Meade Instruments:  
 » LX90 SCT & ACF Series. 
 » LX200 ACF Series. 
 » LXD75 ACF Series. 
 » ETX Computerised Telescopes. 
 » Lightbridge Dobsonian Telescopes. 
 » Premium Refractor Telescopes. Coronado Solar Telescopes: 
 » Personal Solar Telescopes. 
 » SolarMax II Telescopes. Opticstar sections: 
 » Cooled, long exposure cameras, 6.1MP CCD, USB 2.0. 
 » Video cameras for planetary use up to 1.3MP, USB 2.0. 
 » Imaging accessories. 
 » Auto-Guiding systems, complete solutions. Ascension telescopes and accessories: 
 » Apochromat ED Triplet Refractors 
 » Achromat Doublet Refractors  
 » Eyepieces including zoom eyepieces. 
 » Guiding eyepieces. 
 » Extension tubes. 
 » Flip mirrors. 
 » Imaging filters. 
 » Barlow lenses. 
 » Binoviewers. 
 » Red dot finders. 
 » Eyepiece projection kits. 
 » Mirror and prism diagonals. Pulsar Observatories. Starlight Xpress: 
 » Cooled CCD Cameras. 
 » Guide Cameras. 
 » Filter Wheels. Farpoint Astro: 
 » Dovetail systems and mount accessories. 
 » Focus masks. 
 » Binocular mountings. Shoestring Astronomy sections: 
 » Autoguiding connectivity kits and interfaces. 
 » Shutter control units for DSLR cameras. 
 » Focus motor controllers.
Meade StarNavigator 90
Meade StarNavigator 90
£215.00
Meade StarNavigator 90 with DS2000 Generation II mount and Autostar computerized handset.
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
£199.00
The Opticstar AZ80 GOTO is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes...
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
£239.00
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
1.25" x3 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 1.25" x3 TeleXtender.
£79.00
The Opticstar 1.25" x3 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
£229.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC.
£2895.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" 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 ETX90 Observer
Meade ETX90 Observer
£485.00
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider
Opticstar Off-Axis Guider.
£99.00
The Opticstar Off-Axis Guider is low profile and compatible with the vast majority of imaging telescopes.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£209.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO mount.
£999.00
NEQ6 PRO (EQ6 PRO) is the extra heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 25kg.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension 2" x2 ED Barlow.
£39.00
The Ascension 2" x2 ED Barlow with special ED glass to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations.
Opticstar Cameras
Opticstar CCD cameras.
Opticstar section last updated: 9th October 2017
Deep Sky CCD Cameras - XL Range
The Opticstar XL range of thermo electrically cooled, long exposure, CCD cameras achieve higher performance than other Sony CCD based cameras due to their advanced electronics, incorporating real hardware gain, noise supression and superior cooling. These cameras are 50% more light sensitive in practical use (100% max) than competing cameras.
Opticstar DS-616C XL [NEW] Opticstar DS-616C XL+. Sony ICX413AQ 6.1 mega-pixel colour CCD (1.8"), 3032x2014 pixels. TEC cooling to -30ºC delta. Hardware Gain for up to 100% sensitivity boost. 2x2 and 4x4 binning (in colour) for even higher sensitivity. Semi-video mode for real time views. USB 2.0. Bundled with Nebulosity v2 software for camera control and image processing. Plug-ins for Nebulosity, MaxIm DL and AstroArt. For Microsoft Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 899.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Auto-Guiding and Planetary Imaging Cameras
Cameras for guiding and planetary imaging.
Opticstar PX-125C Opticstar PX-125C Auto-Guider & Imager. 1.2 mega-pixel auto-guide colour camera with an Aptina AR0130 1/3" CMOS sensor. Resolution 1280x960 pixels, frame rate up to 28fps at full resolution. Includes ST4 port, USB 2.0 port, cables and full software for image capture and guiding. ASCOM and DirectShow compatible. For Microsoft Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) Vista/7/8/10.
£ 129.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar CCD & CMOS video cameras.

