Welcome to Khan Scope Centre, your specialist in high quality optical equipment. Our goal is to provide you with the best selection of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes you'll find anywhere - and friendly, knowledgeable customer service to match. Here you will find a full compliment of genuine scientific equipment, in stock and ready to meet your needs.
Khan Scope Centre is open seven days a week for your convenience and we invite you to enjoy free parking when you visit our Retail Store. We provide both new and used equipment and welcome trade-ins. Feel free to contact us at any time. You'll find optics to fit every need... and every budget!
Regular Store Hours:
Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Extended Retail Store Holiday Hours: (Starting November 15th through December 22) Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Note To Our Valued Customers: Due to fluctuating currency rates, prices will be adjusted up or down at the time of your order.
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy Still Visible...
If you were disappointed because you didn't get to enjoy Comet ISON before it broke up, then weep no more. Comet Lovejoy will be happy to take its place! At the opening of December, you'll find this fuzzy green comet with the long tail located to the north of the constellations of Bootes and Corona Borealis and easily within the capabilities of small optics. At mid-month it will have reached Hercules and be positioned to the southeast of bright keystone star, Zeta. By Christmas it have journeyed just a short distance east of Delta Herculis and continue eastward until the end of the year. How long can you follow it?
Comet Lovejoy and M44 - Image Credit: Damian PeachGiving the gift of astronomy...
Are you interested in giving the gift of astronomy to a family member for the holidays? Then don't be fooled by advertising cliches. Telescopes which feature high magnification or over-the-top computer features aren't always good choices and will probably end up collecting more dust than starlight. For about the same amount of money as a video game system, you can purchase genuine astronomical equipment which will last through a lifetime of curiousity and exploration.
Choosing a telescope or pair of binoculars for astronomy isn't always an easy task - that's why our representatives at Khan Scope are here to help. Be it a telescope for a child or telescope accessories for a seasoned amateur astronomer, we have what you're looking for at the prices you demand. Don't throw away your hard-earned cash on a department store telescope and get department store quality. We can assist you in selecting the right optical equipment for your needs at the amount of money you want to invest. Feel free to give us a call, email us or stop by our showroom with any questions you might have. We're here to help!
You can buy in-store or on-line with confidence when you shop at Khan Scope!Excellent choice for gift giving...
In 1609, Galileo Galilei first looked through his telescope, and changed science forever. His discoveries provided solid evidence that disproved the prevailing belief that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Throughout history, scientists such as Johannes Kepler and Sir Isaac Newton further revolutionized the design of the telescope. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, Sky-Watcher is proud to present the commemorative edition of Newton's telescope - the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 - 76mm Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope - Midnight Blue.
Perfect for office, display, home or beginner's telescope!Get heavenly views with this complete telescope eyepiece set!
Like lures in a tacklebox, every cosmic fisherman needs an assortment of telescope eyepieces to make the most of their astronomy experience. Why purchase them one at a time when you can get an entire collection? You'll love the Explore Scientific Bresser 70 Degree Field Eyepiece Set with its fully multi-coated, five element configuration. The 6 piece set includes one each of 10mm, 15mm and 20mm (1.25") and one each of 25mm, 30mm and 35mm (2"). It comes shipped in an attractive, reusuable carrying box to keep your telescope eyepiece investment safe. What more could you ask for?
Includes new lifetime warranty!Save BIG with end of the year Celestron Rebates!
Right now Celestron is offering some HUGE rebates of a selection of their premier products. Save up to $200 on the best-selling Celestron NexStar SE Telescopes! For the second time in Celestron history, they will be offering a fully computerized 8" SCT telescope for an incredibly low price. You'll also find $300 off on Celestron CPC Computerized Telescopes. Need more? Then take a look at the outstanding sale from now until December 31st on Celestron Granite ED Binoculars. But don't stop there, because the savings continue with the new, top of the line Celestron Regal M2 ED Spotting Scopes. You'll be impressed not only with the optical quality, but the great deals on these premier Celestron products!
Grab these savings while they last!In stock now! Meade LightSwitch technology brings the fun back to astronomy!
This award-winning 8" f/10 (2000mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed. Meade's patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It's that simple. The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer on the Meade LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions. The included "Astronomer Inside" feature delivers over four hours of fun and informational audio presentations which can be heard over the built in speaker, and 30 minutes of video presentations and animations plus hundreds of still images which can be watched over an external TV or monitor. The Meade LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope also includes a Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera which lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external monitor or store them on a SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out!
These telescopes are difficult to find, so take advantage of our in-stock availability and enjoy this amazing new technology!Here's a holiday deal that promises you'll save cash! We're offering this special bundle deal for $1386!
The Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope will enable you to see deep into the Universe. It features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with premium StarBright XLT coatings, powerful 2,032mm focal length and an f/10 focal ratio. It has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including revolutionary SkyAlign alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control. With current Celestron Rebates, you'll save $200!
Bundle that with Celestron StarSense AutoAlign. It automatically aligns itself with no user input needed. With this one-of-a-kind accessory, you become an instant astronomer - even if you've never used a telescope before! Included is a small digital camera that attaches to the telescope's optical tube, along with a specialized hand controller. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand controller, and StarSense starts capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database. In about three minutes, StarSense will gather enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more based on your exact time and location! Don't be disappointed because you can't find what you're looking for. We have it in stock and with this great bundle deal you save an extra $50!
This offer is valid while bundle supplies last!Save $1100 on this awesome dedidcated solar telescope...
The Sun in H-A is the most dynamic object you will ever see while pointing a telescope skywards. Constantly changing and never repeating itself the Sun through a Coronado SolarMax II 90 Solar Telescope will hold your attention for a lifetime. Coronado telescopes serve to enhance that view for you, your family, and friends. The telescopes provide an easy and portable set up that is always ready right out of the box. It is the largest H-A telescope ever to be mass-produced and is in use around the world from private observatories to professional research facilities. The Coronado SolarMax II 90 Solar Telescope is a handsome aluminum and black f/8.8 refractor with 800mm focal length and 90mm aperture. At its heart ia a two-piece solar filter is formed from a full-aperture 90mm etalon positioned in front of the objective lens and a 15mm clear aperture blocking filter incorporated into the diagonal. The solar filter has a <0.7 angstrom passband, centered on the 6562.8 angstrom H-Alpha line and the sub-angstrom passband width gives a perfect balance of prominence and surface features. Own this work of art...
On sale now through December 31.Light up the night with Luminos...
The Celestron Luminos Eyepiece has a beautiful 82 degree field of view and offers a full range of viewing in comfort at a great price. What's more, exceptional eye relief makes even eyeglass wearers happy! The Celestron Luminos Eyepiece 7-element fully multi-coated optics are sharp and crisp. Experience excellent color correction, contrast and savings! Right now these great telescope eyepieces are on instant rebate!
Promotional pricing is good through December 31...The leaves are falling... and so are prices!
Savings are good through December 31...The holidays are fast approaching. Celebrate with the Meade New Blue Customer Appreciation Sale!
The holiday is heading our way and it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the gift giving spirit. Meade is thankful for your support and they want to show you - the customers - their gratitude by offering the New Blue Customer Appreciation Sale! The sale features 6 of the top performing items in their class at tremendous savings including the LX850 mount which received a glowing review by Dennis di Cicco in the latest issue of Sky & Telescope. Just check out the savings on these products!
The well balanced optical tube and camera are a perfect match for a video finder or a beginner to get their first video CCD experience at a reasonable price only offered by Mallincam, The Authority In Video Astronomy.
It's time to check out the iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount Package for astrophotography. New features include increased payload of 7.7 lbs and adjustable AZ base. Complete package comes in black or white and includes the SkyTracker, polar scope, tripod and ball head. You're ready to go! This portable mount makes it easy to take long exposures of the night sky without streaking or star trailing.
The iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount Package is simple to set up. Just attach the unit to the camera tripod, then slide and lock your digital camera into the saddle. Align SkyTracker to Polaris using the included dark field illuminated polar scope, then turn on the motor. Your camera is now tracking at the same speed the Earth rotates! The unique DC servo motor keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky.
Package deal retails for just $523!Vixen Polarie Polar Scope Price Reduction!
Do you love your Vixen Polarie Star Tracker and want to accessorize it? Then now is a great time to add the Vixen Polarie Polar Scope! This dedicated polar axis alignment scope will help ensure proper, speedy alignment every time! Made with all metal gears - no plastic. It fits directly into the Polarie Mount with no muss and no fuss. You'll appreciate what it can do! (Price reductions reflected in package deals, too!)
The new iOptron "Z" design mount puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity for natural stability. The lightweight and portable iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount supports up to 12.3 kg and includes adjustable counterweight bar to prevent obstruction with the tripod.
The iOptron ZEQ25 Equatorial Mount is equipped with the most advanced GoToNova computer technology - the most powerful and accurate available. Database includes over 59,000 objects and intuitive hand controller is easy to use with its large 4-line LCD screen to simplify the process of set up and location of objects.
The iOptron ZEQ25... a new category of viewing and astrophotography!Extra, extra... Read all about it! The latest in equatorial mount technology...
Are you looking for the latest in equatorial mount technology? Then you've got to check out the Sky-Watcher High Precision EQ8 Equatorial Mount w/ SynScan, GPS & Portable Pier. This beauty comes with SynScan hand hand controller, 2x10kg counterweights and GPS. The patented dual-encoder technolgy allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes - but with no need for re-alignment!
