14 July 2021

The Sun is located at the centre of the Solar System and is a star formed around 4.6 billion years ago. It is a sphere of hot plasma that appears as mostly white, radiating energy primarily in the visible spectrum and also infrared wavelengths both of which can observed with an appropriate Solar filter.

17 June 2021

Whether you are focusing on the solar edge or surface features in the chromosphere, the SolarMax III provides razor sharp detail. The external etalon filter can be easily removed to use the scope as a normal refractor for night time astronomy.

2 June 2021

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars has acquired the assets of Meade Instruments Corp. For over four decades Meade has been one of the world's largest manufacturers of telescopes and the most prestigious brand for amateur astronomers, working closely with independent retailers serving both casual and professional astronomers.

26 May 2021

Meade Wilderness spotting scopes are ideal for high-magnification, high-resolution observation of terrestrial subjects. Explore the subtleties of a bird’s feather structure from 50 yards, read license plates more than one mile in the distance, or use the spotting scope for casual astronomical observations.

15 May 2021

We have introduced the option of purchasing the products listed on this website. Payments can be made by credit card or debit card.

5 February 2021

The new product catalogue for 2021 is now available to download. It includes the latest Meade and Coronado products.

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.

The Sun is located at the centre of the Solar System and is a star formed around 4.6 billion years ago. It is a sphere of hot plasma that appears as mostly white, radiating energy primarily in the visible spectrum and also infrared wavelengths both of which can observed with an appropriate Solar filter.

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.