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Ascension 80ED Triplet
Ascension 80ED Triplet
£675.00
The Ascension 80ED Triplet APO from the premium range of telescopes...
Ascension Accessories
Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece.
£11.95
The Ascension 1.25" Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece can be used to collimate Newtonian telescopes.
Meade ETX-90
Meade ETX-90
£
The latest Meade ETX-90 models with UHTC optical coatings and sturdy mount...
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.
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 LX90 ACF 12" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 12" UHTC.
£3420.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Opticstar MG152
Opticstar MG152.
£449.00
The Opticstar MG152 features acclaimed Maksutov optics and superior build quality.
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.
Opticstar PX-125C
Opticstar PX-125C
£129.00
The Opticstar PX-125C colour video camera for guiding and planetary imaging.
Flat-Field Astrograph
Opticstar ARX200 Flat-Field Astrograph.
£695.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a Flat-Field (f/3.9) Astrograph. Inludes high quality 4-element corrector.
Opticstar Telescopes
Opticstar telescopes
Opticstar section last updated: 8th April 2017

Portable Computerized Telescopes
Lightweight and portable computerized telescopes with advanced GOTO handsets making star alignment quick and straightforward. Start observing in a matter of minutes; ideal for beginners.
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO. Opticstar AZ80 GOTO. 80mm aperture computerized (GoTo) refractor telescope. Simple to star align even without any knowledge of the stars. Bundled with advanced GoTo handset, mount, tripod, compass, bubble level and two eyepieces.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO. Opticstar AZ90 GOTO. 90mm aperture computerized (GoTo) Maksutov telescope. Simple to star align even without any knowledge of the stars. Bundled with advanced GoTo handset, mount, tripod, red dot finder, compass, bubble level and two eyepieces.
£ 269.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Rerfracting Equatorial Telescopes
Opticstar ARC90/EQ700. Opticstar ARC90 / EQ700. 90mm aperture refractor, (F/10) and equatorial EQ700 mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 6x30mm finder scope, star diagonal and two eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 234.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC102/EQ700. Opticstar ARC102 / EQ700. 102mm aperture refractor, (F/9.8) and equatorial EQ700 mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 6x30mm finder scope, star diagonal and two eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 288.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC102/EQ1300 GT. Opticstar ARC102 / EQ1300 GT. 102mm aperture refractor, (F/9.8) and computerized equatorial EQ1300 GT mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 6x30mm finder scope, star diagonal and two eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Opticstar SL-131C planetary video camera; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 629.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC127/EQ1300 GT. Opticstar ARC127 / EQ1300 GT. 127mm aperture refractor, F/9.5 and computerized equatorial EQ1300 GOTO mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 8x50mm Finderscope, Star Diagonal and two Plossl eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Opticstar SL-131C planetary video camera; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 732.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC152)/EQ1300 GT. Opticstar ARC152 / EQ1300 GT. 152mm aperture refractor, F/7.9 and computerized equatorial EQ1300 GOTO mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 8x50mm Finderscope, Star Diagonal and two Plossl eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Opticstar SL-131C planetary video camera; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 876.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Quadruplet Photo-Visual Refractors
Opticstar ARC127 QUAD/EQ1300 GOTO. Opticstar ARC127 QUAD / EQ1300 GT. Flatfield quadruplet refractor, 127mm aperture, F/4.9, and computerized equatorial EQ1300 GOTO mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 8x50mm Finderscope, Star Diagonal and two Plossl eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Opticstar SL-131C planetary video camera; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 890.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC152 QUAD/EQ1300 GT. Opticstar ARC152 QUAD / EQ1300 GT. Flatfield quadruplet refractor, 152mm aperture, F/5, and computerized equatorial EQ1300 GOTO mount with stainless steel tripod. Bundled with 8x50mm Finderscope, Star Diagonal and two Plossl eyepieces.
FREE Option:
Opticstar SL-131C planetary video camera; or
5A 12VDC Mains Power Supply Unit; or
Heavy Duty Vibration Suppression Pads.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 999.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar Optical Tube Assemblies

ARC Series Refractors (OTA)
Achromatic refractors featuring superior mechanics, fully multi-coated optical coatings and increased contrast and sharpness.
Opticstar ARC90 OTA. Opticstar ARC90. 90mm aperture refractor, F/10, 900mm focal length, bundled with 6x30mm finder scope, star diagonal and an eyepiece.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 105.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC102S OTA. Opticstar ARC102. 102mm aperture refractor, F/9.8, 1000mm focal length, bundled with 6x30mm finder scope, star diagonal and a Plossl eyepiece.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 165.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC127 OTA. Opticstar ARC127. 127mm aperture refractor, F/9.5, 1200mm focal length, bundled with 8x50mm finder scope, star diagonal and a Plossl eyepiece.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 275.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC152 OTA. Opticstar ARC152. 152mm aperture refractor, F/7.9, 1200mm focal length, bundled with 8x50mm finder scope, star diagonal and a Plossl eyepiece.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 435.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