1/4" CCD Planetary, Lunar & Solar Video Cameras
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR video camera. Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR. Sony ICX098BQ colour 1/4" CCD, 640x480 pixels, air-cooled. Advanced electronics with Gain giving over 100% sensitivity boost. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 119.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
1/3" CCD Planetary, Lunar & Solar Video Cameras
Advanced digital video cameras with USB 2.0 computer interface based on CCD sensors. These cameras feature high-speed and standard modes, hardware Gain and region of interest (ROI).
Opticstar PX-75C COOLAIR High Speed video camera. Opticstar PX-75C COOLAIR. Sony ICX204AK colour 1/3" CCD, 1024x768 pixels, air-cooled, region of interest (ROI), high speed video capture at up to 60 frames per second. Advanced electronics with Gain giving over 100% sensitivity boost. A unique combination of high sensitivity and speed. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar PX-75M COOLAIR High Speed video camera. Opticstar PX-75M COOLAIR. Sony ICX204AL monochrome 1/3" CCD, 1024x768 pixels, air-cooled, region of interest (ROI), high speed video capture at up to 60 frames per second. Advanced electronics with Gain giving over 100% sensitivity boost. A unique combination of high sensitivity and speed. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
1/2" CMOS Planetary, Lunar & Solar Video Cameras
A range of cameras suitable for planetary, Solar and Lunar astrophotography. All cameras include computer software for camera control, image capture and storage.
Opticstar PL-131M COOLAIR High Speed video camera. Opticstar PL-131M COOLAIR. A 1/2" CMOS high-speed, air-cooled, 1.3 mega-pixel monochrome video camera that can capture video at up to 220 frames per second! (80fps @ 640x480, 22fps @ 1280x1024). Ideal for planetary, Solar and Lunar imaging. It is also well suited as a guide camera. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 169.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
1/3" CMOS Planetary, Lunar & Solar Video Cameras
Suitable for planetary, Solar (with an appropriate Solar scope or filters) and Lunar astrophotography. All cameras include computer software for camera control, image capture and storage.
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera. Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR. A 1/3" CMOS, 1.3 mega-pixel (true resolution, no compression or interpolation) colour video camera that connects to your computer's USB 2.0 port and can stream and store full resolution video at 15 frames per second (110fps @ 640x480, 160fps @320x240). Complete with camera control software. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
£ 69.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Currently Not Available
Opticstar DS-336C XL Opticstar DS-336C XL. TEC cooled, Sony ICX412AQ 3.3 mega-pixel colour CCD, 2048x1536 pixels. Hardware Gain for up to 100% sensitivity boost. 2x2 and 4x4 binning in colour. USB 2.0. Bundled with Nebulosity v2 software for camera control and image processing. Plug-ins for Nebulosity, MaxIm DL and AstroArt. Microsoft Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar DS-145C ICE Opticstar DS-145C ICE. A T.E.C. cooled, highly sensitive, long exposure camera with the Sony ICX285AQ 1.4 mega-pixel colour CCD. Resolution 1434x1050 pixels with 2x2 and 4x4 binning support in colour. USB 2.0 computer interface and sealed sensor. Bundled with Nebulosity software for camera control and image processing, plus plug-ins for MaxIm DL and AstroArt. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar DS-145M ICE Opticstar DS-145M ICE. A peltier cooled, highly sensitive, long exposure camera with the Sony ICX285AL 1.4 mega-pixel monochrome CCD. Resolution 1434x1050 pixels with 2x2 and 4x4 binning support. USB 2.0 computer interface and sealed sensor. Bundled with Nebulosity software for camera control and image processing, plus plug-ins for MaxIm DL and AstroArt. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock

