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December 2014 SkyLights...
~TORONTO'S SPECIALTY TELESCOPE SHOP~
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!
Extended Holiday Store Hours:
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.
December 24: Closed 6:00 p.m.
December 25: Closed - Merry Christmas!
December 31: Closed 6:00 p.m.
January 1: Closed - Happy New Year!
Telephone: 416-783-4140 ﾠToll Free: 1-800-580-7160
Note To Our Valued Customers: Due to fluctuating currency rates, prices will be adjusted up or down at the time of your order.
The Universe might be full of mysteries, but saving money on the Celestron NexStar SE isn't one of them!
In the tradition of Celestron's high quality and infinitely durable telescopes, the new Celestron NexStar SE Telescope Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube Celestron Telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, superior StarBright XLT coatings, revolutionary SkyAlign telescope alignment software and much more. Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable
Celestron Telescope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a Celestron NexStar SE Computer Telescope will help you take a closer look. Now, take a closer look at these savings...
Join the Celestron family and take advantage of these prices until December 31st!
Celebrate the Season and your Celestial Heritage with this unique tabletop dobsonian telescope...
In 1609, Galileo first looked through his telescope and changed science forever. His discoveries gave solid evidence disproving the prevailing belief that Earth was the center of the Universe. Throughout history, scientists such as Johannes Kepler and Sir Isaac Newton continued to revolutionize telescope design. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, Sky-Watcher proudly presented a commemorative edition of Newton's telescope and we're offering it again - the Heritage Sky-Watcher Telescope.
Attractive enough to display in home or office, this beautifully crafted tabletop telescope gives great all-around astronomical viewing performance. The diminuative Heritage Sky-Watcher Telescope has been carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Its aluminized and overcoated mirrors and two interchangeable eyepieces provide enough magnification to amaze you with the Moon and larger planets - and enough light gathering power to allow simple study of nearby galaxies, glittering star clusters, and ghostly nebulae!
'Tis the season to be on sale... Enjoy and share this classic with friends and family!
Don't just wish upon a star... Reach out and grab them with these affordable Meade Telescopes!
The Meade Infinity 102mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope or Meade Infinity 80mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the night sky the first time out. This affordable telescope delivers bright and detailed images that are perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects. Features a precision Altazimuth Meade Telescope Mount and Tripod with slow motion controls that makes it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. Comes with 3 Meade Telescope Eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects such as the Moon, planets, or land.
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software included with the Meade Infinity 102mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope or Meade Infinity 80mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope will help you learn the night sky. It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions in advance! But that's not all... Buy either one of these telescopes and while supplies last we'll include The RASC 2015 Observer's Handbook (a $30 value) absolutely FREE! The material in the Handbook is of interest to professional and amateur astronomers, scientists, teachers at all levels, students, science writers, campers, Scout and Guide leaders, as well as interested general readers.
Order now and get your choice of these great little telescopes - and our free offer - in time for gift giving!
It might be cold viewing the stars in the Winter, but studying the Sun with a dedicated H-Alpha Lunt Solar Telescope is hot!
One of the most exciting a dynamic astronomical studies is our very own Sun - and very few companies can rival a Lunt Solar Telescope! The Lunt Solar Systems 50mm LS50THa Solar Telescope - B600 Blocking Filter & Pressure Tuner and the Lunt Solar Systems 50mm LS50THa Solar Telescope - B400 Blocking Filter & Pressure Tuner
are real solar stars. Crafted as a Single Interference Etalon Solar Telescope, both models come complete with a Pressure Tuner - true Doppler Tuning. This feature allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3D-like component to the viewing experience. With a bandpass of < 0.75 Angstrom, you'll see a surprising amount of detail on prominences, granulation, flares, filaments and so much more. It's a little solar scope that really can! The system includes the clamshell ring, with threaded holes for mounting and dust caps - plus a helical focuser for ease of use. When properly cared for, the Lunt Solar Systems 50mm LS50THa Solar Telescope - B600 Blocking Filter & Pressure Tuner and the Lunt Solar Systems 50mm LS50THa Solar Telescope - B400 Blocking Filter & Pressure Tuner will endure a lifetime of fascination and use!
