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Meade LS 6 ACF
Meade ETX-LS 6".
£1595.00
The Meade LS 6 ACF is the most advanced catadioptric telescope on the market.
Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
£795.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO mount.
£2695.00
The EQ8 PRO is Sky-Watcher's observatory class equatorial GOTO mount with 50kg payload capacity.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£149.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
£299.00
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
Coronado PST
Coronado PST solar telescope.
£695.00
The Coronado PST is the most popular Solar telescope on the market.
2" x2 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 2" x2 TeleXtender.
£148.00
The Opticstar 2" x2 XL TeleXtender is a premium quality optical amplifier that excels...
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
£3195.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
£79.80
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Opticstar ED80S Gold
Opticstar ED80S Gold.
£399.00
The Opticstar ED80S Gold with dual speed Crayford focuser and apochromatic fluorite doublet
FPL-53 objective. Durable all-metal construction...
Skymax-180 PRO
Sky-Watcher Skymax-180 PRO (latest "Black Diamond" moldel)
£699.00
The Skymax-180 PRO Black Diamond model) is the next generation of telescopes...
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Altazimuth Mount.
£74.95
The Ascension Altazimuth Mount is best suited for carrying short telescopes and cameras...
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece.
£14.95
The Opticstar C/CS to 1.25" allows C/CS mount cameras to be attached to any standard 1.25" eyepiece holder.
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT mount.
£1295.00
AZ-EQ6 is Sky-Watcher's top of the range Alt-Azimuth & Equatorial GOTO mount.
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.
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Opticstar Telescopes
ARC Series Doublet & Quadruplet Refractors
updated: 7th May 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 Picture of the Day
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Jupiter and moons by Gary Palmer with the Opticstar DS-336C XL.
Solar Observation and Imaging
Coronado PST and SolarMax II 60 Solar Telescopes
posted: 10th April 2015
Solar image captured with Coronado SolarMax II & Opticstar PX-137 COOLAIR.
Image by Gary Palmer with Coronado SolarMax II & Opticstar PX-137 COOLAIR.
Coronado PST. Coronado PST Personal Solar Telescope. The ever changing solar disk presents itself in the PST with tunable views of prominences and surface detail.
£ 695.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10. Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10. Watch solar flares and prominences change shape and move over a few hours in hign detail.
£ 1495.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar PX-137C COOLAIR. Opticstar PX-137C COOLAIR. Sony IMX035 colour 1/3" Exmor CMOS, 1.3 megapixels, air-cooled. For Microsoft Windows.
£ 299.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar PX-137M COOLAIR. Opticstar PX-137M COOLAIR. Sony IMX035 monochrome 1/3" Exmor CMOS, 1.3 megapixels, air-cooled. For Microsoft Windows.
£ 449.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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Cooled CCD Cameras
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's
Star Product
updated: 30th January 2015
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Not all large format CCD T.E.C. cooled cameras are created equal.
The Opticstar DS-616C XL has earned the annual star product award from Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.

The DS-616C XL 6 mega-pixel camera is in a class of its own with 50% higher sensitivity in real-world applications (100% max) than other cameras using the same Sony CCD due to its hardware gain and outstanding hardware noise suppression, both features implemented in the camera hardware...
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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.

Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 23rd April 2015
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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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.
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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