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OSTARA ED / APO SCOPES        
models available from some of our stockists specialising in astronomy. More info, click here
and a new finderscope.  click here for more info
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We have stockists throughout the UK.
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-For information about servicing and repairs to your instrument please click here.-Find your nearest stockist please click here
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PRODUCT INFORMATION

For an overview of of our telescope range
Click here

For information about our OSTARA range of  telescopes and acessories - Click here

For information about our range of  eyepieces and accessories - Click here

For information about ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY adaptors - Click here

For information about our range of  astronomy filters - Click here

For information about our range of  Visionary telescopes - Click here

For information about the VisionaryTelesto and Mira Ceti  telescopes - Click here

For information about Observation binoculars - Click here

Elinor 10x50 - Winner Sky at Night review - Click here to view the full report,

TECHNICAL INFORMATION and INSTRUCTIONS

Setting up astro scopes with  EQ mounts. This guide is written for our Saxon EQ1and EQ2 but is a good guide for most telescopes and mounts - Click here

Setting up astro scopes with larger EQ mounts. This guide is written for our Saxon EQ3 and EQ5 but is a good guide for most high end telescopes and mounts - Click here

Setting up large Astroscopes with MD5 motorised mount - click here

When first setting up and from time to time your astro scope may require its collimation to be adjusted - click here for more information

For basic technical information - Please click here
Or if you want more detailed technical information, Please click here

For more information about astronomy, telescopes (and astro digiscoping) Click here

Take a look at Frequently asked Questions -
Click here
Viewing the sun -see Q14
Observing the moon see Q16
Equatorial mounts Q18
Collimating an astro scope Q21

SLR photography trough a telescope - click here

An introduction to Equatorial mounts - click here
This is a basic introduvtion only,
for more detailed info, please click the link below

Setting up your astronomical telescope and equatorial mount

This links to the pages of Richard McDonald, Canada. One of the easiest to read descriptions of setting up a scope and mount I've ever seen.
Thanks Richard for allwing us to post this link

 Astronomical reflecting telescopes require collimating ( aligning the mirrors ) which, like tuning a guitar,  needs to be done frequently if you want to get the best from your telescope. You'll find lots of information on the internet about this, or check out our FAQ's (link above) Q21

For more information on Visionary
adaptors and convertors - click here

For more information on OLIVON
adaptors and convertors - click here

For information about the Olivon
Hide-Clamp system, click here

For an introduction and the basics 
of digiscoping 
click here

Frequently asked Questions about digiscoping - Click here

Help and advice from digiscopediary
click here

Find a dealer nearby - Click here
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