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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.
£2795.00
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...
Meade ETX-90AT
Meade ETX-125
£430.00
The latest Meade ETX-90AT models with UHTC optical coatings and sturdy mount...
Coronado PST
Coronado PST solar telescope.
£695.00
The Coronado PST is the most popular Solar telescope on the market.
Opticstar XS 70° SWA
Opticstar XS 70° SWA Eyepieces.
£40.00
The Opticstar XS 70° SWA Eyepieces represent excellent value for money and high quality...
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC.
£3695.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 10 UHTC is a 10" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Equinox 100ED APO
Sky-Watcher Equinox 120ED
£---
The Equinox 100ED APO from Sky-Watcher includes dual speed focuser and aluminium case...
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.
£469.00
The Opticstar ED80S Gold with dual speed Crayford focuser and apochromatic fluorite doublet
FPL-53 objective. Durable all-metal construction...
Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO mount.
£945.00
NEQ6 PRO (EQ6 PRO) is the extra heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 25kg.
Skyliner-300P FT SynScan
Sky-Watcher Skyliner-300P FlexTube SynScan.
£1249.00
The Skyliner-300P FlexTube SynScan is the ultimate in dobsonian design offering convenience and portability...
FREE: Power Supply Unit.
Ascension Filter Wheel
Ascension 3-holder Filter Wheel.
£49.95
The Ascension Filter Wheel with 3 holders, two of which contain nebula and yellow filters.
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider.
£129.00
The Opticstar Off-Axis Guider is low profile and compatible with the vast majority of imaging telescopes.
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.
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) back ordered
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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Opticstar Telescopes
Portable Computerized (GOTO) Telescopes
posted: 9th April 2015
Opticstar AZ GOTO range.
Shown from left to right: Opticstar AZ90 GOTO, Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
Lightweight and portable computerized telescopes with advanced GOTO handsets making star alignment quick and straightforward. Start observing in a matter of minutes...
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Opticstar Picture of the Day
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The Trifid nebula by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-336C XL.
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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Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 16th February 2015
Ascension telescopes 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).

Guaranteed to perform at a Strehl Ratio of 0.90 or better. The High Precision models at a Strehl Ratio of 0.95 or better!
Ascension 127ED Triplet.
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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: 4th November 2014
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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