Need features? Then chew on this... the Sky-Watcher High Precision EQ8 Equatorial Mount includes a Freedom Find Function, Permanent Periodic Error Correction, Batch Exposures Function and Auto-Home Function. It even carries a payload of 50kg!
Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to their line of industry leading developments, the LX600, ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more. Check out these great models we have to offer:
If you're looking for the finest solar views obtainable in true white light, then look no further than the Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism. It gives you performance that supasses all objective solar filters and films. Details on sunspots and granulation will amaze even the most experienced observer. The solar disc is presented against a jet-black sky, allowing for a staggering range of contrast and fine detail.
The modular design of the Baader Visual Herschel Wedge incorporates the new "Light Trap" technology for cool performance. It comes with a removable 2" nosepiece and Deluxe 2" Clamping eyepiece holder (with integral brass clamp ring and dual clamp screws). The threaded machined aluminum body permits attachment of a full range of Baader accessories, as well as for close-coupling of cameras and Baader binoviewers.
Even before the disappearance of the famed Baader Genuine Orthoscopics, Baader Planetarium sought to develop a true Planetary eyepiece set that was accessible for any amateur - without breaking their bank. Introducing the new Baader Planetarium Classic Eyepieces and Q-Turret Eyepiece Sets. Foregoing fancy (and costly) cosmetics, the new Classic Eyepieces deliver where it counts - performance. Their sharpness and contrast rival other 'planetary' eyepieces costing much more. To achieve this performance and value, Baader drew upon their extensive in-house knowledge and experience, combined with optical designs and processes leveraged from Zeiss.
In stock and ready for delivery!Get high quality views when you choose TeleVue...
When it comes to exceptional quality optics, one name stands above the rest - TeleVue. Their genius of the Tele Vue Telescope design provides a stunning rich-field view which will dazzle the vision with delicate jewel-like stars. Their snap-to-focus sharpness and rich planetary contrast will take your breath away. Its quality, easy set-up, and airline portability beckons your use. Check out just some of these great models we offer...
We invite you to drop by our showroom to personally check out the quality of these fine instruments!Now shipping... the latest in astro-imaging technology! Get the new Meade LX850 Series!
Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic and visual performance, the Meade LX850 Series. They include StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, ultra precision pointing and assisted drift alignment, 5.8" 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GoTo computerized telescope system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, universal AC adapter, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software. Here's the line-up...
You'll find the great new Meade LX850 Mount on display in our showroom, so stop by and check this great new technology out for yourself!Introducing the new Meade ACF Optical Tube Assemblies!
Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the new Meade ACF telescopes employ a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Loaded with extras! Check out these fine models...
Available soon... Order yours now for fastest delivery!Get a high quality computerized telescope mount at a great price!
The Celestron CG-5GT Computerized EQ Mount w/ Tripod has a computerized control system to utilize many of the same functions and features as their most advanced GoTo telescopes, including, among other things, an Autoguider port for long exposure deep sky astrophotography. It comes loaded with new software features and over 40,000 database objects. What's more, you get a sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray, too!
Meade Series 5000 Xtreme Wide Angle Eyepieces use 9 optical elements to achieve a high contrast image with razor sharp correction all the way to the edge of the field and provide a staggering 100 degree wide apparent field of view! They feature blackened lens edges and internal surfaces for enhanced contrast, and a parafocal design for little or no focus change when switching between eyepieces of the series. Want more? Then try a precision machined 2" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Khan Scope has these fine models in stock, including the "hard to get" 9mm!
See what you've been missing!Got a telescope that you don't like? Khan Scope is here to help!
Did you get a big box store telescope and you are disappointed in its performance? Don't worry... Why not come in to Khan Scope Centre and let us help you chose a telescope that's right for your needs. We'll be happy to set you up with a telescope that will provide you with years of use and a lifetime of fascination!
As reviewed in SkyNews May/June 2013... the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Computerized Mount w/SynScan & GPS is in the house!
This amazing hybrid telescope mount is capable of demanding astrophotography applications as well as outstanding visual use. Loaded with features it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestrial objects from its database. The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Telescope Mount with SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment - up to 25 kg for professional shooting and video recording. It allows accurate, repeatable settings on six programmable targets. The AZ-EQ6 is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 25 kg (counterweight excluded).
We are excited to introduce the new iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount for astrophotography. This portable mount makes it easy to take long exposures of the night sky without streaking or star trailing. The SkyTracker is simple to set up. Just attach the unit to a standard camera tripod. Then slide and lock your digital camera into the saddle. Align to Polaris using the included dark field illuminated polar scope and turn on the motor. The iOptron SkyTracker keeps your camera tracking at the same speed the Earth rotates! The unique DC servo motor keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky.
