01 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 guide | article | solar astronomy

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

how-to guide | article | telescope control

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.

02 May 2020

how-to guide | video | astrophotography

This video demonstrates how to attach your planetary camera to the telescope for prime focus astrophotography.

30 April 2020

how-to guide | video | astrophotography

Learn how to attach your camera to the telescope for prime focus deep sky photography.

07 April 2020

how-to guide | article | beginner

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

31 March 2020

how-to guide | video | star align | LX65

In this video tutorial, you will find out how to setup and align your Meade LX65 telescope.

24 January 2020

review | article | LX600

The value of the LX600 comes as much from its timing as from its advanced technology.

06 November 2019

review | apochromatic | Series 6000

Meade Series 6000 115mm APO review by Sky & Telescope magazine.

18 September 2019

LX65 | ACF | Advanced Coma Free

BBC Sky at Night magazine reviews the Meade LX65 8” ACF in the October 2019 issue.

31 July 2019

astrophotography | DSI-IV

The acclaimed DSI camera series is back, and its more advanced than ever with a 16MP Panasonic CMOS image sensor and two-stage thermo-electric cooler.

15 July 2019

astrophotography | LPI-G

If you’re looking to capture lunar, planetary, and even solar images at an affordable price, then Meade’s LPI-G might be exactly what you need.

06 June 2019

LX65 | ACF | Advanced Coma Free

SkyNews magazine's review of the Meade LX65 8” ACF by Ken Hewitt-White.

27 May 2019

LX65 | ACF | Advanced Coma Free

Meade LX65 203mm (8”) review by Matthew DeSipio, Meade Brand Ambassador.

11 April 2019


The new product catalogue for 2019 is now available to download. It includes the latest Meade and Coronado products.

08 February 2019


Can this mount’s full-time automatic autoguiding make everyone a deep-sky astrophotographer? Original review published in Sky & Telescope magazine.

17 January 2019


Eyepieces are the most popular telescope accessories. They are used to adjust the magnification of the telescope, trading off magnification with field of view. Meade’s eyepieces have an excellent reputation for value and performance.

19 December 2018

intermediate telescopes | portable telescopes

Christmas is almost here and so are the new LX65 and LX85 telescopes from Meade! The Maksutov, Newtonian and refracting models arrive in the UK this week.

19 September 2018

intermediate telescopes | portable telescopes

What is more important? Premium optics or ease of use? Now you can have both! The up and coming LX65 telescope series from Meade is packed with more features than any other telescope in its class.

05 June 2018

solar telescopes

Meade Instruments has announced four new Coronado solar telescopes in the latest SolarMax III series. The new models are fitted with full aperture 90mm external etalon filters, surpassing the performance of solar telescope designs that use smaller internal H-α etalons.

29 March 2018

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes | navigation

The ETX Observer telescopes are lightweight and portable, making them ideal for astronomy on the move and newcomers to the hobby.

20 December 2017

law | navigation

Under new proposals there will be severe punishments for offenders shining laser pens at air, ground or sea vehicles. The new law has been put forward by the transport department.

19 October 2017

solar telescopes | optical tubes

The new Meade Series 6000 70mm APO Quadruplet and the Coronado SolarMax III 70 telescopes have been announced in the November 2017 issue of Astronomy Now magazine.

10 August 2017

solar telescopes

Find out why the revolutionary Coronado SolarMax II with RichView™ tuning technology brings solar viewing to a whole new level.

05 July 2017

astronomy cameras

A review of the LPI-G Colour camera has been published in the July 2017 issue of BBC Sky at Night magazine. The LPI-G is a planetary, lunar and solar imaging camera.

29 June 2017

solar telescopes

The Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is the world’s most popular solar telescope. The PST is portable and powerful at the same time. It can show prominences, active regions, filaments, as well as other surface details.

22 May 2017

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

There is another excellent review for the ETX90 Observer published in the June issue of Astronomy Now magazine.

16 May 2017

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

The ETX Observer series of telescopes is reviewed in issue 64 of All About Space magazine.

14 February 2017


The European AstroFest is now over for another year. Pulsar Observatories had a large display of Meade and Coronado telescopes as well as showing their latest observatory domes.

