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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.
7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM
Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM Eyepiece.
£75.00
The Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM is a very high quality zoom eyepiece delivers a particularly flat field of view...
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 10" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 10" UHTC.
£2560.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 10 UHTC is a 10" 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 ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
£285.00
The new ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel
Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel.
£34.95
The Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel for standard 1.25" threaded filters with 5 filter positions.
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 Projection Kit
Ascension 2" Projection Kit.
£29.95
The Ascension 2" Projection Kit for all types of astro photography.
Coronado Visual Accessories
Coronado Solar telescopes

Coronado Cemax Eyepieces & Barlows
Coronado Cemax Eyepieces & Barlows. Coronado Cemax Eyepieces & Barlows. The CEMAX (Contrast Enhanced) series eyepieces are specially designed and coated for optimising Ha viewing. Focal lengths of 25mm, 18mm and 12mm. A similarly optimsed, x2 Barlow lens is also available.
Note: these eyepieces and barlow lens are not filters and for Solar observing must be used in conjunction with a Coronado Ha Solar Telescope.
£ 85.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Coronado Double Stacking Etalon Units
SolarMax II 40mm Double Stack Etalon. SolarMax II 40mm Double Stacking Etalon. Double Stacking Etalon with RichView tuning system for the Coronado PST or SolarMax 40.
Note: this filter cannot be used as a stand alone solar filter. Immediate and irreversible eye damage may result.
£ 679.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
SolarMax II 60mm Double Stack Etalon. SolarMax II 60mm Double Stacking Etalon. Double Stacking Etalon with RichView tuning system for the Coronado SolarMax 60.
Note: this filter cannot be used as a stand alone solar filter. Immediate and irreversible eye damage may result.
£ 1020.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
SolarMax II 90mm Double Stack Etalon. SolarMax II 90mm Double Stacking Etalon for SolarMax 90. Double Stacking Etalon with RichView tuning system for the Coronado SolarMax 90.
Note: this filter cannot be used as a stand alone solar filter. Immediate and irreversible eye damage may result.
£ 2720.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
40mm Adapter Plate. Coronado 40mm Adapter Plate. Required to double stack an SME40 external primary Etalon, double stacking an original 40mm Coronado or Coronado II telescope such as an SMT40 or PST.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
60mm Adapter Plate. Coronado 60mm Adapter Plate. Coronado Adapter Plate #AP186. Required to double stack an SME60 external primary Etalon, double stacking an original 60mm Coronado or Coronado II telescope such as an SMT60.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
90mm Adapter Plate. Coronado 90mm Adapter Plate. Coronado Adapter Plate #AP190. Required to double stack an SME90 external primary Etalon, double stacking an original 90mm Coronado or Coronado II telescope such as an SMT90.
£ 31.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Coronado Blocking Filters
The following blocking filters must be used with Coronado primary filters.
Coronado Blocking Filter 10mm for SolarMax. Coronado 10mm Blocking Filter. Coronado BF-10 right angle (1.25" diagonal) type secondary blocking filter. The blocking filter is the second element in any Coronado H-alpha system. This blocking filter cannot be used without a SolarMax front cell.
Note: It is just as crucial to your safety and the system's performance as the front element.
£ 570.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Coronado Blocking Filter 15mm for SolarMax. Coronado 15mm Blocking Filter. Coronado BF-15 right angle (1.25" diagonal) type secondary blocking filter. The blocking filter is the second element in any Coronado H-alpha system. This blocking filter cannot be used without a SolarMax front cell.
Note: It is just as crucial to your safety and the system's performance as the front element.
£ 799.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Coronado Blocking Filter 30mm for SolarMax. Coronado 30mm Blocking Filter. Coronado BF-30 straight through (2") type secondary blocking filter. The blocking filter is the second element in any Coronado H-alpha system. This blocking filter cannot be used without a SolarMax front cell.
Note: It is just as crucial to your safety and the system's performance as the front element.
£ 1830.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Coronado Solar Finders
Coronado Sol Ranger. Coronado Sol Ranger. Centre the image in the viewfinder and the scope is aligned with the Sun. The SOL Ranger is a sun finder only and will not work for night time astronomy.
£ 106.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Coronado Sol Ranger & Mounting Bracket. Coronado Sol Ranger & Mounting Ring. Centre the image in the viewfinder and the scope is aligned with the Sun. The SOL Ranger is a sun finder only and will not work for night time astronomy. Mounting ring included.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock

Coronado Adapters
Coronado Zero Length Adapter. Coronado Zero Length Adaptrer. Converts a 2" eyepiece holder to 1.25" while taking up no focus travel.
£ 43.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade/Coronado Dovetail. Meade/Coronado Dovetail V-style. All metal construction dovetail for small and medium size telescopes. Suitable for Vixen-style saddles including Meade/Coronado DS-2000 (DSM), Meade LX70 and Meade LX80.
£ 22.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Mounting Kit for Meade / Coronado Dovetail. Mounting Kit for Meade / Coronado Dovetail. A set of screws and washers to fix the Coronado dovetail bar to a Coronado telescope.
£ 3.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Universal Mounting Kit for Coronado. Universal Mounting Kit for Coronado. The contents of this kit can be used to attach a Coronado Solarmax or PST Solar scope to the Meade/Coronado V-style dovetail and 3rd party platforms subject to the thickness of the platform used.
£ 7.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Coronado Cases
Hard case for PST. Coronado Hard Case for PST. Hard case for the Coronado PST. Enhance the portability of your PST while protecting your investment with this custom hard case.
£ 109.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Other Items of Interest
Solar Range
Coronado solar telescopes. Coronado Solar Telescopes. Powerful yet portable telescopes for visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging.

Coronado mounts. Coronado Mounts. The ideal mounts for solar observation including the Meade DS-2000 Series mount with AudioStar GOTO handset, tripod and optical tube bracket. Suitable for PST, SolarMax 40mm to 70mm models, or other lightweight optical tubes.

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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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updated: 28th October 2018
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updated: 10th February 2014
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A&M 152mm f/8 Review
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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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