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Meade StarNavigator 90
Meade StarNavigator 90
£215.00
Meade StarNavigator 90 with DS2000 Generation II mount and Autostar computerized handset.
LightBridge Mini 130
Meade LightBridge Mini 130.
£165.00
With the Meade LightBridge Mini 130 you can share a stargazing experience in seconds...
Meade Polaris 127
Meade Polaris 127
£129.00
The Polaris 127 reflector comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky.
Meade Infinity 102
Meade Infinity 102
£189.00
The Infinity 102 refracting telescope is ideal for viewing both land and celestial objects.
Coronado PST
Coronado PST solar telescope.
£735.00
The Coronado PST is the most popular Solar telescope on the market.
Meade ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
£265.00
The new ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Opticstar MG152
Opticstar MG152.
£449.00
The Opticstar MG152 features acclaimed Maksutov optics and superior build quality.
Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
£695.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
£229.00
The Opticstar AZ80 GOTO is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes...
FREE: Planetary camera.
Cooled CCD
Opticstar DS-142M ICE
£499.00
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...
1.25" x5 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 1.25" x5 TeleXtender.
£124.00
The Opticstar 1.25" x5 XL TeleXtender is a premium quality optical amplifier that excels...
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 8" UHTC.
£2430.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£119.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Ascension ED Eyepieces
Ascension ED Eyepieces.
£44.00
The Ascension Apochromatic Eyepieces are ideal for observing all types of astronomical objects...
Meade Telescopes
Meade ETX Observer Series
posted: 17th June 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 Equatorial Telescopes
ARC Series on EQ700 and EQ1300 GT Mounts
updated: 13th April 2016
Opticstar ARC102 / EQ1300 GT.
Opticstar ARC102S/EQ1300 GT, ARC102/EQ1300 GT and ARC102S/EQ700.
A new range of achromatic refractors featuring superior mechanics and Low Dispersion (LD) Crown/Flint lenses. The fully multi-coated optical coatings provide increased contrast and sharpness. Complete with manual or computerized equatorial mounts and steel tripods.

Plus a free item with all EQ1300 GT models:
Opticstar SL-131C video camera with all GOTO models; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
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Opticstar Picture of the Day
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The M20 Trifid nebula by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 10th March 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 80ED Triplet Ascension 80ED Triplet APO - Essential. 80mm f/6 premium apochromatic refractor. Fully multi-coated objective and precision dual-speed Rack & Pinion (11:1) focuser.
£ 449.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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.
£ 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.
£ 1099.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
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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.
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Books for Astronomy
updated: 1st June 2016
Willman Bell books.
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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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