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Introducing the new Starwave 102 F11 Achromat
Introducing the new Starwave 102 F11 Achromat
Category: Blogs
Posted: 08-23-2014 17:25
Views: 1587
The classic long focal length Achromat we grew up with, with a modern twist.

iOptron SkyGuider DSLR Astrophotography mount - now includes free Ball-Head
iOptron SkyGuider DSLR Astrophotography mount - now includes free Ball-Head
Category: Blogs
Posted: 11-30-2013 19:27
Views: 17386
iOptron SkyGuider reviewed in Sky at Night Magazine

ED glass types used in Altair Wave Series Refractors, and how this affects optical performance.
ED glass types used in Altair Wave Series Refractors, and how this affects optical performance.
Category: Blogs
Posted: 12-29-2012 13:44
Views: 37484
Comments: 9

Explains what types of ED glass we use in our Wave Series refractors, and why we use it.


Today's featured products:

Ioptron Minitower v2.0 GOTO Mount
Ioptron Minitower v2.0 GOTO Mount

NEW The Minitower V2.0 replaces the v1.0 building on the huge success of that model - with enhanced components and encoders for higher acc...
Price: £799.00

Celestron SkyQ Link WiFi Adapter
Celestron SkyQ Link WiFi Adapter

WiFi Access to the Universe with Celestron SkyQ Link
 
Celestron's innovative new SkyQ Link WiFi Module takes the technology behind t...
Price: £105.00
Daystar QUARK Prominence Filter Assembly
Daystar QUARK Prominence Filter Assembly

Availability: Contact us to pre-order Batch #4 stock arriving August/September. Contact us for solar powered power sup...
Price: £799.00
Paramount MX+ PLUS Mount with StarBase CNC Tripod COMBO
Paramount MX+ PLUS Mount with StarBase CNC Tripod COMBO

This combo package includes a British-made StarBase field tripod with Paramount MX mount.

The StarBase CNC field tripod:

The UK made StarBase CNC machin...
Set your own price!

Altair 130mm ED Triplet, iOptron CEM60 & Altair 8" Observatory Pier COMBO
Altair 130mm ED Triplet, iOptron CEM60 & Altair 8" Observatory Pier COMBO

This combo package includes an Altair Wave Series 130mm ED Triplet APO, an Altair-SkyShed 8" Steel Pier, an iOptron CEM60 mount. Probably the best value package for an observatory build....
Price: £4795.00

Starwave 200mm Vixen Style Dovetail Bar (44.5mm width)
Starwave 200mm Vixen Style Dovetail Bar (44.5mm width)

The Starwave Vixen-format dovetail bar allows easy attachment of your telescope tube rings at various positions along it's length.

Features:

  • 3x 35mm length ...
    Price: £32.50
Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor
Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor

Featuring ED optics, the travel-friendly Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet refractor can be taken anywhere.
 
The optical tube folds down to just u...
Price: £399.00
Starwave Vixen to Losmandy Adapter for Skywatcher EQ5 & EQ3-2 iOptron iEQ30 Mount
Starwave Vixen to Losmandy Adapter for Skywatcher EQ5 & EQ3-2 iOptron iEQ30 Mount

Convert your Vixen-format mount to the wider 3" Losmandy-format dovetail with this conversion clamp. It fits the following mounts and more:

  • Skywatcher EQ5, EQ3-2
  • ...
    Price: £69.99
Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP) with USB 2.0
Celestron NexImage 5 Solar System Imager (5MP) with USB 2.0

The Celestron NexImage 5MP Solar System Imager allows you to capture high resolution 5 Megapixel planetary, lunar and solar images with your telescope. 
 
Price: £169.00
Howie Glatter Laser Collimator for RC or Cassegrain (1.25-2" 532nm Bright Green)
Howie Glatter Laser Collimator for RC or Cassegrain (1.25-2" 532nm Bright Green)

This Glatter 1.25-2” stepped bright green laser collimator is the best tool for imagers using Altair Ritchey Chretien’s (RC’s) or Cassegrain telescopes. 
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Price: £249.00
Altair Lightwave 6mm LER 1.25" Planetary Eyepiece
Altair Lightwave 6mm LER 1.25" Planetary Eyepiece

The Altair Lightwave TM 6mm Planetary Long Eye Relief Eyepiece delivers high power with a short focal length telescope, such as a small refractor, so it's ideal for high p...
Price: £45.00

Altair Lightwave 3mm LER 1.25" Planetary Eyepiece
Altair Lightwave 3mm LER 1.25" Planetary Eyepiece

The Altair Lightwave TM 3mm Planetary Long Eye Relief Eyepiece delivers high power with a short focal length telescope, such as a small refractor, so it's ideal for high p...
Price: £45.00