10" ACF
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC.
The Meade LX200 10" ACF is an advanced catadioptric design with a computerised fork mount.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Meade ETX125 Observer
Meade ETX125 Observer
The popular ETX125 Observer takes mobile astronomy to a new level...
Opticstar Moon Filters
Opticstar 1.25" Moon filters.
The Opticstar Deluxe Moon Filters. 1.25" Moon Filters for reducing the glare of the Moon.
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 ED Eyepieces
Ascension ED Eyepieces.
The Ascension Apochromatic Eyepieces are ideal for observing all types of astronomical objects...
Opticstar Mount Accessories
Counterweight. Opticstar Counterweight. Counterweight for Opticstar equatorial mounts including the EQ700 and EQ1300.
£ 30.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Power Supply Units
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.
2A 12VDC Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit 2A Mains Power Supply Unit for Opticstar Telescopes. Will power any Opticstar mount or telescope including Opticstar AZ80 GOTO, AZ90 GOTO and EQ1300 GOTO.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
1A, 12vDC, PSU 1A Mains Power Supply Unit for Opticstar Telescopes. Will power Opticstar lightweight mounts or telescope such as the AZ80 GOTO and AZ90 GOTO.
£ 12.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Power splitter cable. 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable for Opticstar Mounts. Allows Mains Power Supply Units to split the power to up to 4 devices. Intended to be used with the 5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit and an Opticstar mount.
£ 10.00 (inc VAT) out of stock
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.

Navigation Aids
Polar Scope for EQ700. Opticstar Illuminated Polar Scope. Illuminated polar scope for the Opticstar EQ700 telescope mount.
£ 45.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Handset for EQ1300 GOTO. Opticstar EQ1300 GOTO Handset. Replacement GOTO handset for the Opticstar EQ1300 mount.
£ 149.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Other Items of Interest
Mount Accessories
Opticstar mount accessories. Opticstar Mount Accessories for the EQ700, EQ1300 GOTO and AZ GOTO telescope mounts.

Telescope Mounts
Meade mounts. Meade Mounts. Telescope mounts from Meade including the LX850™ with StarLock™ using revolutionary new technology.

Ascension telescopes Ascension Telescopes. Premium apo-chromatic refractors, use a high quality ED triplet made in Japan (premium FCD1 ED). These first-class photo-visual instruments offer unequalled value for money.

A&M telescopes A&M Telescopes. Premium telescopes that include a wide range of refractors, catadoptrics, newtonians and dobsonians.

Telescope Accessories
Opticstar visual accessories. Opticstar Visual Accessories. Accessories for visual observation such as eyepieces, barlow lenses, star diagonals, filters, adapters and more.

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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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