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Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO mount.
£2895.00
The EQ8 PRO is Sky-Watcher's observatory class equatorial GOTO mount with 50kg payload capacity.
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-142M ICE
£499.00
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
£119.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
£795.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
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 AZ80 GOTO
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
£229.00
The Opticstar AZ80 GOTO is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes...
SolarMax II 60 BF10
Coronado SolarMax II solar telescopes.
£1495.00
The Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10 for stunning images of the Sun.
Opticstar XL 82° UWA
Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces.
£99.00
The Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces provide the highest optical quality and usability...
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.
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
£79.80
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension 2" x2 ED Barlow.
£59.00
The Ascension 2" x2 ED Barlow with special ED glass to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations.
Opticstar LRGbB
Opticstar 1.25" LRGbB filter set.
£39.95
The Opticstar LRGbB filters. A set of 5 1.25" filters for imaging.
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.
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 21st August 2015
Ascension telescopes
Ascension 80ED 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).

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Fully Automated Telescopes
Meade LS ACF - LightSwitch
updated: 20th August 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.
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Opticstar Picture of the Day
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The NGC3372 nebula by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
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: 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.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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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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