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Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
£249.00
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
£219.00
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM
Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM Eyepiece.
£75.00
The Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM is a very high quality zoom eyepiece delivers a particularly flat field of view...
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
£209.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC.
£2675.00
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 ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
£285.00
The new ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel
Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel.
£34.95
The Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel for standard 1.25" threaded filters with 5 filter positions.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
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
Opticstar CCD cameras. Cooled and non-cooled cameras for deep-sky, planetary, lunar and solar photography. Single-shot and video models. All computer-controlled cameras offer high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and resolutions of up to 6 mega pixels. Also available, are complete auto-guiding solution that enables the user to control a large range of telescopes with a computer.
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Meade Instruments
Meade astronomy cameras. Introducing the Lunar, Planetary Imager and Guider, the camera that is made for auto-guiding and astrophotography.

With the LPI-G Solar System and guide cameras, experience the universe on a whole new level.
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Starlight Xpress
Starlight Xpress Starlight Xpress is a British manufacturer that designs and builds good quality, low cost, cooled CCD cameras. Although most camera models deploy Sony sensors, the company has introduced models with Kodak sensors.

The new SXVF camera range has got the capability to autoguide with the addition of the dedicated SXV-Autoguider camera that connects directly to the primary imaging camera.

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The Imaging Source
Imaging Source The Imaging Source develops and manufactures hardware and software for text and image processing applications, primarily used in industry, medicine and science. Other communities have come to show interest in these cameras. In particular, amateur astronomers have started realizing the advantages of these CCD cameras in astrophotography.

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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.

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Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 1st May 2018
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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Opticstar News
Imaging Brochure
updated: 10th February 2014
Opticstar brochure.
Download the Opticstar imaging catalogue here.
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Articles
Centroid Noise And Precision Photometry
Centroid noise.
Centroiding noise is a random error, or "noise" component...
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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".
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