These dedicated solar telescopes are in the house and ready to be shipped to yours!
You've seen across time and space to view some of the largest things in our Cosmos - now take a look at what you can discover in a smaller world...
This dual purpose Celestron microscope is perfect for high powered specimen slide or Celestron prepared slides viewing. You can quickly set the Celestron Amoeba Dual Purpose Digital Microscope to a lower power to view stamps, currency and more. You can even detach Amoeba's tube for convenient handheld digital viewing of large objects.
With its built in 1.3 MP digital camera, the Celestron Amoeba Dual Purpose Digital Microscope allows you to easily snap photos or video with your microscope and upload to your computer to save, send and share with anyone!
Adults and kids alike will enjoy this great sciece hobby! And you'll enjoy the price...
Their mistake is your gain! Thanks to a shipping error, the sale on this Meade Telescope has been extended. Take advantage of the savings before the holiday madness starts!
The Meade StarNavigator 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope has a motorized altazimuth mount that is ideal for amateur astronomers and hobbyists beginning their stargazing adventure. A step-by-step instruction manual and instructional DVD helps novices setup their telescope in minutes, leaving more time for observation. The Meade AudioStar hand controller is pre-loaded with 30,000 objects this fully computer guided telescope mount will automatically "Go To" at the push of a button and includes over 500 audio presentation files on various astronomical subjects; including planets, star clusters, galaxies, and moons. The Meade StarNavigator 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope with AudioStar is a suitable tool for parents, teachers, and astronomy clubs.
Get this fully-equipped scope for about the same price as most video game systems!
Never before has there been savings this BIG on Meade LX90 Telescopes!
The patented Meade Telescope Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This Meade Telescope system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes found in classical Ritchey-Chretien designs. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims. The Meade LX90 Telescope can locate over 30,000 objects including itself. Turn it on and the built-in GPS receiver immediately determines your precise date, time, and location. In just minutes, your scope is ready to give you a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe with GPS precision and Audiostar entertains you with over 4 hours of audio narration through its built in speakers describing interesting facts about the night's celestial wonders. Check out these spectacular deals!
Get 'em while you can... This sale only lasts until December 31st!
Own one of the world's most reliable automated telescopes and save up to $360!
The Celestron CPC GPS XLT is the most portable of Celestron's top-of-the-line fork-mounted astronomical telescopes and includes premium StarBright XLT coatings. This rugged and durable Celestron Telescope is at home as a superb visual instrument or a serious astrophotographer's tool. Turn it towards planets and see amazing detail on the surface of Jupiter; Cassini's Division in the rings of Saturn, and resolve details on the surface of Mars. Even the distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are within your reach. Hundreds of deep space objects are also visible... glittering star clusters and ethereal nebulae!
The Celestron CPC GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope uses an internal GPS receiver that automatically downloads the date and time from orbiting satellites and pinpoints its exact location on Earth. This eliminates the need for you to manually enter the date, time, longitude, and latitude. Once the internal GPS has established the Celestron CPC's position, aligning the telescope is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply use the hand control to manually point (slew) the telescope to three bright celestial objects. You do not need to know the names of the stars you may even pick the Moon or bright planets! Right now the thing you do need to know is you can save up to $360 on these select models:
Don't delay. This super saver sale only lasts until December 31st!
See more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime with the Meade StarNavigator 102mm Refractor Telescope!
This easy to operate and fully computer-guided GO TO Meade StarNavigator 102mm Refractor Telescope features a single arm robotic mount and Meade AudioStar Computer Keypad. This incredible technology knows the night sky right out of the box. Turn it on, and after a brief alignment procedure, you're off to explore the extensive object library or embark on a guided tour of the heavens.
