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Altair GPCAM AR0130C Colour

The GPCAMAR0130C is an all-in-one General Purpose astronomy camera with a 1.2mpx COLOUR CMOS AR0130 sensor.

Enjoy full HD imaging at lower cost than ever before; driven by maturing CMOS technology.

For autoguiding with the Altair Miniguider and Starwave optical tube range, the GPCAM camera is ideal. You get light weight direct fitment to your Miniguider OTA – just like a 1.25″ eyepiece; no adapters required.

Starwave 70ED and iOptron CUBE PRO
Starwave 70ED and iOptron CUBE PRO

This is the ideal “grab ‘n go” mount and telescope combination for those who want a portable solution with quality ED optics, and an accurate GOTO mount for general observing.

Starwave 70ED refractor with ED optics: Featuring ED optics, the travel-friendly Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet refractor can be taken anywhere. The optical tube folds down to just under 30cm length with the dewshield retracted, and weighs about 2kg. When compared to small Achromatic refractors of similar size, length and focal ratio, the Starwave 70 ED offers better mechanics for easier focusing, and truer colour rendition due to the ED optics.

Celestron Skyris 236C CMOSSkyris 236C CMOS

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Skyris 236C is a one-shot colour camera, allowing you to capture full-colour images instantly. There’s no need to image the same target multiple times to capture different colours. You also won’t need to invest in filters and a filter wheel.

A 236 Monochrome Camera is also available.

Lunt 50mm H-alpha Telescope
Lunt 50mm H-alpha Telescope

The LS50THa from Lunt Solar Systems is a 50mm, unobstructed, pressure-tuned, dedicated Hydrogen-alpha telescope.

True Doppler Tuning (Pressure Tuning) allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3D-like component to the viewing experience. While looking at a filament at the center of the Sun the user has the ability to Doppler shift from the base of the filament to the tip, following the filament through it’s structure toward you and away from you, allowing for enhanced visual and imaging capability for the observer as well as a research tool for the avid hobbyist.

iOptron ZEQ25-GT Portable Astro Photography Mount
iOptron ZEQ25-GT Portable Astro Photography Mount

The ZEQ25-GT is a GOTO equatorial mount from iOptron designed for imaging and visual observing. It offers one of the most sophisticated electronic/mechanical packages on the market today in a smaller sized equatorial mount, with all the features you need to start imaging in the field quickly and easily.

The new iOptron “Z” design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. Given its payload capacity, this means the “Z” designed mount is unusually light; a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. Other features include an adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft this design is known as the CEM or Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount.

Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor Telescope with 2″ Crayford Focuser
Starwave 70ED F6 Travel Refractor Telescope with 2″ Crayford Focuser

Featuring ED optics, the travel-friendly Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet refractor can be taken anywhere. The optical tube folds down to just under 30cm length with the dewshield retracted, and weighs about 2kg. The Starwave 70ED is capable of both visual observation and wide-field imaging in a single telescope. The included accessories are high quality items, designed to do the Starwave 70 ED optics justice.

The Starwave 70 ED is an ideal beginner’s choice for wide-field imaging with your DSLR or compact camera. It’s a lot easier to use than a Newtonian reflector, due to it’s small size and light weight, and because the optics do not require frequent collimation or adjustment.

Celestron Neximage Burst ColourNexImage Burst Colour

Capture high-resolution planetary, lunar and solar images with the NexImage Burst Solar System Imager. This innovative camera is easy enough for a beginner to use, but features one of the best CMOS sensors available for astroimaging. It’s compatible with any computerized telescope or a non-computerized telescope with a motor drive for tracking celestial objects.

Combined with the included software package, NexImage Burst brings out tremendous detail and produces images rivalling those taken with astronomical cameras costing hundreds more.

Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi ModuleCelestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module

Celestron’s updated SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module turns your smartphone or tablet into your own personal planetarium and observatory!

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.

Meade 5000 Mega Wide Angle EyepiecesMeade 5000 Mega Wide Angle Eyepieces

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.

XPlore Scientific ED APO 102mm f/7 CarbonExplore Scientific ED APO 102mm f/7 Carbon

The three-lens design of the Explores Scientific ED-Apochromats provides everything an amateur astronomer desires – at a reasonable price. The construction with Hoya FCD001 ED glass has two air spaces and provides a level of correction so superior to the two-lens constructions, that are common in this price class, that you will see the difference immediately. Due to the Carbon fibre construction this telescope is about 2kg lighter than it’s aluminium brother. Because of the low weight this telescope can be used with a wide range of portable mounts.

Meade LS ACF LightSwitch SeriesMeade LS ACF LightSwitch Series

Meade’s revolutionary LS LightSwitch telescope uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT and ECLIPS CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. Astronomer Inside then takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The new aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy. All this combined with Meade’s Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

Celestron Cosmos 90 GT Wi-FiCosmos 90 GT Wi-Fi

Interact with the night sky in a whole new way using the COSMOS 90GT Wi-Fi telescope and your smartphone or tablet!

The first WiFi telescope commercially available, the COSMOS 90GT creates its own wireless connection, so it can communicate with your device even in remote locations where WiFi or cellular networks are not available.

Celestron TetraView LCD Touch Screen MicroscopeCelestron TetraView LCD Digital Touch Screen Microscope

The professional-level Celestron TetraView LCD Digital Microscope is a touchscreen LCD microscope with advanced features at a reasonable price. TetraView features four fully achromatic lens objectives, a fully mechanical stage, a 4.3” TFT full color touch screen, 5 MP CMOS sensor, and a 2 GB SD card for storing your photos and videos. Taking high-resolution images and video of specimen slides has never been easier.

Great for the discriminating professional or serious hobbyist, the TetraView microscope is an excellent tool for labs, schools, scientific research, and more.

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