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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.
Open Labour Day Weekend

We will be closed, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labour Day.

Telephone: 416-783-4140 ᅠToll Free: 1-800-580-7160
Email: info@khanscope.com

Note To Our Valued Customers: Due to fluctuating currency rates, prices will be adjusted up or down at the time of your order.

Headline News From Khan Scope Centre...


Introducing the Mallincam All Sky Camera!

The new Mallincam All Sky Camera is a new innovation designed and made by Mallincam. The main dome is multi-coated and is UV protected against turning yellow as seen on many other brands. The Mallincam All Sky Camera features a 5-way adjustable waterproof key to navigate through the menu allowing adjustments of the video camera. Extended exposure can be set fully automatic from Day to Night including extended exposure allowing to further go beyond all others on the market. Using the latest plastic ccd sensor from Sony, the Super HAD II 1/3" size sensor has zero amp glow, and the Mallincam All Sky Camera is fully equipped with a no hot pixel removal software built-in offering unsurpassed image clarity day or night.

This exciting new product is in stock and can be yours for only $299!
Wanted: Comet Jacques C/2014 E2!

Comet hunters all over the northern hemisphere have been buzzing about the reappearance of Comet Jacques C/2014 E2. Discovered last March 13th by Cristovao Jacques and the Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research (SONEAR) team, our bright traveler is a sweet magnitude +7 and within range of 10x50 binoculars. Presently cruising through the constellation of Cassiopeia, Jacques passes closest to Earth on August 28th at a distance of 84.3 million km and heads westward across the night sky towards Cygnus as September opens. Its small size will make it appear almost like a planetary nebula to smaller optics and larger telescopes may be able to spot a degree or more of its long, faint tail. Look for Comet Jacques just slightly north of Deneb on September 4th! Need help? Then check out this Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 Locator Map done by Chris Marriott.

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 on August 23, 2014 - Credit: John Chumack of galacticimages.com - Locator Chart - Credit: Chris Marriott (as it appears in skyandtelescope.com)
Free Shipping!

Right now when you purchase a TeleVue Delos, Ethos or Nagler Eyepiece, the shipping is on us! Order soon, because this offer will soon be gone with the wind...

Ends September 3rd!
The Summer Specials aren't over yet... get 'em while you can!

The Meade TerraStar 90 Altazimuth Refractor is one of the largest and best non-computerized entry level refracting type telescope and is a great choice for the beginning astronomer or home with a view. Includes simple to operate point and look mount. Lens diameter is 90mm (approximately 3.5 inches) with a focal length of 900mm, f/10. It features a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, sturdy metal altazimuth mount with worm gear driven dual slow motion controls, two 1.25" MA eyepieces (9mm, 25mm), easy to use red dot viewfinder, diagonal mirror, and height adjustable full size steel leg tripod with accessory tray and instructional DVD with astronomical software/star map. Regular price: $289 - Now on sale for only $199!

The Meade 10" LightBridge Deluxe Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope features a superior Meade quality multi-coated, diffraction limited 10" primary mirror, focal length 1270mm (f/5). The optics of this style of telescope are only as good as their mounting, which is why Meade engineers gave the LightBridge primary mirror a top of the line, fully adjustable, high strength but light weight aluminum stress free floating multi-point cell with built in cooling fan. The included battery pack for the fan takes 8 (user supplied) AA batteries and is used to speed the cool down process of the primary mirror, improving image quality. It includes a high quality, precision machined dual speed 2" Crayford style focuser with fine focus 10:1 speed reduction and 1.25" adapter so you can use either 1.25" or 2" barrel eyepieces. Includes a 2" diameter Meade Series 4000 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece for stunning wide angle views. The viewfinder is an easy to use red dot unit with four user selectable reticle pattern options and seven step brightness control. Also includes bonus Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for checking star charts and planet locations. Regular price: $748 - Now on sale for only $625!

Offer ends September 7th or while supplies last. Do it now!
Eliminate the faint fuzzies with the Mallincam Universe Video Imaging System!

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. Be sure to read the review by Glenn Norman of the Mallincam Universe in the current edition of Sky News magazine, on the stands now!

"And we're not just whistling Dixie, brother!"
Just in time to beat the Dog Days of Summer...
The dog days of summer got you down? Meade is here to energize you with their Solar Powered Coronado sales event! For the next six weeks, take advantage of very hot savings on some of the best Coronado H-alpha telescopes! Here's what we have to offer... Offer ends September 15!
Hot Summer Deals on Celestron Imaging!

