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Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Opticstar MG152
Opticstar MG152.
The Opticstar MG152 features acclaimed Maksutov optics and superior build quality.
Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
FREE: Planetay camera.
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-142M ICE
The Opticstar DS-142M ICE is a TEC cooled, 1.4 mega pixel mono CCD camera for deep sky imaging.
Complete with power supply unit, adapters, case and software...
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Meade LS 6 ACF
Meade ETX-LS 6".
The Meade LS 6 ACF is the most advanced catadioptric telescope on the market.
SolarMax II 60 BF10
Coronado SolarMax II solar telescopes.
The Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10 for stunning images of the Sun.
Opticstar XL 82° UWA
Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces.
The Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces provide the highest optical quality and usability...
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC.
The Meade LX90 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension 8x50 Finder Scope.
The Ascension 8x50 LED Finder Scope incorporates a cemented doublet achromatic 50mm
objective with blue coatings, precisely machined body and integrated adjustable illuminated cross-hair...
Opticstar IR Filter
Opticstar 1.25" IR filter.
The Opticstar 1.25" Infra Red Filter. A high transmission filter for CCD imaging.
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT mount.
AZ-EQ6 is Sky-Watcher's top of the range Alt-Azimuth & Equatorial GOTO mount.
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 28th September 2015
Ascension telescopes
Ascension 127ED Triplet.
The Ascension premium apo-chromatic refractors were the first reasonably priced triplet ED telescopes widely available in the UK that use a high quality Japanese ED triplet (premium FCD1 ED). These first-class photo-visual instruments offer unequalled value for money and come in three different sizes (80mm F6, 102mm F7 and 127mm F7.5).

Ascension 80ED Triplet Ascension 80ED Triplet APO - Essential. 80mm f/6 premium apochromatic refractor. Fully multi-coated objective and precision dual-speed Rack & Pinion (11:1) focuser.
£ 449.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 102ED Triplet Ascension 102ED Triplet APO - Essential. 102mm f/7 premium apochromatic refractor with dovetail and brackets. Fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed Rack & Pinion (11:1) focuser.
£ 849.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 127ED Triplet Ascension 127ED Triplet APO - Essential. 127mm f/7.5 premium apochromatic refractor with dovetail and brackets. Fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed Rack & Pinion (11:1) focuser.
£ 1099.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension range
Fully Automated Telescopes
Meade LS ACF - LightSwitch
updated: 26th September 2015
Meade LS ACF series.
Meade’s revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ telescope uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope.
Opticstar Picture of the Day
Please click on image for more details and full resolution image.
NGC104 by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Opticstar XL 82° Ultra Wide Angle Eyepieces
82° Apparent Field of View - High Contrast - Argon Purged
posted: 19th May 2015
Opticstar XL Ultra Wide Angle Eyepieces
These eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution and superior flat field all the way to the edge of the field of view.
Opticstar Telescopes
ARC Series Doublet & Quadruplet Refractors
updated: 21st August 2015
Opticstar ARC102S optical tube.
Shown: Opticstar ARC102S optical tube.
A new range of achromatic refractors featuring superior mechanics and Low Dispersion (LD) Crown/Flint lenses. The fully multi-coated optical coatings provide increased contrast and sharpness.

The ARC QUAD models feature 4 optical elements providing a corrected flat field of view. Well suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual observation with aperture sizes up to 152mm...
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Opticstar News
DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 30th January 2015
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy magazine's product of the year.
DS-616C XL is 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.

Peter Karboulonis' articles for amateur astronomers.
Peter Karboulonis practical articles on astronomy.
John Haunton's step-by-step astroimaging.
John Haunton. Step-by-step articles on astroimaging.
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Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 23rd April 2015
Willman Bell books.
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Sample Images
Opticstar PL-130M CoolAir
posted: 10th February 2009
Mosaic of the Moon at 2354x4010 pixels 
 captured by Herwig Sulzbacher.
An impressive 9.4 megapixel mosaic of the Moon by Herwig Sulzbacher with the Opticstar PL-130M.
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