The Meade StarNavigator 102mm Refractor Telescope w/ GoTo features a lens diameter of 102mm (4") for bright, high contrast images and a focal length of 800mm; focal ratio f/7.7. Standard equipment includes the Meade AudioStar computer keypad with over 30,000 object library, over 500 audio presentation files on various objects, AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Instructional DVD, red dot viewfinder, and two 1.25" Meade Telescope Eyepieces. The solidly built metal construction mount features advanced electronics to make aligning easy - including an internal clock. Full size adjustable height aluminum tripod allows comfortable viewing either a seated or standing. Conveniently powered from the included internal battery pack which holds eight (user supplied) "AA" batteries.
The generous light gathering ability of this Meade Telescope combined with the enhanced electronics package means this may be all the telescope the casual observer might ever need or require. Get yours now!
Are you looking for the "Essentials" of astronomy? Then scope out the instant rebates on these select Explore Telescopes!
The Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Telescope made Wired Magazine's Wish List for cool gifts and is perfect for demanding wide field observing and astrophotography. Rugged and portable, the Explore Essential ED Triplet is a true three-element apochromatic telescope capable of producing research-level image quality. Dr. Mike Reynolds used an Essential Explore Scientific Telescope to make the first ever images of shadow bands on clouds during the total eclipse of the Sun over Easter Island on July 11, 2010. Now you can save $100, $200 and up to $300 respectively on these great models!
Sales this good don't last forever, so get your Essentials before the savings expire on December 31st!
Keep on rockin' the night with this refurbished Meade Computerized Telescope!
This 80mm achromatic refractor is a super compact, ultra-portable telescope for both astronomy and terrestrial use, delivering more light-gathering than competitively priced 60mm models. Includes Meade 494 Autostar GOTO computer. The Meade ETX-80AT-TC Computerized Telescope is a great first GOTO telescope with unique features.
Terrific for camping, hiking, picnics, the beach, vacations, or any other time you want to connect with nature and the Universe. Lunar craters by the hundreds, cloud belts on Jupiter, and Saturn's rings as just the beginning of what can be seen. This 80mm (3.1") refracting type telescope features a focal length of 400mm (f/5) with multi-coated optics for great image brightness. The Meade ETX-80AT-TC Computerized Telescope has several unique and useful standard features including an internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use and an internal flip mirror for camera mounting at the rear of the telescope.
Grab yours for a price that's nice!
Magnify your savings with Celestron Binoculars!
Celestron Binoculars are the pinnacle of optical and mechanical
design. They stand up well against the much more expensive European and higher end Japanese manufactured binoculars at a fraction of their cost - a real value! Now, let's put that value in your hands with significant mail in rebates on Celestron Echelon, Granite and TrailSeeker Binoculars. Up to $100 on some models! Here they are...
Purchase your qualifying Celestron Binoculars between November 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015. Then follow the instructions and fill out this Celestron Mail-In Rebate Form. Your savings will soon be on the way!
Don't forget... Offer ends on January 31st!
It's new... It's bad... It's waiting on you to unleash the potential...
The MallinCam Xterminator Astronomy Video CCD Camera is the finest most advanced video CCD camera ever created for astronomical work by anyone. It has a new 14 bits DSP processor, dual preamps, and dual bias algorithm allowing continuous automatic adjustment of the CCD sensor. It also has the latest ICX828 EXview HAD II CCD ceramic sensor and the new A/D converter to DSP has been reconfigured to deliver the cleanest image ever seen in a live video CCD camera even with short exposure times.
The MallinCam Xterminator Astronomy Video CCD Camera can reach magnitude 17 with a 6 inch telescope in or about 10 seconds exposure under ideal atmospheric conditions with a short focal length making it the most sensitive Live Video CCD camera ever offered. One will rarely ever use exposures greater than 45 seconds to view live, full color, deep sky objects making this camera ideal for any tracking mount - including alt-az mounted telescopes.
The MallinCam Xterminator is now in stock and ready to ship! This item is difficult to get and only a few are available. Order now to get yours!
I'll be back...
It's As Easy As 132!
Nope. That's not a typo. Right now Celestron is excited to introduce a brand new "Easy as 132" imager sale featuring the Skyris 132 and NexImage Burst cameras. The Skyris 132 and NexImage Burst imagers feature the cutting-edge Aptina AR0132 CMOS sensor, in color or monochrome. The Celestron NexImage Burst and Skyris CCD Cameras are designed and engineered in Germany by The Imaging Source, in collaboration with Celestron engineers in California. There is no better value in the market! Here's the breakdown...
