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Altair Hypercam IMX224, IMX174 and IMX178 USB3.0 astronomy and microscopy cameras.
Altair Hypercam IMX224, IMX174 and IMX178 USB3.0 astronomy and microscopy cameras.
Category: Info
Posted: 09-17-2016 14:37
Views: 6583

Altair Astro launches the new Hypercam range of high speed USB3.0 astronomy and microscopy imaging cameras.


New Altair Flat-Field Premium Barlows shipping now
New Altair Flat-Field Premium Barlows shipping now
Category: Blogs
Posted: 07-29-2016 10:34
Views: 4080

These new Barlows from Altair Astro have 4-element optics. Not only do they give a flatter field and more even field illumination than conventional Barlows, but colour accuracy is also improved. A step-up over conventional 2-element Barlows. (Click picture for more).


Altair Planet Killer 685nm IR Pass Filter Test Comparison
Altair Planet Killer 685nm IR Pass Filter Test Comparison
Category: Blogs
Posted: 12-15-2015 18:03
Views: 64506

Check out this lunar imaging comparison with and without the Altair 685nm Planet Killer IR Pass Filter...


Today's featured products:

Kendrick DEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater
Kendrick DEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater

NEW! Introducing our newest heater in the Premier Heater line, the Dew-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater

The D...
Price: £75.00

Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono Guide Imaging Camera
Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono Guide Imaging Camera

The Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono camera has the sought after Aptina AR0130 CMOS sensor, with higher sensitivity of about 78% QE.
 
Ver...
Price: £189.99
Starlight Xpress Trius SX 694 (Mono or Colour) CCD Camera
Starlight Xpress Trius SX 694 (Mono or Colour) CCD Camera

The Trius SX-694 features what is probably the best CCD ever released by Sony for astrophotography of this size, with a Quantum Efficiency of 77% which is extremely high for an interline sens...
Price: £2099.00

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: £55.00

Altair PlanoStar 2" 0.79x 3-Element Reducer
Altair PlanoStar 2" 0.79x 3-Element Reducer

This 2" 3-element 0.79x reducer is designed to work with Altair Astro and other refractors with ...
Price: £149.00
iOptron SkyTracker DSLR Ball Head only
iOptron SkyTracker DSLR Ball Head only

This high performance ball head is designed for smooth precision m...
Price: £29.99
Sabre Mount 20 x 170mm Counterweight Shaft
Sabre Mount 20 x 170mm Counterweight Shaft

Optional stainless steel counterweight shaft, with end-stop for Sabre Mount. 20mm OD, projects 170mm from the flat face of the short arm.


Price: £35.00
Kendrick Solar Filter (132mm filter aperture) 150-160mm OD
Kendrick Solar Filter (132mm filter aperture) 150-160mm OD

Kendrick Solar filters use Baader solar film for better performance than glass filters, with no internal reflections to mar contrast and detail. They fasten safely to your telescope dewshield...
Price: £62.00

Altair 60mm Guide Scope - optical tube only with non-rotating helical focuser
Altair 60mm Guide Scope - optical tube only with non-rotating helical focuser

Altair 60mm Straight Through Finder Scope with an indexed non-rotating, helical micro-focuser.
 
Focal length is 225mm (F3.75)  which is perfect for ...
Price: £85.00
Lightwave HYPERWIDE 100° eyepiece 20mm 2"
Lightwave HYPERWIDE 100° eyepiece 20mm 2"

The Lightwave Hyperwide TM 2" 20mm Eyepiece features an amazing 100 degree apparent field of view, for a truly immersive viewing experience. The apparent field of view ...
Price: £299.99
Altair TMS 120mm Guide Scope Rings (Clear Silver)
Altair TMS 120mm Guide Scope Rings (Clear Silver)

The Altair TMS Ultra Light Guide Scope Rings are available in 120mm or 150mm sizes. They have a lightweight design unique to Alta...
Price: £99.50
Altair TMS Heavy Duty Universal Saddle Plate for iEQ45, G11, EQ6, HEQ5 (Clear Silver)
Altair TMS Heavy Duty Universal Saddle Plate for iEQ45, G11, EQ6, HEQ5 (Clear Silver)

The USP is a heavy duty saddle plate which is designed to replace the factory clamps on equatorial mounts with a more rigid and precise alternative for im...
Price: £159.00
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