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Meade LX65 6" ACF
Meade LX65 6" Mak
£980.00
The LX65 6" ACF features razor sharp ACF (Advanced Coma Free) optics and AudioStar simplisity in an easy to use telescope system.
Meade LX85 70mm APO
Meade LX85 70mm APO QUAD Astrograph
£1639.00
The LX85 70mm APO QUAD is an Astrograph on a high quality, portable, GoTo, equatorial mount. Well suited for astro-photography...
Meade ETX80 Observer
Meade ETX80 Observer
£285.00
The new ETX80 Observer telescope is ultra-portable and ideal for astronomy and terrestrial use.
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC
Meade LX90 ACF 8" UHTC.
£1680.00
The Meade LX90 ACF 8 UHTC is a 8" advanced catadioptric with a computerised fork mount.
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.
Coronado PST
Coronado PST solar telescope.
£810.00
The Coronado PST is the most popular Solar telescope on the market.
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...
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.
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.
7.5mm-22.5mm ZOOM
Opticstar XL 7.5mm-22.5mm ZOOM Eyepiece.
£145.00
The Opticstar XL 7.5mm-22.5mm ZOOM is a premium zoom eyepiece of superior optical quality and craftsmanship...
Premium Telescopes
Ascension ED Triplet APOs
updated: 20th September 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
Cooled CCD Cameras
New Opticstar DS-616C XL+
updated: 20th September 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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Opticstar Picture of the Day
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Jupiter by S. Ota with the Opticstar PX-35C COOLAIR.
Fully Automated Telescopes
Meade LS ACF - LightSwitch
updated: 19th September 2018
Meade LS ACF series.
Meade’s revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ telescope uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope.
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Books for Astronomy
updated: 14th August 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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