To kick things off BIG this summer, Celestron is launching the Celestron Summer Imaging Sale. Starting July 1st and running through August 31st 2014, you can save up to 10% on select Celestron Telescopes such as EdgeHD optical tube assemblies and CGE Pro EdgeHD telescopes. You'll also find savings on great Celestron Mounts like the Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM DX . What's more, Celestron is also including special pricing on select Celestron Imaging Equipment, including NexImage cameras, NexGuide Autoguider and select Skyris Cameras. Don't miss your opportunity to take advantage these great savings!

Sale ends August 31, 2014...
Looking for an ultra compact equatorial tracking platform? Then step into the land of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer...

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer (Stand Alone Unit) is user-friendly and provides various combinations to satisfy all your needs for astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Moreover, it contains pre-programmed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.

You get multiple pre-programmed speeds for time lapse photography, a tracking rate selectable between sidereal, solar and lunar, a built in polar scope with illuminator, DSLR interface for automatic shutter control and built-in auto-guiding interface. Low power consumption, external mini USB power support, compatiblility with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod thread, lifetime free firmware upgrade and a maximum payload at 5kg are just some of the features. It comes in 3 packages: the Stand Alone, Photo, and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Bundle.

Your adventures await!
For Students and Teachers: The Ideal Telescope Gift...

Introducing the Meade ETX 90 Observatory Package. Not only are you getting a very hiqh quality Meade Maksutov Cassegrain portable telescope, but this package includes a whole bunch of goodies, that you would expect to pay more for. You'll get:
  • Deluxe custom carrying case ($169 if purchased separately)
  • Tripod carrying bag
  • 2 plossl eyepieces (instead of the usual one)
Perhaps you already have a largerᅠ telescope, but want a portable one that you can just grab and take to the cottage or in your backyard for impromptu observing. Or how about a impressionable student who might be an aspiring amateur astronomer or a teacher looking for a great classroom tool? Reward them with the Meade ETX 90 Observatory Package. Everything is included and you are ready to start observing tonight!

To order just give us a call, 1 800 580 7160 or local 416 783 4140 or order online.
The best value in CCD imaging just got better!

If you've been wondering how to get the biggest bang for your buck, then look no further. The Celestron Nightscape and Celestron Nightscape 8300 are in stock and waiting on you!

Get the simplicity of a one-shot color imaging camera with the sophisticated features and software of more expensive astronomical imaging systems. Using a Kodak 10.7MP Color Sensor and regulated TEC cooling system, Nightscape can give you instant results in just a single exposure. Coupled with the internal mechanical shutter and control software you can also automatically combine multiple images and dark frames to create images comparable to those taken with professional grade cameras costing thousands more!

Nightscape... Image with ease!
Sky-Watcher Summer Promotion...

Have you got your heart set on a Sky-Watcher Telescope? Then you don't have to wait any longer to get a great deal on some of the most popular models. From now until August 31st, you can get a refractor, reflector, Mak or Dobsonian model for 10% off! But don't stop there... Many select models are also on sale through September 30! You can also get a great deal on Skywatcher Mounts, too! Savings like these don't happen often, so take advantage of the sale and make your scoping dreams come true!

Sale on select models ends August 31, 2014 and other SkyWatcher items ends on September 30....
You say you want a Celestron telescope that can do it all?

Celestron's signature telescopes reach a new level with NexStar Evolution, the first Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with integrated WiFi. Leave your hand control behind and slew to all the best celestial objects with a tap of your smartphone or tablet. Connect your device to NexStar Evolution's built-in wireless network, and explore the universe with the Celestron mobile app for iOS and Android. Offered in three sizes: Need more? Then check out what else is new from Celestron! Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with the new Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, the perfect companion to today's top DSLR or astronomical CCD cameras. This fast, wide-field f/2.2 system offers two huge advantages over traditional f/10 astroimaging: better apparent tracking and shorter exposures. That means you'll create better-looking astroimages in a fraction of the time, even without the use of an autoguider. They come in three forms: These awesome new telescopes are now all in stock at Khan Scope and ready for delivery!!

You know you want one...
Choose the very best filters for viewing Mars - think TeleVue!