24 January 2017


Meade and Coronado telescopes will be on display at the European AstroFest on the 10 and 11 February 2017. Meade telescopes on display include the LS (LightSwitch), LX90 and LX600.

12 January 2017

advanced telescopes

A new advertisement has appeared in the January 2017 issue of Astronomy Now magazine. it promotes the LX850 series of equatorial telescopes.

28 December 2016

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

The ETX90 Observer telescope is reviewed in issue 59 of All About Space magazine.

08 December 2016

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

This time of year, many people purchase their first telescope and we often get asked to recommend a computerised entry level telescope. There are many options but two telescopes come to mind, the Meade StarNavigator 90 and the Meade ETX80 Observer.

15 November 2016

ETX | photography

Can a telescope be used as a powerful lens for your DSLR camera? The answer is yes, as demonstrated in Fotodiox’s video below. In this case a Meade ETX90 is used as a 1250mm lens for prime focus terrestrial photography. The ETX’s motorized fork mount and fine adjustment controls prove particularly useful.

25 October 2016

advanced telescopes | telescope control | astronomy cameras

A new advertisement has been published in the November 2016 issue of BBC Sky at Night magazine. It promotes the Meade LX90 ACF series of telescopes, the Meade Stella Wi-Fi Adapter and the Meade LPI-G cameras.

25 October 2016

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

The ETX90 Observer telescope is reviewed in the November issue of BBC Sky at Night magazine.

19 October 2016


The International Astronomy Show (IAS) was hosted once again at the Stoneleigh Park near Coventry. The two-day event took place on 14th and 15th October. Meade Instruments was represented at this year’s event by a number of dealers including Green Witch, 365 Astronomy and the Widescreen Centre.

11 October 2016 (updated: 27 March 2020)

how-to guide | article | telescope control

Introducing STELLA, the exciting new accessory from Meade Instruments. STELLA allows the user to control a Meade telescope remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

15 September 2016


Next week Meade will be exhibiting at Photokina between 20th and 25th September 2016. Photokina is the world's largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries.

24 September 2016


The Meade display at Photokina 2016 has been a great success!

05 September 2016

advanced telescopes

The LX600 is the latest model of Meade’s advanced line of fork-mounted telescopes that trace their roots back to the 1980’s. The LX600 features an extensive range of advanced features including Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optics; a much improved optical design over the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. In addition to the ACF optics other major innovations include fully automated star alignment, full-time auto-guiding and automatic Periodic Error Correction (PEC).

04 September 2016

sport optics

This month's All About Space magazine, issue 55, features a review of the Meade Wilderness 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope.

26 August 2016

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

There is a new advertisement that has appeared in two UK magazines. It promotes the new ETX Observer telescopes. The advert appears in Astronomy Now and Sky at Night magazines.

02 August 2016

beginner telescopes

The Meade LightBridge Mini is reviewed in the August issue of Astronomy Now magazine.

11 July 2016

beginner telescopes | portable telescopes

The Meade ETX series of telescopes has been re-launched with two major enhancements. The AutoStar handbox has been replaced with the latest AudioStar handbox and the optical tube is now removable from the fork mount.

03 July 2016


The North West Astronomy Festival (NWAstroFest) is an annual event held in Runcorn, Cheshire. The festival brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise then shares it with its audience. The festival is attended by a variety of exhibitors including clubs, societies, educational groups and traders.

27 June 2016

beginner telescopes

The Meade LightBridge Mini 130 is reviewed in the July issue of Sky at Night magazine.

24 June 2016


Meade's Scott Byrum demonstrates to Dennis di Cicco from Sky & Telescope magazine the LX600, LX850, ETX Observer and LightBridge Mini telescopes. Plus, the Stella Wi-Fi Adapter.

18 June 2016

European Space Agency

Earlier today, British astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth concluding a six-month mission in space on board the International Space Station (ISS). Tim was part of a three-member crew that landed in Kazakhstan inside a Russian Soyuz capsule.

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Tring Astronomy Centre
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European Extremely Large Telescope
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