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Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC.
£1825.00
The Meade LX90 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...
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...
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 Accessories
Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece.
£11.95
The Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece can be used to collimate Newtonian telescopes.
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.
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO
Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO mount.
£819.00
HEQ5 PRO is the heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 18kg.
Meade LPI-G Colour
Meade LPI-G colour
£229.00
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
£209.00
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Ascension Telescopes
Ascension telescopes
Ascension section last updated: 13th September 2017

Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractors
Ascension APO (apochromatic) refractors use a high quality triplet lens objective made of premium Japanese FCD1 ED (Extremely Low Dispersion) glass to achieve images of high contrast and virtually free of secondary colour. Fully (broadband) multicoated lenses ensure maximum light transmission.

Ascension Optical Tubes (OTA)
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. Secondary mounting platform for guide scope / camera.
£ 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. Secondary mounting platform for guide scope / camera.
£ 1099.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Bundled with Full Complement of Accessories
These telecopes are guaranteed to perform at a Strehl Ratio of 0.90 or better. The High Precision models have Strehl Ratio of 0.95 or better! No other manufacturer can guarantee such outstanding optics at these prices, or even at much higher prices.

Ascension 80ED Triplet Ascension 80ED Triplet APO - Bundle. 80mm f/6 premium apochromatic refractor. Fully multi-coated objective and dual-speed focuser. Includes high quality 8x50 wireless finder with adjustable illuminated reticule, 2" dielectric diagonal, 1.25" eyepiece adapter, two high quality wide angle eyepieces and sturdy aluminium case.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
£ 675.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 102ED Triplet Ascension 102ED Triplet APO - Bundle. 102mm f/7 premium apochromatic refractor with dovetail and brackets. Fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed focuser. Secondary mounting platform for guide scope / camera. High quality 8x50 wireless finder with adjustable illuminated reticule, 2" dielectric diagonal, 1.25" eyepiece adapter and 2 eyepieces. Includes sturdy aluminium case.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
£ 1045.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 127ED Triplet Ascension 127ED Triplet APO - Bundle. 127mm f/7.5 premium apochromatic refractor with dovetail and brackets. Fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed focuser. Secondary mounting platform for guide scope / camera. High quality 8x50 wireless finder with adjustable illuminated reticule, 2" dielectric diagonal, 1.25" eyepiece adapter and 2 eyepieces. Includes sturdy aluminium case.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
£ 1295.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Ascension 127ED Triplet Carbon-Fibre Ascension 127ED Triplet APO Carbon-Fibre - Bundle. 127mm f/7.5 premium apochromatic refractor with dovetail and brackets. Fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed focuser. Secondary mounting platform for guide scope / camera. High quality 8x50 wireless finder with adjustable illuminated reticule, 2" dielectric diagonal, 1.25" eyepiece adapter and 2 eyepieces. Includes sturdy aluminium case.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
£ 1395.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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Telescope Mounts
Opticstar mounts. Opticstar Mounts. Equatorial mounts with ball bearings on both axes for improved accuracy and higher payload capacity. Available as computerized GOTO mounts or manual.

Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO SkyScan Sky-Watcher PRO Mounts. Including the EQ6 PRO and HEQ5 PRO telescope mounts.

Telescope Accessories
Ascension accessories Ascension Accessories. Including eyepieces, diagonals, filters, eyepiece projection kits, barlow lenses, red dot finders and more.

Opticstar visual accessories. Opticstar Visual Accessories. Accessories for visual observation such as eyepieces, barlow lenses, star diagonals, filters, adapters and more.

Sky-Watcher accessories Sky-Watcher Telescope Accessories. Including focusers.

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Imaging Products
updated: 1st August 2017
Opticstar cashback offer.

Customers who purchase any Ascension telescopes or Ascension optical tubes 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.

This offer is valid for 1 year commencing on the date that the Ascension product is purchased from the Opticstar website or the Opticstar showroom.

Any additional purchases at a later date of Ascension products that qualify for this offer will renew the cash back period to 1 full year.

Opticstar astronomy cameras that qualify for this offer include the following: Once an Opticstar CCD or CMOS camera has been purchased within a year of the qualifying Ascension purchase, the cash back can be claimed by contacting Opticstar by email or over the phone quoting the receipt number(s). Please allow up to 14 days to process the payment.

Sample Images
Opticstar DS-145M ICE
posted: 13th March 2009
Sample image.
The NGC7293 shot by John Haunton 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 M42 nebula shot by Peter Shah 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: 21st August 2017
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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