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Opticstar ARX200
Opticstar ARX200.
£795.00
The Opticstar ARX200 is a wide/flat field imaging instrument that been designed for astro-imaging and astrometry.
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO mount.
£2895.00
The EQ8 PRO is Sky-Watcher's observatory class equatorial GOTO mount with 50kg payload capacity.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£149.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO
Opticstar AZ90 GOTO.
£299.00
The Opticstar AZ90 GOTO Maksutov is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes on the market...
Meade ETX-90AT
Meade ETX-125
£430.00
The latest Meade ETX-90AT models with UHTC optical coatings and sturdy mount...
SolarMax II 60 BF10
Coronado SolarMax II solar telescopes.
£1495.00
The Coronado SolarMax II 60 w/ RichView Tuning BF10 for stunning images of the Sun.
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 12" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 12" UHTC.
£4795.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 12 UHTC is a 12" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
Equinox 100ED APO
Sky-Watcher Equinox 120ED
£799.00
The Equinox 100ED APO from Sky-Watcher includes dual speed focuser and aluminium case...
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
£79.80
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Opticstar ED80S Gold
Opticstar ED80S Gold.
£469.00
The Opticstar ED80S Gold with dual speed Crayford focuser and apochromatic fluorite doublet
FPL-53 objective. Durable all-metal construction...
Sky-Watcher NEQ6 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO mount.
£945.00
NEQ6 PRO (EQ6 PRO) is the extra heavy duty, computerised mount from Sky-Watcher with a load capacity of 25kg.
Skyliner-300P FT SynScan
Sky-Watcher Skyliner-300P FlexTube SynScan.
£1249.00
The Skyliner-300P FlexTube SynScan is the ultimate in dobsonian design offering convenience and portability...
FREE: Power Supply Unit.
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Red Dot Finder.
£39.99
The Ascension Red Dot Finder with four selectable reticule patterns and brightness levels.
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece
Opticstar 1.25" Nosepiece.
£14.95
The Opticstar C/CS to 1.25" allows C/CS mount cameras to be attached to any standard 1.25" eyepiece holder.
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT mount.
£1295.00
AZ-EQ6 is Sky-Watcher's top of the range Alt-Azimuth & Equatorial GOTO mount.
Advanced Telescopes
Meade LX600™ with StarLock™
posted: 18th February 2015
Meade LX600 series.
Meade's remarkable LX600 f/8 ACF with StarLock technology takes a giant leap forward by making astro-imaging much easier and making setup and transportation a breeze. The LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter.
Meade LX600 ACF range
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 16th February 2015
Ascension telescopes 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).

Guaranteed to perform at a Strehl Ratio of 0.90 or better. The High Precision models at a Strehl Ratio of 0.95 or better!
Ascension 127ED Triplet.
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Opticstar Picture of the Day
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The M104 galaxy by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
Cooled CCD Cameras
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's
Star Product
updated: 30th January 2015
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Opticstar DS-616C XL.
Not all large format CCD T.E.C. cooled cameras are created equal.
The Opticstar DS-616C XL has earned the annual star product award from Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.

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 hardware...
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Opticstar Telescopes
Portable Computerized (GOTO) Telescopes
posted: 26th June 2014
Opticstar AZ GOTO range.
Shown from left to right: Opticstar AZ90 GOTO, Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
Lightweight and portable computerized telescopes with advanced GOTO handsets making star alignment quick and straightforward. Start observing in a matter of minutes...
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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.

Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 4th November 2014
Willman Bell books.
Acclaimed books from Willmann Bell...
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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.
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