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AR80S (f/5) Guidescope
Opticstar ΑR80S Guidescope.
£169.00
The Opticstar AR80S (f/5) Guidescope complete with collimating rings and dovetail bar...
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Ascension Projection Kit
Ascension 2" Projection Kit.
£29.95
The Ascension 2" Projection Kit for all types of astro photography.
Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£675.00
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Flat-Field Astrograph
Opticstar ARX200 Flat-Field Astrograph.
£---
The Opticstar ARX200 is a Flat-Field (f/3.9) Astrograph. Inludes high quality 4-element corrector.
Meade ETX90 Observer
Meade ETX90 Observer
£445.00
The new ETX90 Observer complete with hard carry case and softbag for the tripod.
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 10" UHTC.
£3995.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 10 UHTC is a 10" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
£249.00
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter
Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.
£219.00
Stella allows you to wirelessly control your computerised telescope with your smart phone or tablet.
Meade Polaris 80
Meade Polaris 80
£89.00
The Polaris 80 refracting telescope comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky.
SolarMax II 60 BF10
Coronado SolarMax II solar telescopes.
£1690.00
The Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10 for stunning images of the Sun.
7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM
Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM Eyepiece.
£75.00
The Opticstar XL 7.2mm-21.5mm ZOOM is a very high quality zoom eyepiece delivers a particularly flat field of view...
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£119.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Video Imaging
Opticstar PL-131M COOLAIR
£169.00
The Opticstar PL-131M COOLAIR is a 1.3MP high speed monochrome video camera...
Meade Telescopes
Meade LX90 Series
posted: 9th July 2018
Meade LX90 ACF series
Meade's LX90 ACF is a favourite of astronomers making the jump to their first, serious, large aperture telescope. Performance, quality, value and ease of use are the hallmarks of a great telescope. Now’s your chance to own the legend.
Meade LX90 Series
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 20th March 2018
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
Opticstar Picture of the Day
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IC 434 Horse head & Flame Nebulae in Orion by Gary Yule with the Opticstar ARX200 f/3.9 Flat-Field Astrograph.
Cooled CCD Cameras
New Opticstar DS-616C XL+
updated: 9th March 2018
Opticstar DS-616C XL+.
The new 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. New PLUS model!
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Eyepieces
Ascension ED Apochromatic Eyepieces
updated: 12th March 2018
Ascension ED Eyepieces.
Ascension 1.25" 55° ED Eyepieces.
The Ascension ED eyepieces are ideal for observing all types of astronomical objects, from the moon and the planets to nebulas and galaxies. Special ED glass is used in two out of the six elements minimizing chromatic aberrations.
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Books for Astronomy
updated: 1st May 2018
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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updated: 22nd August 2017
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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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