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Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Opticstar MG152
Opticstar MG152.
£449.00
The Opticstar MG152 features acclaimed Maksutov optics and superior build quality.
Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
£695.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-616C XL
£1299.00
The Opticstar DS-616C XL uses the Sony ICX413AQ, 6.1 mega pixel colour CCD (1.8").
Complete with power supply unit and software...
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...
FREE: Planetay camera.
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...
Meade LS 8 ACF
Meade LS 8".
£1995.00
The Meade LS 8 ACF is the most advanced catadioptric telescope on the market.
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 Eyepiece Set
Opticstar 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Set.
£138.00
The Opticstar 1.25" Eyepiece & Filter Set includes 5 Plössl eyepieces, a barlow, 7 filters and a red LED...
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC.
£2815.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£119.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
£79.80
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece.
£19.95
The Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece can be used to collimate Newtonian telescopes.
Opticstar IR Filter
Opticstar 1.25" IR filter.
£29.95
The Opticstar 1.25" Infra Red Filter. A high transmission filter for CCD 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.
Opticstar Equatorial Telescopes
ARC Series on EQ700 and EQ1300 GT Mounts
posted: 22nd January 2016
Opticstar ARC102 / EQ1300 GT.
Opticstar ARC102S/EQ1300 GT, ARC102/EQ1300 GT and ARC102S/EQ700.
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. Complete with manual or computerized equatorial mounts and steel tripods.

Plus a free item with all EQ1300 GT models:
Opticstar SL-131C video camera with all GOTO models; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
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Fully Automated Telescopes
Meade LS ACF - LightSwitch
updated: 12th January 2016
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 Andromeda galaxy by Peter Shah with the Opticstar DS-336C XL.
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 7th January 2016
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.
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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.
Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 8th January 2016
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.
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.

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