Offer good through December 31th. The countdown is on!
Are you looking for an awesome holiday telescope sale? Then step right this way...
If you want to buy a telescope to fulfill someone's Christmas gift list, then you can't go wrong with SkyWatcher Telescopes. We carry refractors, reflectors, SCT and Dobsonian models. There are telescopes perfect for kids and telescopes for the advanced astronomer - telescopes for birdwatching and telescopes for astrophotography. There's a SkyWatcher Telescope to suit every need and every budget! The very best part is they're on sale!
Take advantage of the savings now! Sale ends December 31st...
Looking for a great deal on high quality optics? Then check out what Kowa has in store for you...
If you demand high quality sporting optics for your outdoor adventures, then you're going to appreciate these great package deals on Kowa Spotting Scopes and Eyepieces. When you purchase any one of the four combination sales, you get free Kowa Binoculars! Here they are:
1. Buy Kowa Spotting Scope TSN-883/884 with any of the following eyepieces: (TE-11WZ, TE-17W, TE-20H) and get a free BD42-8XD binocular. A $550 value!
2. Buy Kowa Spotting Scope TSN-773/774 with any of the following eyepieces: (TE-11WZ, TE-17W, TE-20H) and get a free SV32-10 binocular. A $225 value!
3. Buy Kowa Spotting Scope TSN-663/664 with any of the following eyepieces: (TE-9Z, TE-14WD, TE-17HD) and get a free SV32-10 binocular. A $225 value!
4. Buy Kowa Spotting Scope TSN-82SV with any of the following eyepieces: (TE-9Z, TE-14WD, TE-17HD) and get a free SV32-10 binocular. A $225 value!
Don't delay... This offer ends December 24th!
A Khan best seller telescope is now on sale!
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 Telescope 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. Standard equipment for the Meade 10" LightBridge Deluxe Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope 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" eyepieces. Includes a 2" diameter Meade Series 4000 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece for stunning wide angle views.
Capture this outstanding bargain soon! Sale ends when our supply is gone...
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 $330!
Master the art of solar system photography!
Have you seen some photographs of solar system objects that are so incredible that you would love to know how they are done - and if you could do it yourself? Now those questions can be answered! High Resolution Astrophotography is a new DVD release by award winning astrophotographer, Damian Peach. On this disk you'll find detailed guides on how to photograph the Sun, Moon and Planets - and how to really maximize the potential of your precious data. This informative series runs for 2.5 hours featuring:
High Resolution Astrophotography is in stock and ready to to be shipped to you immediately! Why waste another clear and steady night?
- Detailed discussions on how to choose the right telescope and camera for planetary imaging
- Autostakkert 2 and Registax processing tutorials for all the major planets
- WINJUPOS image processing tutorials covering image de-rotation and animation
- Adobe Photoshop processing tutorials
- Detailed discussions on astronomical seeing and forecasting tools
- Q&A Section - Your most popular questions about astrophotography answered
Learn success from the very best... Damian Peach!
Reach just a little higher with William Optics ZenithStar...
Looking for a small-aperture but extremely-portable APO scope at a great price? The latest William Optics ZenithStar 71 ED Doublet APO Refractor Telescope is here to fit all your needs! Excellent mechanics, fit and finish, latest WO 2" Rack & Pinion 2-speed fine focuser now are so good that they can replicate the smoothness and lack of backlash normally associated with a Crayford focuser, but with the huge advantage of much increased mechanical strength.
But don't stop there, because Khan Scope carries a generous line of all the new William Optics Telescopes. We're sure you'll find one perfect for you!
Bringing you some of the finest telescopes in the world...
Get a serious amount of the most popular Celestron telescope accessories at an even more popular price!
