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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...
Latest Event
European AstroFest 2007
updated: 16th February 2007
The AstroFest exhibition was a great success this year with a large number of visitors attending the conference. There were several traders attending for the very first time. AstroFest 2007.
The new Opticstar deep sky cameras were on display at the show, prior to their release in March 2007. The DS-335C and DS-335C ICE cameras created a lot of interest.
The Opticstar stand.
The Opticstar stand at the European AstroFest 2007 prior to public opening.

Mr Gregory Terrance, the General Manager of Finger Lakes Instrumentation was at the Opticstar stand demostrating the ProLine CCD camera. Its download speed of 12 mega-pixels per second was most impressive.
Also on display were A&M Advanced Telescopes from Astrotech Engineering, including the A&M 80mm TMB, A&M 105mm TMB and A&M 115mm TMB.

Other items on show included the Trifid-2 from Yankee Robotics, the high performance CCD camera with the Kodak KAF-6303E sensor.

There were several Opticstar video cameras on display including the 318CU-T, 122CU-T, PL-130M, SL-130C and the ever popular AG-130M guider solution.
Display.
Opticstar DS-335C, DS-335C ICE and
A&M 80mm refractor.
We would like to thank the many people that came round to simply say hello and and have a chat with the "people behind the company". The feedback was positive and very encouraging. We look forward to seeing you all again at next year's event.
The Trifid-2 from Yankee Robotics.
The Trifid-2 from Yankee Robotics.

The ProLine from FLI.
Left: the ProLine from FLI. Right: A&M 105mm TMB refractor.

Opticstar video cameras.
Opticstar video cameras.


Previous Events
Leeds Astronomical Society Astromeet 2006
updated: 30th October 2006
Opticstar will participate as a trader in the Astromeet 2006 exhibition. The event is organized by Leeds Astronomical Society and it will be held at the Clothworkers Hall and Foyer, School of Music, Leeds University on Saturday 11th November 2006. Doors to the public will open at 9:00am. Astromeet 2006
For more information regarding the event please visit the Leeds Astronomical Society website.

Opticstar will have on display the A&M Advanced Telescopes in addition to a select range of advanced CCD cameras from FLI, Yankee Robotics and others.

Federation of Astronomical Societies Convention 2006
posted: 12th July 2006
Opticstar will participate in the trade exhibtion of the 2006 annual general meeting (AGM) and convention of the Federation of Astronomical Socities (FAS). The event will be held on Saturday 30th September 2006 at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute (BMI) in central Birmingham.

For more information on the event please visit the FAS website.
FAS AGM and Convension 2006
Opticstar will have on display the A&M Advanced Telescopes in addition to a select range of advanced CCD cameras from FLI, Yankee Robotics, SAC Imaging and others.

European AstroFest 2006
posted: 8th February 2006
We would like to thank all the people who attended our stand at the European AstroFest 2006 on 3rd & 4th February 2006, which was held at Kensington Town Hall in London. European AstroFest 2007
The response was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to next year's event.

Leeds Astronomical Society Astromeet 2005
posted: 10th October 2005
Opticstar will showcase a select range of reasearch-grade CCD cameras at Astromeet 2005, that is organized by the Leeds Astronomical society at the University of Leeds. For more information regarding the event please visit the Leeds Astronomical Society website. Astromeet 2006

Cardiff A.S. 30th Anniversary Convention
posted: 2nd October 2005
Opticstar will attend the Cardiff Astronomical Society's 30th Anniversary Convention on Saturday the 15th October 2005, which will be held at Cardiff University. The display will include products from Finger Lakes Instrumentation, Yankee Robotics, SAC Imaging, Watec and others. Cardiff Astronomical Society

Autumn Equinox Sky Camp 2005
posted: 16th August 2005
Opticstar will attend the Autumn Equinox Sky Camp 2005. The event will be held at Kelling Heath in Norfolk in September 2005. Autumn Equinox Sky Camp 2005.
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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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Books for Astronomy
updated: 7th January 2019
Willman Bell books.
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Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
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Articles
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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