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Opticstar AZ80 GOTO
Opticstar AZ80 GOTO.
£229.00
The Opticstar AZ80 GOTO is one of the easiest to use entry level computerized telescopes...
Opticstar MG152
Opticstar MG152.
£449.00
The Opticstar MG152 features acclaimed Maksutov optics and superior build quality.
Opticstar PX-35C
Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR
£149.00
The Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR colour video camera for high quality planetary imaging.
Meade LS 8 ACF
Meade LS 8".
£1850.00
The Meade LS 8 ACF is the most advanced catadioptric telescope on the market.
Coronado PST
Coronado PST solar telescope.
£695.00
The Coronado PST is the most popular Solar telescope on the market.
1.25" x3 XL TeleXtender
Opticstar 1.25" x3 TeleXtender.
£96.00
The Opticstar 1.25" x3 XL TeleXtender is a premium quality optical amplifier that excels...
Meade LX90 SCT 8" UHTC
Meade LX90 SCT 8" UHTC.
£
The Meade LX90 SCT 8 UHTC is a 8" SCT 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...
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.
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO
Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO mount.
£3195.00
The EQ8 PRO is Sky-Watcher's observatory class equatorial GOTO mount with 50kg payload capacity.
Evostar-80ED DS-PRO
Sky-Watcher telescopes.
£449.00
The Evostar 80ED DS-PRO from Sky-Watcher features premium optics in a stunning Black-Diamond livery...
FREE: Plossl eyepiece.
Ascension Laser Sight
Ascension Laser Sight.
£49.95
The Ascension Laser Sight incorporates a 5mW Green Laser and mounting bracket.
Skymax-102 SynScan
Sky-Watcher Skymax-102 SynScan AZ GOTO
£285.00
The Skymax-102 SynScan AZ GOTO from Sky-Watcher is a complete computerized telescope.
Opticstar LRGbB
Opticstar 1.25" LRGbB filter set.
£39.95
The Opticstar LRGbB filters. A set of 5 1.25" filters for imaging.
Auto-Guider Kits
Shoestring auto-guiding kit
£79.80
Elegant, low-cost Auto-Guider connectivity kits from Shoestring Astronomy.
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6GT mount.
£1319.00
AZ-EQ6 is Sky-Watcher's top of the range Alt-Azimuth & Equatorial GOTO mount.
Meade Instruments Corporation
New UK Distributor for Meade Instruments
posted: 3rd September 2014
Meade Instruments, the world's leading telescope manufacturer has appointed Opticstar Ltd as the company's UK distributor.
Meade Instruments "Meade Instruments is pleased to announce the appointment of Opticstar Ltd, as Meade Instruments newest authorized distributor in the UK. Opticstar is well known in the UK market with a very good reputation in terms of technical knowledge and most importantly, customer service."

Victor Aniceto
Vice President - Sales
Meade Instruments Corporation
www.MeadeInstruments.co.uk.
Cooled CCD Cameras
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's
Star Product
updated: 1st September 2014
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 Picture of the Day
Please click on image for more details and full resolution image.
The NGC3372 nebula by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
Opticstar Telescopes
ARC Series Doublet & Quadruplet Refractors
updated: 4th August 2014
Opticstar ARC102S optical tube.
Shown: Opticstar ARC102S optical tube.
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.

The ARC QUAD models feature 4 optical elements providing a corrected flat field of view. Well suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual observation with aperture sizes up to 152mm...
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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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updated: 23rd April 2014
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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.
Opticstar News
DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 12th February 2014
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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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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