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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 LX200 ACF 14" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 14" UHTC.
£8595.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 14 UHTC is a 14" 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
£445.00
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider.
£99.00
The Opticstar Off-Axis Guider is low profile and compatible with the vast majority of imaging telescopes.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Opticstar PX-126C
Opticstar PX-126C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-126C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Orthoscopic eyepieces.
£24.95
The Ascension 48° Orthoscopic eyepieces offer excellent planetary performance.
Opticstar Mount Accessories
Counterweights
Counterweight. Opticstar Counterweight. Counterweight for Opticstar equatorial mounts including the EQ700 and EQ1300.
£ 30.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Power Supply Units
5A 12VDC Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit 5A Mains Power Supply Unit for Opticstar Telescopes. Will power any Opticstar computerised mount or telescope. including Opticstar AZ80 GOTO, AZ90 GOTO and EQ1300 GOTO. This power supply unit provides enough power for additional devices.
£ 34.95 (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) 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.
£ 5.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Vibration Suppression Pads
Anti-vibration pads. Opticstar Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads. Set of three Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads will drastically reduce vibration times and at the same time reduce the amplitude of the vibrations as kinetic energy is rapidly transferred to, and absorbed by the pads.
£ 14.95 (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.

Sky-Watcher PRO Sky-Watcher PRO Mounts. The EQ6 PRO and HEQ5 PRO telescope mounts.

Telescopes
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.

Auto-Guider Accessories
Shoestring Auto-Guiding kit Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guiding connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.

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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: 7th January 2019
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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Opticstar News
Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
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Articles
Pixel Response Effects On CCD Gain Calibration
Pixel response.
The gain of a CCD camera is the conversion between...
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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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