Solar telescopes designed to look at the sun in the Ha wavelength are special purpose telescopes used to observe the Sun. Solar telescopes operating in the Ha wavelength (635nM) allow observation of surface detail and solar flair activity and make great instruments for solar photography. The sun can also be observed in white light using a standard telescope with the correct sun filter fitted.
Taking pictures of what you can see through your telescope is great fun and can be as simple as using your smart phone for pictures of the moon through to dedicated planetary or deep sky imagers. If you would like to get started in this exciting part of Astronomy contact us and we will be happy to help. To see our full range of cameras and accessories visit our astrophotography section.
We have a wide range of telescopes for those who are just starting out and are looking for their first telescope. If you are still unsure what certain terms mean or you are just unsure we would love to hear from you and you can phone us at any time during opening hours and we’ll be happy to have chat with you.
Altair GPCAM 2 colour & MONO Luna & Planetary Cameras
The Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono camera has the sought after Aptina AR0130 CMOS sensor, with higher sensitivity of about 78% QE. Very high sensitivity in the far red / NIR region makes the GPCAM2 AR0130 especially good for solar imaging.
The Altair GPCAM2 IMX224 Colour camera has the sought after Sony Exmor IMX224 CMOS sensor, with high sensitivity, and extremely low read noise, possibly the lowest of any similar sized sensor. It can be used for solar, planetary, lunar “lucky” imaging as well as long exposure deepsky imaging and of course video astronomy. Time-lapse all-sky imaging (with optional meteor lens) is fully supported in the software.
Meade Series 5000 eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief at irresistible prices. You simply won’t believe how a premium eyepiece improves your view, no matter what scope you own. See pinpoint resolution edge-to-edge with luxuriously long eye relief. If you think our Series 5000 eyepieces look good on the outside, wait until you see the heavens through one.
The long awaited Celestron wedge for Nexstar evolution and SE 6/8 is finally here! In stock now for immediate delivery!
Celestron wedge for Nexstar evolution and SE 6/8 telescopes : This Wedge was reengineered from the ground-up, specifically tailored to the NexStar Evolution and SE’s size and styling. Weight is minimal to keep the whole setup light and portable, yet the platform is sturdy to support taking long exposure astrophotos.
Unlock the full imaging potential from your NexStar Evolution or SE 6/8 mount with this new Wedge!
Celestron Wedge for Evolution and SE 6/8″: £295.00 Buy Now!
Celestron’s updated SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module turns your smartphone or tablet into your own personal planetarium and observatory! Works with all current Celestron telescopes that feature GOTO and may older models too.
Simply plug the WiFi module into your telescope’s Hand Control or AUX port and connect to its wireless signal with your device. Instantly, your device becomes a wireless hand controller for your telescope, guiding you through the alignment process and slewing to any celestial object with a simple tap.
Telescopes, binoculars & stargazing gear for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers.
At f1 Telescopes, we’re passionate about all things astronomy. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or just starting out, we’re here to offer a wide range of products at great prices, backed up by friendly and enthusiastic advice. From our head office in Sittingbourne, Kent, items can be purchased online for home delivery or collected in store.
Put simply, if it’s out there on the marketplace, its highly likely we have it in stock. But if you do not find the items you are seeking, speak to us first and we will do our best to serve you.
We are appointed agents for every product we sell. All brands come from official UK distributors and therefore carry the full manufacturers warranty.
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When you buy online from us, we do not take any funds until your order is ready for dispatch. Please see our terms and conditions for full details of our returns.
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Got a question for us? We’re happy to answer any queries you have before or after you place your order. We are very beginner friendly, so if you are unsure of anything or need some useful advice, don’t be afraid to ask!