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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.
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 LS 8 ACF
Meade LS 8".
£1850.00
The Meade LS 8 ACF is the most advanced catadioptric telescope on the market.
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" 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 LX200 ACF 14" UHTC
Meade LX200 ACF 14" UHTC.
£7495.00
The Meade LX200 ACF 14 UHTC is a 14" 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.
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.
Skyliner-300P FlexTube
Sky-Watcher Skyliner-300P FlexTube.
£848.00
The Skyliner-300P FlexTube feature retactable optical tubes, making them easy to transport and store offering the ultimate flexibility...
Ascension Accessories
Ascension Red Dot Finder.
£39.99
The Ascension Red Dot Finder with four selectable reticule patterns and brightness levels.
AR80S Guidescope
Opticstar AR80S Gold Guidescope.
£199.00
The Opticstar AR80S Gold Guidescope is an 80mm short refractor for auto-guiding.
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 Promotion
Save £400 on Meade's LX90 ACF Series
posted: 11th October 2014
Meade LX90 ACF promotion
Meade's LX90 ACF is a favourite of astronomers making the jump to their first, serious larger aperture telescope. The long list of features include Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, computerized GOTO, built-in GPS, AudioStar computer controller and Astronomer Inside. While stocks last.
Meade LX90 ACF range
Opticstar Showroom
Retail Showroom No Longer Open to the Public
posted: 24th September 2014
Showroom. Due to our new role as the UK distributor for Meade Instruments we regret to announce that our retail showroom will no longer be open to the public from 1st November 2014 onwards.

Online sales on our website are not affected by this in any way and will continue as usual.

Email: info@opticstar.com
Tel: (0161) 969 9008
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.meade.uk.com.
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 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: 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.

Willmann Bell
Books for Astronomy
updated: 12th December 2013
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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