18 October 2020

Learn of a few quick ways to polar align your German Equatorial (or EQ) mount. We will use the Meade LX85 EQ mount to to demonstrate, and most of the techniques will apply to other mounts as well.

30 September 2020

Whether you consider purchasing your second telescope or you are new to astronomy but looking for a more advanced and larger telescope from day one, there are plenty of options.

1 August 2020

Commencing on 1st August 2020, Opticstar Ltd becomes the exclusive retail supplier of Meade Instruments and Coronado Solar products in the United Kingdom.

25 July 2020

The list of telescopes and accessories that are now back in stock for the summer and beyond.

29 June 2020

How to get the most out of these scopes covering them in terms of their components, accessories, observation and basic imaging requirements and finally provisions for their safe storage and transportation.

18 May 2020

Control your Meade computerised telescope wirelessly via Wi-Fi from your smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, you can also control your telescope with a cable connection to a PC running Microsoft Windows.

We test-drive Meade’s latest computer-controlled catadioptric reflector. Meade’s freshly minted LX65 8-inch telescope certainly has extras. It boasts Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, a computerized GoTo mount with motorized tracking, capacity for two telescopes and Meade’s AudioStar control system software, which offers brief “Astronomer Inside” recorded voice descriptions of chosen celestial objects.

Can this mount’s full-time automatic autoguiding make everyone a deep-sky astrophotographer? There are more active deep-sky astrophotographers today than ever before.

"This is really amazing technology, and it sets the LX600 apart from any other fork-mounted telescope on the market, bar none. In a nutshell, every time you slew the LX600 to a new target, StarLock automatically acquires a suitable guide star and begins guiding the telescope accurately enough for astrophotography."

The LX65 series from Meade Instruments provides amateur astronomers with (1) a simple-to-use and portable deep sky visual observation rig and (2) a budget-friendly way to pursue planetary/lunar astrophotography.

Buying your first telescope is probably going to be your most difficult decision as an amateur astronomer.

Whether you consider purchasing your second telescope or you are new to astronomy but you are looking for a more advanced and larger telescope from day one, there are plenty of options.

How to get the most out of the SolarMax III scopes including accessories, observation, basic imaging requirements and provisions for their safe storage and transportation.

This tutorial video demonstrates how to set up and star align the ETX Observer telescopes.

Can a telescope be used as a powerful lens for your DSLR camera? The answer is yes, as demonstrated in this video.

Find out the difference between the various Meade handbox controllers from AudioStar to AutoStar II and III.