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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.
1.25" x5 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 1.25" x5 TeleXtender.
£79.00
The Opticstar 1.25" x5 XL TeleXtender is a premium quality optical amplifier that excels...
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 LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
£3245.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" 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 ETX125 Observer
Meade ETX125 Observer
£645.00
The popular ETX125 Observer takes mobile astronomy to a new level...
2" Drawtube to SCT
Opticstar 2" Drawtube to SCT (F) adapter.
£14.95
Opticstar 2" Drawtube to SCT allows 2" accessories to be attached to an SCT telescope.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£---
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension 70° Eyepieces
Ascension UWA eyepieces.
£---
The Ascension 70° Super Wide Angle eyepieces feature sharp, high contrast optics with high index glass...
Ascension Visual Accessories
Ascension telescope accessories.

Eyepieces
Orthoscopic eyepieces. Ascension Orthoscopic 48° eyepieces. These 1.25" Super Abbe eyepieces offer improved performance when compared to standard Abbe designs presenting unmatched value for money and excellent planetary performance. Available in 4.8mm, 7.7mm, 10.5mm, 16.8mm and 24mm.
£ 24.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Plossl eyepieces. Ascension Super Plossl eyepieces. Fully multi-coated 4-element eyepieces. Their 1.25" brass barrels are threaded to accept standard 1.25" filters. Focal lengths include: 4mm, 6.5mm, 10mm 12.5mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm 30mm and 40mm.
£ 11.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Wide Angle eyepieces. Ascension Wide Angle 66° eyepieces. These 5 element wide angle 1.25" eyepieces feature a generous 66 degree field of view and superior sharpness. Focal lengths include: 20mm, 15mm, 9mm and 6mm.
£ 17.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Super Wide Angle eyepieces. Ascension Super Wide Angle 70° eyepieces. All-new design super wide angle eyepieces. High quality and outstanding value for money. Available in 2" and 1.25" sizes. Focal lengths include: 26mm, 32mm, 38mm, 10mm, 15mm and 20mm.
£ 49.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces. Ascension Ultra Wide Angle 80° eyepieces. Excellent value for money and the widest field of view. Available in 2" and 1.25" sizes. Focal lengths: 11mm, 15mm, 20/32mm and 30mm.
£ 34.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension ED Apochromatic eyepieces. Ascension ED 55° Eyepieces. These 1.25" eyepieces are ideal for observing all types of astronomical objects, from the moon and the planets to nebulas and galaxies. Special ED glass is used in two of the elements minimizing chromatic aberrations.
£ 39.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Guiding Eyepieces
9mm Advanced Guiding eyepiece. Ascension Advanced Wireless Illuminated Reticule. This high quality Ascension 9mm Plossl Illuminated Reticule Eyepiece is ideal for use for guiding and aligning the telescope mount via the 'drifting' method that ensures accurate alignment.
£ 69.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Barlow Lenses
1.25" Barlow lens X2. Ascension 1.25" Barlow Lens x2. Metal body, rugged grip, cemented doublet fully multi coated achromatic lens, results in high resolution, contrast and colour correction.
£ 14.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
1.25" Barlow lens X3. Ascension 1.25" Barlow Lens x3. Metal body, rugged grip, cemented doublet fully multi coated achromatic lens, results in high resolution, contrast and colour correction.
£ 17.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Extension Tubes
Ascension 1.25" Extension Tube. Ascension 1.25" Extension Tube. All-metal 1.25" extension tube will fit in a standard 1.25" telescope drawtube and will accept 1.25" eyepieces and other 1.25" accessories.
£ 14.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 2" Extension Tube. Ascension 2" Extension Tube. Robust all-metal 2" extension tube will fit in a standard 2" telescope drawtube and will accept 2" eyepieces and other 2" accessories.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Filters
Filter Wheel. Ascension Filter Wheel 3-holder. Three-position 1.25" colour filter wheel. Manual-controlled rotatable filter wheel with 3 holders two of which contain a nebula and yellow filter.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Correctors & Field Flatteners
Ascension Field Flattener. Ascension Field Flattener for ED Triplets. Designed especially for the Ascension ED Triplet refractors, this field flattener offers optical correction to the edge of field.
£ 219.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Laser Pointers and Sights
Ascension 5mW Green Laser Pointer. Ascension 5mW Green Laser Sight. A high quality 5mW green laser pointer capable of shining a bright green beam into the night sky. The laser emits at 532nm wavelength. Bracket available as an option.
£ 29.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Red Dot Finders
Ascension Red Dot Finder. Ascension Red Dot Finder. Very high quality, pure metal structure with four reticule patterns selected by a switch on the rear. Includes leg base.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Ascension mounting for Red Dot Finders. Ascension Base (WO type) for Red Dot Finders. This base is of a similar design to the William Optics mountings. Suitable for the Ascension red dot finder.
£ 9.99 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension leg mounting for Red Dot Finders. Ascension Leg Base for Red Dot Finders. A leg base to mount red dot finders onto a telescope. Suitable for the Ascension red dot finder.
£ 7.99 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Eyepiece Projection Kits
Ascension Eyepiece Projection Kit. Ascension Eyepiece Projection Kit. A two-part T/1.25" camera adaptor used for prime-focus and eyepiece-projection astrophotography with SCTs and refractors. It can also be used with Newtonians that have the necessary focus travel (otherwise a barlow lens is required).
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension Deluxe Eyepiece Projection Kit. Ascension Deluxe Eyepiece Projection Kit. A high quality two-part T/1.25" camera adaptor used for prime-focus and eyepiece-projection astrophotography with SCTs and refractors. It can also be used with Newtonians that have the necessary focus travel (otherwise a barlow lens is required).
£ 23.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension Adjustable Eyepiece Projection Kit. Ascension Adjustable Eyepiece Projection Kit. A premium quality adjustable three-part T/1.25" camera adaptor used for prime-focus and eyepiece-projection astrophotography with SCTs and refractors. It can also be used with Newtonians that have the necessary focus travel (otherwise a barlow lens is required).
£ 29.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 2" Adjustable Projection Kit. Ascension 2" Adjustable Projection Kit. A quality adjustable three-part T/2" camera adaptor used for prime-focus astrophotography with SCTs and refractors.
£ 29.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Prism Inverters
Ascension 1.25" x1.8 Preism Erector. Ascension 1.25" x1.8 Prism Erector. This prism 1.25” erector will show a correctly oriented image when used with reflector telescopes including Newtonias, Macsutovs and SCTs.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Mirror and Prism Diagonals, 2"
Ascension 2" SCT Enhanced Mirror Diagonal. Ascension 2" SCT Enhanced Mirror Diagonal. Premium CNC machined diagonal will accept both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces and will fit an SCT thread.
£ 49.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 2" SCT Dielectric Diagonal. Ascension 2" SCT Dielectric Diagonal. A premium 90 degree SCT diagonal uses a high quality 1/10 wave mirror with dielectric coatings and 99% reflectivity.
£ 79.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Lights
Ascension LED Head Light. Ascension LED Head Light. Incorporates 2 white LEDs and 1 red LED, very convenient for switching between white and red light.
£ 9.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
LED Torch. Red LED Torch. A red LED torch for safeguarding your "night vision". Comes complete with batteries and belt clip.
£ 9.95 (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: 7th January 2019
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
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Centroid Noise And Precision Photometry
Centroid noise.
Centroiding noise is a random error, or "noise" component...
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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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