ARC QUAD Series Astrograph Refractors (OTA)
The ARC QUAD models feature 4 optical elements providing a corrected flat field of view. Well suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual observation.
Opticstar ARC127 QUAD OTA. Opticstar ARC127 QUAD. 127mm aperture quadruplet astrograph refractor, F/4.9, 622mm focal length, bundled with 8x50mm finder scope, star diagonal and a Plossl eyepiece. Incorporates 4 optical elements in 2 groups providing a corrected flat field of view. Well suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual observation.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 450.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARC152 QUAD OTA. Opticstar ARC152 QUAD. 152mm aperture quadruplet astrograph refractor, F/5, 760mm focal length, bundled with 8x50mm finder scope, star diagonal and a Plossl eyepiece. Incorporates 4 optical elements in 2 groups providing a corrected flat field of view. Well suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual observation.
FREE Option:
Moon Filter to reduce the glare of the Moon; or
Red LED Torch.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 575.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Catadioptric Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA)
Opticstar MG152. Opticstar MG152 Maksutov. Acclaimed Maksutov optics with 99% light transparency, 152mm aperture, f/12.5 focal ratio, combined with superior mechanics and build quality. Includes 8x50 finder scope, mirror diagonal and two Plossl eyepieces.
FREE Option:
2" Drawtube to SCT (F) Adapter.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 449.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Imaging Newtonians and Flat-Field Astrographs
Opticstar ARX200 Imaging Newtonian. Opticstar ARX200 f/3.9 Imaging Newtonian. 203mm, f/3.9 wide-field and flat-field imaging instrument that been designed for the purpose of astro-imaging and astrometry.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 595.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar ARX200 Flat-Field Astrograph. Opticstar ARX200 f/3.9 Flat-Field Astrograph. 203mm, f/3.9 wide-field and flat-field imaging instrument that been designed for the purpose of astro-imaging and astrometry. Includes high quality 4-element corrector.
FREE Item:
Opticstar SL-131C COOLAIR video camera.
OFFER: Refer to the right hand column on this page.
£ 695.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

ED Apochromatic - Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA)
Opticstar ED80S (f6.5) Gold Traveller. Opticstar ED80S (f6.25) Gold Traveller. High quality 80mm f/6.25 ED apochromatic refractor. Broadband fully multi-coated objective lens with dual-speed rotatable focuser, metal knife-edge baffles, retractable dew shield. Includes illuminated finderscope, zoom eyepiece and padded carry case to protect the telescope.
£ 395.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.

Achromatic - Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA)
Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold. 80mm f/5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal rotatable Crayford focuser. Includes dovetail.
£ 149.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold - Dual Speed Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold - Dual Speed. 80mm f/5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal rotatable dual-speed Crayford focuser. Includes dovetail and soft carry bag.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) out of stock
Opticstar AR80S (f7.5) Gold - Dual Speed Opticstar AR80S (f7.5) Gold - Dual Speed. 80mm f/7.5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal rotatable dual-speed Crayford focuser. Includes dovetail and soft carry bag.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar AR90S (f5.5) Gold Opticstar AR90S (f5.5) Gold. 90mm f/5.5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal Crayford focuser. Comes complete with tube rings, dovetail and padded carry case.
£ 179.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar AR90S (f5.5) Gold - Dual Speed Opticstar AR90S (f5.5) Gold - Dual Speed. 90mm f/5.5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal Dual Speed Crayford focuser. Comes complete with tube rings, dovetail and padded carry case.
£ 229.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar AR90S (f8.8) Gold - Dual Speed Opticstar AR90S (f8.8) Gold - Dual Speed. 90mm f/8.8 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal Dual Speed Crayford focuser. Includes heavy duty tube rings, dovetail and padded carry case.
£ 249.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Guidescope Kits
Opticstar AR80S Guidescope Opticstar AR80S (f5) Guidescope. The ideal scope for auto-guiding. 80mm f/5 refractor with retractable metal dew shield, fully multi coated optics and 2" all-metal Crayford focuser. Comes complete with collimating rings, dovetail and extension tube.
£ 199.00 (inc VAT) Dispatched within 24 hours.
Opticstar imaging setup.
Left: Opticstar ED80S Gold Dual Speed & Opticstar DS-336C XL for imaging.
Right: Opticstar AR90S & Opticstar AG-131M COOLAIR for auto-guiding.
Other: Mounted on an EQ5 PRO using Farpoint dovetail plates and collimating rings.

Other Items Of Interest
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Ascension telescopes Ascension Telescopes. Premium apo-chromatic refractors, use a high quality ED triplet made in Japan (premium FCD1 ED). These first-class photo-visual instruments offer unequalled value for money.

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.

A&M telescopes A&M Telescopes. Advanced telescopes that include a wide range of refractors, catadoptrics, newtonians and dobsonians.

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
Opticstar telescope accessories Opticstar Telescope Accessories. Diagonals, barlow lenses, dovetails, collimating rings, extension tubes, adapters and more.

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

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

Imaging Cameras and Accessories
Opticstar CCD cameras. Opticstar Imaging Cameras. Cooled and non-cooled cameras for deep-sky, planetary, lunar and solar photography. Single-shot and video models. All computer-controlled cameras offer high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and resolutions of up to 6 mega pixels.

Accessories Opticstar Imaging Accessories. A range of accessories for astro-photographers.

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updated: 1st December 2016
Opticstar cashback offer.

Customers who purchase any Opticstar telescopes, Opticstar optical tubes or Opticstar 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.

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

Any additional purchases at a later date of Opticstar 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 Opticstar 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.

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.

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 M8 nebula shot by John Haunton 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".
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updated: 2nd February 2017
Willman Bell books.
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