When it comes to observing Mars, the "must have" filters were created by the optical experts at TeleVue - the BandMates. Why two filters? Standard colored filters have been used to bring out detail on the planet's surface, but impose an artificial color on the features. The TeleVue Type-A Mars Filter is dual band with different dielectric coatings on each side of the substrate which permits green and red through while rejecting all other visible colors. The Televue Type-B Mars Filter features a broadband anti-reflection coating on one side and filter coating on the other that makes it far more efficient and achieves penetrating views of the Martian surface. With its northern hemisphere tilted towards Earth, you'll have the opportunity to watch Mars polar cap shrink, as well as many other subtle albedo features.

Make the most of your planetary observing sessions!
It's more Meade Madness!

So you're looking for a great deal on legendary optics, huh? Then check out the madness that Meade has in store for you! They're offering two sizes of Schmidt Cassegrain telescope OTAs at a very special price. Both the Meade 6" SC Optical Tube and the Meade 8" SC Optical Tube come equipped with UHTC Fully Multicoated Optical Surfaces, 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece, 1.25" Diagonal, Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle and 8x50 Finderscope. These special Meade SCTs are perfect for pairing with any Vixen-style mount and make for a great second scope!

Offer good while supplies last...
Kowa 15% Off Summer Sale!

Do you admire the fine optics of outstanding spotting scope? Have you always wanted to own a premium brand at a not so premium price? Then now is your chance! Kowa Spotting Scopes are now on sale for an amazing 15% off! Here's your chance to own the perfect choice for birding, hunting, surveillance, photography and much, much more!

Sale ends August 31...
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!
The night is ready... Power Up!

Now you can take your telescope anywhere with these portable rechargeable power supply - the original Celestron PowerTank and the Celestron Power Tank 17!. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind. Both models are packed with useful features - from 12v outlets to a red flashlight... you can even jump start your car!

This is one accessory investment you'll appreciate time and time again.
Summer has arrived! Check out this Khan Bestseller! It's portable and computerized...

The Meade ETX80-AT Backpack Observatory is a telescope whose onboard computer knows the night sky! Just perform a short alignment procedure and your telescope will be ready to take you on a tour of the universe. You will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime. See planets like Saturn and Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. For the beginning or intermediate observer the Meade ETX-80AT Backpack Version Telescope is a revelation that permits the observation of hundreds of objects the very first night out. And, with its wide-ranging capabilities, Autostar is a valuable tool in the hands of the most experienced observer as well.

This super scope can be yours for only $320!
Introducing the new Celestron Echelon Binoculars!

Assembled in the USA utilizing premium Japanese optical components, Celestron's new Echelon line is the pinnacle of large-aperture binocular design. Optimized for longrange glassing, all three rugged models feature massive 70 mm objective lenses, fully multicoated optics, BaK-4 prisms, and large exit pupils. Celestron has also added their proprietary XLT coating for maximum light transmission through the entire optical path. The result is sharp, high-contrast views, even at long distances in the dimmest lighting conditions. Outside, the fully waterproof, rubber-armored aluminum housing withstands rough use. Choose from these models: In stock and ready for immediate delivery!
Own a Celestron Computerized Scope? Automatic alignment is now a reality...

Before Celestron StarSense AutoAlign, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope's eyepiece. But StarSense 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! StarSense is not only compatible with all of Celestron's current computerized telescope models, but backwards compatible with many older models as well.

The Celestron StarSense AutoAlign includes 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 of 40,000 celestial objects. 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.

Even the most advanced telescope users will love using the affordable Celestron StarSense AutoAlign. StarSense replaces expensive software used for advanced mount modeling, providing superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. Add as many calibration stars as desired to give your telescope mount a new level of accuracy. And you don't just have to take our word for it. Check out what customers are saying...

" Hi, Ray! Just received my StarSense today, and I just tried it for the first time. You were absolutely right, a complete game-changer!!! It really made stargazing fun and not work, for the first time! Can't thank you enough for letting me know about this amazing new device. It was totally worth the wait as well!" -- Richard Zuccato

Be sure to visit our product page for a review done by our own Ray Khan!

StarSense is in stock... Don't wait another night!
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!
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!
Explore the inner world with these professional grade Celestron microscopes!

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!

Celestron has developed the first digital LCD microscope with a 3.5" touch screen panel - the Celestron LCD Deluxe Digital Microscope. What's more, this innovative design is also rotatable 180 Degree for sharing the view on the screen. Also comes with a built-in digital camera, so you can take snapshots or video using the built-in flash memory or use an optional SD Card and then later upload your images to your computer. Deluxe features of the Celestron LCD Deluxe Digital Microscope include a 6-volt battery pack for field usage, top and bottom adjustable illumination, dual focusing, universal AC Adapter, and more.