Get the most out of your telescope with this comprehensive kit of 1.25" eyepieces and filters! You'll have everything you need to observe the Moon, planets, and beyond in stunning detail. The included high-quality Plossl eyepieces in the Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit help you get as much or as little magnification as you want, from 6mm to 32mm. For even more power, attach the included Barlow lens to double the magnification of each of your eyepieces, for a total of 10 different powers. Choose the blue colored filter to bring out Jupiter's Great Red Spot, or use the Moon filter to cut down on the brightness of the Moon and observe craters with more contrast. The durable metal carrying case makes traveling with your accessories stress-free. You can even add more accessories to the Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit as you expand the size of your collection and maintain the size of your wallet!
This treasure chest of Celestron's best is just a click away...
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.
(Pssst! It is in stock now, but hurry! There are only a few left...)
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 Celestron Telescopes are now all in stock at Khan Scope and ready for delivery!!
You know you want one...
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...
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.
Check out this Khan Bestseller... It's portable, computerized and one of the sweetest little scopes to ever explore the night sky!
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 ETX80-AT Backpack 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 Meade Telescope can be yours for only $332!
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!
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...
iOptron announces the SkyGuider... a new member of the camera mount family for astrophotography!
Just featured in the January / February 2015 issue of "SkyNews Magazine" 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!
Become a real backyard astronomer with the Meade ETX90 Portable Observatory!
For over 30 years, it has been a passion of Meade Instruments to create the finest Meade Telescope available for the astronomy enthusiast. The remarkable Meade ETX90 Portable Observatory is just one example. Designed to be the ideal, ultra-portable telescope, the ETX 90 marries unsurpassed Meade optics with industry-leading electronics to deliver a truly exceptional viewing experience.
The Meade ETX90 Portable Observatory has unmatched Maksutov-Cassegrain optics which provides high resolution and contrast for more detail and the ability to see fainter objects than with comparable systems. Combine that with the easiest alignment system available and the Autostar controller, and you have simple, immediate access to over 30,000 celestial objects and all at the push of a button. And with ETX90 classic styling and advanced engineering, your Meade Telescope is ready for a lifetime of use. This package includes Deluxe Hard Shell Custom Carrying Case, 497 AutoStar Controller, 884 Tripod, Two Super Plossl Eyepieces plus an Extra Super Plossl Eyepiece and a Tripod Carry Bag - more than a $200 combined value - in stock and ready to be shipped to you!
Enjoy night after starry night of relaxation and exploration with this great telescope!
You'll love the versatility and capability of this durable, computer-driven, comet hunting Celestron Telescope!
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is loaded with valuable design features. With a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripod and quick release fork arm, it can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! At the heart of the SLT is a quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector telescope with an aperture of 5". With a focal ratio of f/5 and focal length of 650mm, it also features multi-coated, high quality optics and a rack and pinion focuser. The whole system, including the drive and computer units, weighs only 18 lbs.!
The affordable Celestron NexStar 130 SLT turns starry nights into space odysseys. The SLT comes with a fully computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects. The SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze. With the NexStar 130 you can see breathtaking views of the lunar landscape, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its 4 moons, Saturn resolved as a disc, with its rings plainly visible at medium and high magnification. Add to that beautiful star clusters, comets to chase and distant galaxies and you have a Celestron Telescope you'll use for many, many years to come!
Begin your celestial journey tonight!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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Computerized Celestron Telescope Automatic alignment is now a reality...
Before Celestron StarSense AutoAlign allows you become an instant astronomer - even if you've never used a telescope before! Compatible with almost all of Celestron's current computerized telescope models, 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.
The new Sky-Watcher StarGate 18" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is out of the box and soon will be available to you! This amazing dobsonian telescope features a recently developed mirror design where glass ribs are fused together in an oven, not glued. This new technology delivers outstanding performance on lunar and planetary subjects and the aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio makes deep sky objects snap out of the night sky!
The new Sky-Watcher StarGate 18" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope includes a cloth light shroud with supporting ribs and engages an elegant, easy-to-transport all metal truss-tube design. What's best is the StarGate Dob can be assembled and ready for use in less than 20 minutes!
This giant dobsonian telescope should be available in April 2015. Pre-order now for fastest delivery!
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