Opticstar DS-142C ICE Opticstar DS-142C ICE. A peltier cooled, long exposure camera with the Sony ICX205AK 1.4 mega-pixel colour CCD. Resolution 1360x1024 pixels with 2x2 and 4x4 binning in colour. USB 2.0 computer interface. Includes fully featured software for camera control and image processing. Bundled with Nebulosity software for camera control and image processing, plus plug-ins for MaxIm DL and AstroArt. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar DS-142M ICE Opticstar DS-142M ICE. A T.E.C. cooled, long exposure camera with the Sony ICX205AL 1.4 mega-pixel monochrome CCD. Resolution 1360x1024 pixels with 2x2 and 4x4 binning support. USB 2.0 computer interface. Includes fully featured software for camera control and image processing. Bundled with Nebulosity software for camera control and image processing, plus plug-ins for MaxIm DL and AstroArt. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar DS-335C ICE Opticstar DS-335C ICE. A peltier cooled, long exposure camera with the Sony ICX262AQ 3.3 mega-pixel colour CCD, 2140x1560 pixels, 2x2 and 4x4 binning for higher sensitivity. Bundled with Nebulosity software for camera control and image processing. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ -- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar PX-137C COOLAIR. Opticstar PX-137C COOLAIR. Sony IMX035 colour 1/3" Exmor CMOS, 1.3 megapixels, air-cooled. Quantum efficiency 76%. Up to 50 frames per second at 668x512 pixels. Advanced electronics with Gain giving over 100% sensitivity boost. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar PX-137M COOLAIR. Opticstar PX-137M COOLAIR. Sony IMX035 monochrome 1/3" Exmor CMOS, 1.3 megapixels, air-cooled. Quantum efficiency 76%. Up to 50 frames per second at 668x512 pixels. Advanced electronics with Gain giving over 100% sensitivity boost. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar PL-131C COOLAIR High Speed video camera. Opticstar PL-131C COOLAIR. A 1/2" CMOS high-speed, air-cooled, 1.3 mega-pixel colour video camera that can capture video at up to 220 frames per second! (80fps @ 640x480, 22fps @ 1280x1024). Ideal for planetary, Solar and Lunar imaging. It is also well suited as a guide camera. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar PL-130M COOLAIR. Opticstar PL-130M COOLAIR. Air-cooled, 1.3 mega-pixel monochrome video camera that connects to your computer's USB 2.0 port and can stream and store full resolution video at 12 frames per second (20fps @ 640x480). Light sensitive, no infra-red filter, suitable for planetary, lunar and solar astrophotography. Also suitable for auto-guiding. Complete with software. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ (inc VAT) delivery
Opticstar AG-131C COOLAIR Opticstar AG-131C COOLAIR Auto-Guider. A complete auto-guider solution that consists of the PL-131C CoolAir 1.3 mega-pixel colour video camera, interface box, cables and software. The camera can capture video at up to 220 frames per second! Ideal for planetary imaging. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar AG-131M COOLAIR Opticstar AG-131M COOLAIR Auto-Guider. A complete auto-guider and imaging solution that consists of the PL-131M CoolAir 1.3 mega-pixel monochrome 1/2" CMOS video camera, interface box, cables and software. Ideal for planetary imaging. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ --- (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar AG-130M COOLAIR Opticstar AG-130M COOLAIR Auto-Guider. A complete auto-guider solution that consists of an air-cooled 1.3 mega-pixel monochrome video camera, interface box, cables and software. This system enables the user to auto-guide the vast majority of telescopes on the market today with a computer. For Windows (64-bit & 32-bit) 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.
No longer available.
£ (inc VAT) delivery
Other Items Of Interest
Electronic Interface Products and Extenders
USB repeater. USB Accessories. Including repeater cables to extend the length of the standard 5m USB cables and USB to Serial port converters.

CCD Camera Accessories
Shoestring Auto-Guiding kit Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guiding connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.

Opticstar accessories. Opticstar Accessories. A range of accessories for astrophotography.

Product Search

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.

Online Shopping
Credit & Debit Cards
updated: 22nd August 2017
Online shopping.
We accept all the credit and debit cards shown above. Online payments are cleared by Barclays. Online payment integration by Worldpay. Please read our
Terms & Conditions

Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 21st August 2017
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
more
Opticstar News
Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
more
Articles
Pixel Response Effects On CCD Gain Calibration
Pixel response.
The gain of a CCD camera is the conversion between...
more
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".
Feedback
We want to hear your comments.
contact
© Opticstar Ltd 2017