The inner world awaits...
Get live images of deep sky objects with this telescope and camera combo!

MallinCam has introduced something new and exciting to the world of astronomical instruments not previously released by anyone - the Mallin Cam Micro System - Mallincam Micro CCD Camera VRC 6" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope Combo. Included is a VRC6, a full 6" Ritchey Chretien optical tube enhanced for video CCD work. Also included is the new Mallincam Micro Video CCD Camera - making it possible to explore the night sky in live color imaging.

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.

Be the first to own this exciting new product!
iOptron announces the SkyGuider... a new member of the camera mount family for astrophotography!

The iOptron SkyGuider Equatorial Mount for Astrophotography is simple to set up. Just attach the unit to a standard camera tripod. Mount your digital camera or lightweight scope onto the mount. Align the mount to the Pole Star using the included AccuAligning dark field illuminated polar scope and a smart phone App. Then turn on the motor and it will keep your camera tracking at the same speed the earth rotates! With the same gears and motors as the ZEQ25, the iOptron SkyGuider keeps your camera in motion to avoid star trails and allows you to take long exposures for beautiful images of the night sky. A built-in autoguiding port will make the tracking even better!

In stock now!
Get great images of the night sky with the iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount Package!

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 $564!
Check out the new iOptron CEM60! An extraordinary innovation in mount design...Now with a new payload!

This past year we introduced a new design concept -- the center-balanced equatorial mount (or CEM) called the ZEQ25. Now, we're proud to introduce the iOptron CEM60 with an increased payload of 60 lbs! The CEM60 puts the weight of the payload at the center of gravity allowing for greater natural stability. This makes the mount extremely light compared to its payload - a nice benefit when setting up at a remote site. And polar aligning is quick and accessible all the time since the polar scope is not blocked by the declination shaft.

The iOptron CEM60 is equipped with the most advanced GOTONOVA GOTO technology, making it one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts available. Its database includes over 300,000 objects. The other features include an adjustable counterweight bar, magnetically loaded gear system, gear switches on both R.A. and DEC axes, screw/worm type latitude adjuster and built-in or customized cable management system. The CEM60 - a new category (and payload capacity) of mounts for viewing and astrophotography.

Available now for pre-order!
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!

In stock now in limited quantities!
The exciting new Meade LX600 Telescopes are now in stock!

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: Order yours now!
Take your solar viewing to the next level with the Baader 2" Herschel Wedge!

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.

In stock and ready for all your solar viewing needs!
Superior performance and perfect price... the Baader Planetarium Q-Turret Eyepeice Set!

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 the most out of your viewing with the Meade Series 5000 XWA 100 Degree Eyepieces!

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. See what you've been missing!
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).

Rock solid performance for all your demands!
Check out the iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount with Polar Scope!

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.

Order yours now and don't waste another clear, dark night!
Let the Celestron NexImager 5 Solar System Imager introduce you into affordable astrophotography!

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.

Get started tonight for only $222!
An astrophotographer's dream come true... the Skywatcher Quattro CF200 Optical Tube Assembly is now available!

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.

Skywatcher Quattro CF200 Optical Tube Assembly - $1080
Skywatcher Quattro CF250 Optical Tube Assembly - $1499

Why waste another clear night? Begin your astrophotography adventures now...
Celestron CGEM and Celestron CGEM HD Telescopes now available at Khanscope!

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!

Need a robust computerized telescope mount like the 40 pound payload Celestron CGEM Mount, or a 50 pound payload Celestron CGEM DX Mount? These are superior quality and well-crafted to suit all your needs!

Perfect for the astrophotographer!
You've explored the outer Universe, now explore the inner Universe with the amazing Celestron Pentaview LCD Digital Microscope...

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 waiting for you!
Coming soon!

The Sky-Watcher 18" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is a brand new product expected to ship in 2015. Here's what we know so far...

- Weight of the products: 50kg
- Dimensions of the OTA: 462mm/1900mm
- Focuser type: Dual-speed focuser
- The set up time (by one person): Normally it needs two people, and it will take 10 minutes.
- Heaviest component weight: Primary mirror at 9kg.

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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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