I had the opportunity to chat with a long time Khan Scope customer  (over 25 years) this past week on the phone

Being curious as to how many scopes he had owned in that time he rattled off his list.

First, there was the typical basic poor quality 60mm refractor with the wobbly tripod that  many amateurs seem
to start with.

Next the ubiquitous 4.5 reflectors on some eq mount that was ok.  

Far better than the first one;  After a few years with that he then upgraded to an excellent telescope:

The Meade 8" LX10 SCT.   It was a basic, no frills telescope and I recall these were particularly well made
and quite reliable.  Just a regular motor drive system. 
 
Now it's interesting to note  that when a customer starts with one particular brand of telescope, they tend to stick with it for many
years after.

So, no surprise that his next telescope was a Meade computerized 10" LXD75 Schmidt-Newtonian.   Bigger aperture.

Aperture fever always strikes at some point.

As this gentleman got older, scopes started getting heavier, and so he went completely in the opposite direction, and he bought
a Meade ETX 90 in 2014.  

In 2017, Meade re-released the legendary Meade ETX 125 ,   he then promptly upgraded to this model to get a bit more
aperture and to maintain a high degree of portability.
 
So there you go;  our telescopes change as we change.

If you are stuck in a rut, or finding that your present telescope is not meeting your current needs perhaps it's time to consider
trading it in and getting something that will work for you today. 

Drop by the store,  \or visit our website:

Clear Skies,

Ray 


Celestron NexStar SE Telescopes Instant Rebates

Save up to $100 on the Celestron NexStar SE Computerized Telescopes!

 
This sale runs from May 15 - June 30, and includes your choice of the 4", 5", 6" or 8" NexStar SE.  

These scopes are all very portable for their aperture and have easy-to-use, tried and true NexStar computer electronics that will show you the universe with the touch of a button!

PS Be sure to check out some of our bundle deals for even Greater Savings! 

Sill not sure?  Here a few reasons to consider one these incredible telescopes:

  • Highly portable. Even the 8" model is lightweight and compact.
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  • Thousands of satisfied customers can't be wrong!




Happy Victoria Day (Canada) !

Retail Store shopping hours:

Saturday: 10-7
Sunday: 11-6 
Monday: Closed 

 
Many folks have been looking for a compact and small equatorial mount for tracking purposes.

If you are planning an Eclipse trip this year, then this is the perfect mount to take with you.

It's small and compact and has a precision drive as well,

Check out this exclusive list of features and benefits:

  • Built in WiFi - Wirelessly control with your smartphone
  • High precision, portable and stable camera tracking system
  • Free app for Android and iOS platforms
  • Solar, lunar, and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotography
  • Payloads up to 3kg
  • Easy Polar Alignments with polar scope
  • Includes a Sky-Watcher Equatorial Wedge
  • Astrophotography and Astro-time-lapse photography
  • Short and long exposure time-lapse photography
  • Provides DSLR shutter control for multiple brands
  • Built-in motor protection and status indicators
  • Power Options: 2 x AA Batteries or External USB Supplied Power
Here are all the details.

Order today and get FREE SHIPPING! 

Clear Skies,

Ray Khan 

If you've got a hankering to try some CCD imaging and wanted to get started with the right gear
then here's a deal that you won't want to pass up:

Right now you can get the Celestron Monochrome Neximage CCD imager +  Skyris Color Filter Wheel + LRGB Color
filter set for a whopping 25% off in this particular bundle we've put together.

Yup! This is a mother of a deal,

You can grab it right now ,it's in stock. 

Don't muck about doing things the hard way, when you can get the whole kit and kaboodle for muchos savings.

Clear Skies,

Ray Khan

PS Speaking of mother's don't forget yours on Mother's day.  Remember you wouldn't be reading this right now if it
wasn't for her. 

PPS Here is the link again: https://khanscope.com/products/celestron-neximage-burst-monochrome-camera-95519 


Science North, located in Sudbury, Ontario  (about 4 hours north of Toronto) is well worth a visit if you
happen to be in the area.

Not only do they have a couple of excellent  Planetarium shows   but they also 
have some incredible exhibits on hand as well.

While it's mostly for kids, adults can have a great time as well;  they do have an IMAX theatre.

I'd have to say it's vastly better than the Ontario Science Centre located here in Toronto.

Sudbury was and still is a mining town.  

Be sure to also visit the Dynamic Earth which is part of Science North to learn about geology and mining.
Fascinating stuff

 You can actually experience what a miner's life was like in the last century and trust
me on this one: it was  tough as hell!  

Talk about getting the 'shaft'.    Miners were and had to be a  a tough lot.

A new exhibit: 101 inventions that changed the world ( The invention of  Beer is likely included in that list).

I could go on,

Hope you get a chance to check it out this year.

Clear Skies,

Ray

PS For an amazing Burger and cheap beer you can visit the Townhouse, downtown Sudbury.
Last time I was there, some regular standing outside the door told me  Chubby Checker
(ie The Twist) got his start there.  I think he was probably confused/drunk and actually meant Canadian Icon Stompin' Tom
Connors  who also wrote a song called: 'Sudbury Saturday Night'.