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Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£745.00
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of
Ascension telescopes. Alumi- nium case and accessories included as standard...
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...
Meade LT 6 ACF
Meade LT 6" ACF.
£995.00
The Meade LT 6 ACF with Advanced Coma Free optics sets a new high performance standard for its price range.
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
£3195.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Celestron Advanced VX
Celestron VX mount.
£685.00
Advanced VX. Computerised mount from Celestron. It includes a sturdy stainless steel tripod.
EQ5 PRO SynScan
Sky-Watcher EQ5 PRO SynScan mount.
£498.00
EQ5 PRO SynScan is the acclaimed, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher. Load capacity 9kg.
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.
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO mount.
£746.00
HEQ5 PRO is the heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 18kg.
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-142C ICE
£575.00
The Opticstar DS-142C ICE is a TEC cooled, 1.4 mega pixel colour CCD camera for deep sky imaging.
Complete with power supply unit, adapters, case and software...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-142M ICE
£575.00
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...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-145 ICE
£995.00
The Opticstar DS-145C ICE uses the highly sensitive Sony ICX285, 1.4 mega pixel colour CCD with 62% QE.
Complete with power supply unit, adapters, case and software...
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-145 ICE
£995.00
The Opticstar DS-145M ICE uses the highly sensitive Sony ICX285, 1.4 mega pixel monochrome CCD with 62% QE.
Complete with power supply unit, adapters, case and software...
Video Imaging
Opticstar PL-130M COOLAIR
£149.00
The Opticstar PL-130M COOLAIR is a 1.3MP mono- chrome video camera for planetary imaging.
Auto-Guider System
Opticstar AG-130M COOLAIR
£199.00
The Opticstar AG-130M COOLAIR auto guider system includes: camera, control box, cables and software.
Sky-Watcher Astrograph
Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN DS-PRO Astrograph
£989.00
The Explorer 190MN DS-PRO from Sky-Watcher is a 190mm f/5.3 astrograph featuring a flat field and comma free optics...
FREE: Collimation eyepiece.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension UWA eyepieces.
£39.00
The Ascension 80° Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces feature quality fully-multicoated glass throughout...
iOptron Telescope Mounts
iOptron telescope mounts.
iOptron section last updated: 29th August 2014


Altazimuth Mounts
The iOptron MiniTowers are ideal for dual telescope setup. Attaching a second optical tube is straight forward by using two optional adapters. Portable and quick to setup, these mounts offer convenience and practicality to visual observation as well as imaging.
iOptron MiniTower mount. iOptron MiniTower v2. Payload capacity 11.3kg for the main optical tube and a further 3.6kg for a second optical tube. Small, compact and easy to use. The GoTo handset contains a database of thousands of objects. A GPS unit is also included. Comes with free travel case.
FREE Option:
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
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£ 799.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
iOptron MiniTower PRO mount. iOptron MiniTower PRO. Payload capacity 15kg for the main optical tube and a further 4.5kg for a second optical tube. Compact and easy to use. The GoTo handset contains a database of thousands of objects. A GPS unit is also included. Comes with free travel case.
FREE Option:
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
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£ 1049.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Equatorial Mounts
iOptron CEM60. iOptron CEM60. Centre-balanced equatorial mount with 26kg payload capacity. The CEM60 puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. This makes the mount extremely light compared to its payload. Includes GOTO and GPS.
FREE Option:
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
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£ 2299.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
iOptron iEQ45 v2-C. iOptron iEQ45. Equatorial mount with 20.5kg payload capacity. Superior engineering over other mass produced equatorial mounts. Compact and very robust. The GoTo handset contains a database of thousands of objects. Includes GPS unit.
FREE Option:
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
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£ 1199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
iOptron iEQ30 iOptron iEQ30. Equatorial mount with 14kg payload capacity. Superior engineering over other mass produced equatorial mounts. Compact and very robust. The GoTo handset contains a database of thousands of objects. Includes GPS unit.
FREE Option:
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 999.00 (inc VAT) back ordered
iOptron ZEQ25GT. iOptron ZEQ25GT. The "Z" design of this mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the "Z" designed mount is unusually light — a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site.
FREE Option:
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
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£ 849.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
iOptron SmartEQ Pro iOptron SmartEQ Pro. The ultimate "Grab N’ Go" German equatorial GOTO mount. It is ideal for visual observation and wide field astrophotography. The compact design and light weight make travelling with the mount easy. Includes polar scope and auto-guide port.
FREE Option:
2A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 449.99 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
iOptron SkyGuider iOptron SkyGuider & Tripod & Ball Head. Designed for digital cameras or lightweight telescopes, it is portable and easy to set up. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAligning dark field illuminated polar scope and a smart phone App. It keeps your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates. Also includes auto-guide port and tripod.
FREE Option:
2A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 489.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Sky & Telescope video from NEAF on iOptron mounts.

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updated: 24th September 2012
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Customers who purchase any iOptron telescopes or iOptron optical tubes or iOptron mounts listed on this page qualify for a 10% cash back on any Opticstar astronomy cameras purchased at the same time or at a later date.

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Opticstar News
DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 12th February 2014
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.

Sample Images
Opticstar DS-145M ICE
posted: 13th March 2009
Sample image.
The M31 galaxy shot by Peter Shah with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
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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Sample Images
Opticstar DS-335C ICE
updated: 20th August 2010
Sample image.
The Eta Carina nebula shot by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-335C ICE.
Astrophotography
Opticstar Imaging
posted: 26th February 2013
Opticstar telescopes for imaging.
High quality refractor telescopes, bundled with CCD cameras for deepd sky imaging, planetary video imaging and auto-guiding.
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A&M 80mm f/6 Review
"Best Of Breed"
updated: 25th March 2009
A&M 80mm f/6 A&M/TMB.
The A&M 80mm f/6 A&M/TMB has been reviewed in Cloudy Nights and it has been hailed as the "best of breed". The review concludes by saying "offers stunning performance while standing out from the crowd, look no further".
Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 12th December 2013
Willman Bell books.
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