1 December 2020

Get the most out of your telescope when visually observing the Moon, planets, comets and deep sky objects. We will be reviewing the most popular telescope designs used for observational purposes before venturing into other aspects.

23 November 2020

In this video, we will show you how to setup and use your Meade Series 6000 50mm Guide Scope. This guide scope is suitable for auto-guiding both short and long focal length telescopes.

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.

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.

Get the most out of your telescope when visually observing the Moon, planets, comets and deep sky objects. We will be reviewing the most popular telescope designs used for observational purposes before venturing into other aspects.

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.