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05 October 2022

Imaging sensors need to be kept clean to ensure images free of artefacts. Dust is the most common cause of such problems. Fortunately, dust can be removed from a sensor with the right tools.

26 September 2022

October’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

07 September 2022

Find out how to power your telescope or mount, using an appropriate mains power adapter or portable power tank.

26 August 2022

September’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

12 August 2022

The relevance of celestial object magnitude to imaging. Many amateur astronomers use the apparent magnitude of a celestial object as a guide to selecting a target in terms of its brightness.

25 July 2022

August’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

06 July 2022

Birding is a popular pastime for those that love the outdoors. This activity allows you to connect with nature from all around the world.

24 June 2022

The deep sky guide for July highlights various deep sky objects of interest and lists other items useful to the amateur astronomer.

10 June 2022

Find out how to capture images of interplanetary objects to be later processed on a computer with the appropriate software.

27 May 2022

June's deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

03 May 2022

The size of the camera sensor and the focal length of your telescope are the two most important factors affecting the field of view.

22 April 2022

The deep sky guide for May highlights various deep sky objects of interest and lists other items useful to the amateur astronomer.

04 April 2022

Learn how to setup your Meade LightBridge Plus telescope quickly and easily.

25 March 2022

April’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

09 March 2022

Images can be captured with a telescope in a number of ways, namely at Prime Focus...

25 February 2022

The deep sky guide for March provides notes of the various deep sky objects of interest and lists other items useful to the amateur astronomer.

09 February 2022

Part two of how to use SkyCapture software. SkyCapture can control Meade's LPI-G, LPI-G Advanced and DSI-IV cameras.

25 January 2022

The deep sky guide for February highlights various deep sky objects of interest and lists other items useful to the amateur astronomer.

11 January 2022

This video demonstrates SkyCapture software. SkyCapture can control Meade's LPI-G, LPI-G Advanced and DSI-IV cameras.

23 December 2021

January’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

01 December 2021

Learn how to align your Meade AZ telescope, including the StarNavigartor NG, ETX Observer, LX65, LX90, LX200 and more.

25 November 2021

The deep sky guide for December highlights various deep sky objects of interest and lists other items useful to the amateur astronomer.

01 November 2021

A tour of Meade Instruments' factory in Tijuana, Mexico where the company’s most advanced astronomical telescopes are manufactured including the Coronado solar telescopes.

22 October 2021

November’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

08 October 2021

This article identifies the parts of a complete imaging system for astronomy...

26 September 2022

October’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

08 September 2021

The LX65 series represents Meade Instruments' latest telescopes that have been designed to make the universe accessible...

25 August 2021

September’s deep sky guide provides notes for exploring various interesting deep sky objects and lists other items of interest useful to the amateur astronomer.

06 August 2021

The Sun is a 4.6 billion years old star of hot plasma located at the centre of the Solar System. The Sun spins round itself but being a gas giant, it rotates once every 24 days round the equator where it will take more than 35 days for a full rotation near it poles.

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.

17 June 2021

Whether you are focusing on the solar edge or surface features in the chromosphere, the SolarMax III provides razor sharp detail.

02 June 2021

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars has acquired the assets of Meade Instruments Corp.

26 May 2021

Meade Wilderness spotting scopes are ideal for high-magnification, high-resolution observation of terrestrial subjects.

15 May 2021

We have introduced the option of purchasing the products listed on this website.

05 February 2021

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

01 December 2020

Get the most out of your telescope when visually observing the Moon, planets, comets and deep sky objects.

23 November 2020

In this video, we will show you how to setup and use your Meade Series 6000 50mm Guide Scope.

18 October 2020

Learn of a few quick ways to polar align your German Equatorial (or EQ) mount.

30 September 2020

Whether you consider purchasing your second telescope or you are new to astronomy but you are looking for a more advanced...

01 August 2020

Commencing on 1st August 2020, Opticstar Ltd becomes the exclusive retail supplier of Meade Instruments...

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...

18 May 2020

Control your Meade computerised telescope wirelessly via Wi-Fi from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

02 May 2020

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

30 April 2020

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

07 April 2020

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

31 March 2020

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

24 January 2020

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

06 November 2019

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

18 September 2019

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

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2022 (19)
October (1)
Imaging sensors: dust, blemishes, dead and hot pixels
September (2)
October deep sky watch
Powering your telescope
August (2)
September deep sky watch
Apparent magnitude and its relevance to imaging
July (2)
August deep sky watch
Bring wildlife up close and personal
June (2)
July deep sky watch
Imaging with a video camera
May (2)
June deep sky watch
Sensor size and field of view
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May deep sky watch
How to setup the Meade LightBridge Plus
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April deep sky watch
Image projection explained
February (2)
March deep sky watch
How to use Meade SkyCapture part 2
January (2)
February deep sky watch
How to use Meade SkyCapture part 1
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January deep sky watch
Aligning your computerised Alt-Az telescope
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December deep sky watch
Meade Instruments - Tijuana factory
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November deep sky watch
Imaging with a telescope
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An introduction to the Meade LX65 ACF telescopes
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Observing the Sun
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Understanding the Coronado PST & SolarMax III solar telescopes
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Solar and night-time astronomy
Reorganisation of Meade Instruments
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Wilderness Spotting Scopes
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Product catalogue 2021
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Visual observation through an astronomical telescope
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How to Setup & Use Your 50mm Guide Scope
October (1)
How to polar align your equatorial telescope
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Choosing your second telescope
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Exclusive Meade dealer
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Stock update
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Coronado SolarMax III 70/90 solar telescope: A primer
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Remote control for Meade telescopes
Planetary prime focus astrophotography
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Deep sky prime focus astrophotography
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How to setup and align your Meade LX65 telescope
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Meade LX65 8" ACF review
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Product catalogue 2019
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Meade LX850 astro-imaging system
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Meade and Coronado eyepieces
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SolarMax III and Series 6000 APO Quad
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Meade LPI-G camera review
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Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)
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Meade at the European AstroFest 2017
Meade LX850 advert in print
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Meade ETX90 Observer review
Choosing a small computerised telescope
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Photography with the Meade ETX90
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The International Astronomy Show 2016
Meade STELLA Wi-Fi adapter
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All-new Meade ETX Observer
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