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Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
Meade LPI-G Colour
Meade LPI-G colour
The Meade LP-G Colour video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade LPI-G Monochrome
Meade LPI-G monochrome
The Meade LP-G Monochrome video camera for imaging and guiding.
Meade StarNavigator 90
Meade StarNavigator 90
Meade StarNavigator 90 with DS2000 Generation II mount and Autostar computerized handset.
LightBridge Mini 114
Meade LightBridge Mini 114.
With the Meade LightBridge Mini 114 you can share a stargazing experience in seconds...
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
The Opticstar AZ80 GOTO is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes...
Meade Polaris 114
Meade Polaris 114
The Polaris 114 reflector comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky.
Meade Infinity 70
Meade Infinity 70
The Infinity 70 refracting telescope is ideal for viewing both land and celestial objects.
SolarMax II 60 BF10
Coronado SolarMax II solar telescopes.
The Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10 for stunning images of the Sun.
Meade ETX90 Observer
Meade ETX90 Observer
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
Opticstar XL 82° UWA
Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces.
The Opticstar XL 82° UWA Eyepieces provide the highest optical quality and usability...
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension zoom eyepieces.
The Ascension 1.25" Zoom 7-21mm Eyepiece has fully multicoated optics, actual field of view (35°-52°)...
Planetary Cameras and Autoguiders
New Meade LPI-G Cameras in Colour and Monochrome
posted: 21st October 2016
Meade LPI-G.
Meade LPI-G cameras.
With the Meade solar, lunar, planetary imager and guide camera, you'll experience the universe on a whole new level! Lightweight and compact, LPI-G comes in either colour or monochrome, with a 1280x960 pixel CMOS sensor and the ability of capturing 28 frames per second at full resolution.
Meade Telescopes
Meade ETX Observer Series
updated: 21st September 2016
Meade ETX Observer
For 20 years, Meade's ETX series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The all-new ETX Observer model continues that legacy.
Meade ETX Series
Opticstar Picture of the Day
Please click on image for more details and full resolution image.
The Sun by Gary Palmer with the Opticstar DS-336C XL.
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 13th October 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 range
Cooled CCD Cameras
Opticstar DS-616C XL now at a lower price
updated: 22nd September 2016
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
The DS-616C XL 6 mega-pixel camera is in a class of its own with 50% higher sensitivity in real-world applications (100% max) than other cameras using the same Sony CCD due to its hardware gain and outstanding hardware noise suppression, both features implemented in the camera's hardware. Now at a lower price!
Opticstar DS-616C XL [LOW PRICE] Opticstar DS-616C XL. Sony ICX413AQ 6.1 mega-pixel colour CCD (1.8"), 3032x2014 pixels. TEC cooling to -30ºC delta.
£ 899.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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updated: 28th July 2016
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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.
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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