The iOptron SkyTracker is available in both black and white and with or without polar scope. Ball head is also available.
Regardless of what telescope you presently own, the Mallincam Universe Video Imaging System will astound you with breathtaking views of deep sky objects, Messier Objects or the planets. It is like nothing you have ever seen. How does the Mallicam work? You simply use it like an eyepiece. Just insert the Mallincam Universe into your 1.25" focuser on your telescope, plug the USB connector included with the Mallincam and install the Mallincam software on your PC. That is all there is to it.
Be prepared to be dazzled by the details that you had previously wished your telescope could show you. Even if you live in light polluted skies, like Toronto... or Hamilton... or Timbuctu. Yup, it's true! Whether you own an 80mm Achromat cheapie refractor - or a high class 120mm APO - you will get remarkable results. Created by Canadian inventor, Rock Mallin, the Mallincam Universe Video Imaging System will simply blow you away.
The Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera employs the famous Kodak KAF-8300 CCD that imagers have grown to love, due to the high resolution, low noise, great sensitivity and affordable cost. You get 8.3 megapixels of resolution on a large 22.5mm diagonal CCD chip which provides more than 3.5x the imaging area and 5.5x the resolution of similarly priced CCD cameras. Regulated thermoelectric cooling and adjustable fan dramatically reduces thermal noise, producing superior images. The Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Camera features an internal mechanical shutter makes dark frame acquisition easy - no need to cap the telescope. AstroFX software takes you step-by-step from taking images to processing the final result.
Leave it to our friends at Celestron to come up with a low cost Planetary Imaging Camera that will knock your socks off with the ability to not only take great planetary images, but also allow you to view and capture video on your PC/notebook. If you have been sitting on the fence, wondering whether or not to get into CCD imaging, well the
Celestron NexImager 5 Solar System Imager is a great way to find out without spending a ton of money.
We are proud to introduce the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with elegance and ease. Set up is simple and fast! The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 7 lbs. Using the included compass on the Polarie, orient the mount to face north. This easy to use mount features a North Star alignment window that you point at Polaris. The Polarie can also use a polar scope for alignment. Once set, the Polarie tracks with the motion of the stars to eliminate "star trailing" on your photos.
Carbon fibre is a strong and lightweight material and has much better thermal stability compared to a steel tube. This is especially important for astro-photographers dealing with long exposure times. Imaging telescopes made of less thermally stable material can deviate from optimum focus after long time exposures. With a carbon fibre tube, it can remain in focus for a longer period of time and long exposure images will stay clear and in focus. Crafted with pyrex mirrors and includes 2" dual-speed power linear focuser and 8X50 finderscope.
The Celestron CGEM EdgeHD is an aplanatic Schmidt telescope designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The EdgeHD optical system was designed to provide an astrograph quality flat focal plane. Performance and design combine with All Star alignment features, tracking beyond the meridian, permanent programmable periodic error correction and vibration free stability for imaging and visual observing. Celestron CGEM Telescopes feature a removable visual back, internal wiring, autoguide port, auxiliary ports, communication ports, and flash upgradeable software. Click here for all the details!
The Celestron Pentaview LCD Digital Microscope allows you to view the microscopic world and snap, store and share your discoveries quickly and easily. Featuring a large, rotatable LCD touch screen designed with easy comfortable viewing in mind and a built-in digital camera to capture images and video, PentaView offers a whole new way to explore science! Get the kids away from the television and see a new kind of reality! The reality of Science and discovery.Is that a tick on Fido? Put it under the microscope and see how ugly it reallly looks. Now make a live video. The possiblities are endless!
This educational grade microscope is available for only $420!
Khan Scope Centre is pleased to announce that we will be carrying Kowa Sporting Optics products, such as spotting scopes and binoculars. Be sure to check out this fine line of equipment!
We are knowledgeable on TeleVue Eyepieces, and TeleVue Telescopes because we use them! Now, you don't need to go this crazy but here is staff member Alex's personal collection of TeleVue eyepieces and Telescopes shown below:
Khan Scope is a TeleVue Star Display Dealer!Customers Write! Here is an Unsolicited written Testimonial from a customer we received recently:
"I am new to astronomy, and did not know anything about it. So, my first reaction was "Well, I will get something low end just in case don't like it." I gave Khan a visit, and wow... the amount of time he spent educating me about the hows, and whys of astronomy really changed my perception and confidence on purchasing the right telescope for me! The best part was when Alex showed me diagrams, picture comparisons of different size telescopes and models, eye pieces and so on. That kind of customer service is VERY hard to find anywhere else. I think what separates Khan from the other telescope retailers is that it's a passionate hobby for him not just a job, and you can tell his enthusiasm right from the start, unlike other major telescope companies." - Stephen P. - Toronto, Ontario
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