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EQ1300 GOTO
Opticstar EQ1300 GOTO mount.
£495.00
Opticstar EQ1300 GOTO . Computerised mount with stainless steel tripod and advanced GOTO Handset.
FREE: Mains Power Supply Unit.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£675.00
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
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 ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
£285.00
The new ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
£3245.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Meade LPI-G Colour
Meade LPI-G colour
£180.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£189.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Orthoscopic eyepieces.
£24.95
The Ascension 48° Orthoscopic eyepieces offer excellent planetary performance.
Meade Spare Parts
Meade Instruments
Meade spare parts section last updated: 5th December 2018



Handboxes & Cables
Meade AutoStar/AudioStar cable. Meade Cable for AutoStar / AudioStar Handbox. Handbox cable as supplied with the AutoStar and AudioStar handboxes.
£ 18.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade AutoStar ΙΙ / AutoStar III cable. Meade Cable for AutoStar II / AutoStar III Handbox. Handbox cable as supplied with the AutoStar II and AutoStar III handboxes.
£ 18.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade #07640 AudioStar Handset. Meade AudioStar Handbox This handbox is suitable for specific Meade telescopes including the StarNavigator, StarNavigator NG, ETX, DS-2000, DSM, LT, LXD-75, LX65, LX85 and LX90. It includes the connection cable to the telescope.
£ 149.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade #07200 AutoStar II Handset. Meade AutoStar II Handbox This handbox is suitable for specific Meade telescopes including the LX200 GPS, LX200 R, LX200 ACF, LX400, LX600 and LX850. It includes the connection cable to the telescope.
£ 149.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade #04700 AutoStar III Handset. Meade AutoStar III Handbox This handbox is suitable for the Meade LS LightSwitch telescopes. It includes the connection cable to the telescope.
£ 149.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade #07580 Handbox Holders. Meade Handbox Holders Replacement handbox holders for the Meade LX90 and LX200 series telescopes.
£ 27.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Compasses
Meade Compass with . Meade Compass/Bubble Level for star aligning certain Meade GOTO telescopes including StarNavigator, ETX Observer and LX90 models.
£ 14.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Dust Caps
Meade SCT Cap. Meade SCT Dust Cap as supplied with Meade's LT, LS and LX series telescopes.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Tripod Spare Parts
Meade Tripod Leg Locking Lever Sets. Meade Tripod Leg Locking Knob Set. Tripod Leg Locking Knob Set consists of 3 knobs for Meade tripods.
£ 19.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Viewfinder Spare Parts
Meade Viewfinder Bracket Thumb Screws. Meade Viewfinder Bracket Thumb Screws. A set of 6 screws as supplied with the Meade 8x50mm Viewfinders on LX90, LX200, LX600 and LX850 telescopes. These screws are used to fit the viewfinder inside the two round brackets (rings).
£ 5.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade Viewfinder Shoe Thumb Screws. Meade Viewfinder Shoe Thumb Screws. Sets of 2 screws as supplied with the Meade 8x50mm Viewfinders. They secure the Viewfinder to the shoe on the telescope. Available in black or white.
£ 3.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Knobs
Meade Manual Motion Knobs for LX200 ACF. Meade Manual Motion Knobs for LX200 ACF. RA and DEC knobs for manual motion on both axes.
£ 5.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Power - Spare Parts
Meade Battery Holder for LX90/LX200. Meade LX Battery Holder Set. Battery holder set for 8 C-cell batteries. As supplied with Meade LX90, LX200 and LX600 telescopes.
£ 14.95 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
12V Battery Holder. 12V Battery Holder. Replacement battery holder for a range of telescopes that require 12V power including the Meade StarNavigator and DS-2000. Also suited for certain Meade ETX models that require 12V power input.
£ 6.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
9V Battery Holder. 9V Battery Holder. Replacement battery holder for a range of telescopes that require 9V power including certain Meade ETX models that require 9V power input.
£ 5.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.


Tripods
Opticstar Tripod for Meade ETX80. Tripod for Meade ETX80 / Opticstar AZ80. As supplied with the Opticstar AZ80. Also suitable for the Meade ETX80, ETX70 and ETX60 telescopes.
£ 55.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar Tripod for Meade ETX90. Tripod for Meade ETX90 / Opticstar AZ90. As supplied with the Opticstar AZ90. Also suitable for the Meade ETX90, ETX80, ETX70 and ETX60.
£ 75.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade ETX80 Tripod. Meade Tripod for ETX80 / ETX70 / ETX60 (ex-display). As supplied with Meade ETX80 Observer telescopes. This tripod is compatible with all ETX60, ETX70 and ETX80 models.
£ 49.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Meade LS / LT / LX65 Tripod. Meade Tripod for LS / LT / LX65 (ex-display). As supplied with Meade LS LightSwitch telescopes. This tripod is compatible with all LS, LT and LX65 models.
£ 119.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Other Items of Interest
Meade Sections
Meade telescopes. Meade Telescopes. Manual and computerised telescopes for beginners and experienced amateur astronomers from Meade. Including the popular ETX range, LS (LightSwitch) and the LX90 ACF series.

Meade telescope accessories. Meade Accessories. Telescope accessories from Meade including the Series 5000 HD-60 and Mega Wide Angle 100° eyepieces.

Meade mounts. Meade Mounts. Telescope mounts from Meade including the LX850™ with StarLock™ using revolutionary new technology.



Coronado Sections
Coronado solar telescopes. Coronado Solar Telescopes. Powerful yet portable telescopes for visual observation of the Sun as well as high quality imaging.

Coronado mounts. Coronado Mounts. The ideal mounts for solar observation including the Meade DS-2000 Series mount with AudioStar GOTO handset, tripod and optical tube bracket. Suitable for PST, SolarMax 40mm to 70mm models, or other lightweight optical tubes.

Coronado accessories. Coronado Solar Accessories. Solar telescope accessories for the Coronado range.

Coronado spare parts. Coronado Spare Parts. A number of spare parts for Coronado telescopes.

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updated: 1st August 2017
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Customers who purchase any Meade telescopes or Meade optical tubes or Meade 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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Sample Images
Opticstar DS-145M ICE
posted: 13th March 2009
Sample image.
The M20 nebula shot by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
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Sample Images
Opticstar DS-335C ICE
updated: 20th August 2010
Sample image.
The M8 nebula shot by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-335C ICE.
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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: 28th October 2018
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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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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