DAYSTAR SolaREDI Odyssey Telescope

Monday, April 23rd 2012 06:06 PM

BOTH THE 0.7Å AND 0.5Å SCOPES ARE IN STOCK!!! GET THEM BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!! Announcing the SolaREDi alpha series 60mm telescope.  As a multi-functional, ready to use dedicated hydrogen alpha solar telescope, designed with serious imagers in mind.  SolaREDi alpha is an entry level imager's telescope boasting both a modest pricetag and out-of-the-box application.  But alpha offers room to grow with 60mm clear aperture and full 35mm blocking filter elements and an included robust 2" focusing platform for a wide variety of solar imaging choices. Specifications:  Clear Aperture:  60mm Focal Length:  1375mm Limiting Resolution:  2.8 Arcseconds Operating Temperature:  20-90° F Power supply: DC 12V, maximum 120mA, 2.1x5.5mm AC Adapter included: 120-240VAC Power consumption: 1.5 watts Wavelength Shift range: 1Å 100% safe and fully blocked directly through the OTA Reaches focus using the following:...

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Anniversary Sale!!!

Wednesday, January 4th 2012 11:09 PM

      Celebrating forty years of providing the most innovative and dynamic astronomic products available, we're offering you one of our best deals ever! Simply purchase any new LX200®, LX90™, LS or LT telescope between January 1st and March 31st, 2012 and receive up to 10% of the purchase price - as much as $1,200 - to spend on whatever you like at Meade's online store. From our ultra-affordable...

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Year End Sale!!!!!

Wednesday, October 19th 2011 11:36 PM


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Wednesday, October 5th 2011 11:05 PM

 We have a youtube channel and are currently in the process of linking videos to the site! You will be able to view anything you want to know about astronomy! Come back often, things are changing almost daily! ! ! ! Leave Comments, and Recommendations! We hope to see you there!!

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Thursday, September 22nd 2011 08:11 PM


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Kowa's NEW line!! SV series Binoculars!

Thursday, September 15th 2011 05:05 PM

  Cost Effective with Superior Optical Performance All lenses and prisms of the SV Series are fully multi-coated and phase coated and has a highly reflective coating that minimizes the loss of light and produces a clear visual range and sharp image. Even though costs were reduced through simultaneous product development and the implementation of an objective focus mechanism (SV 32/42), the superior optical performance was maintained without sacrificing important features like being waterproof and dry nitrogen gas filled. The stylish design is ideal for bird watching, nature observation or any other outdoor activity. Depressions placed in the rubber armor make it easy to grip and hold the binoculars.The binoculars are waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent the internal structure from fogging. The lightweight design of the SV Series allows for extended use in the field. Even with a large 50mm objective lens, the weight of the SV 50 at 740g (10.. model) is...

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Takahashi 645 Reducer for FSQ-106ED / CCA-250

Friday, September 9th 2011 09:18 PM

Takahashi has just introduced a new 645 reducer for the FSQ-106ED and CCA-250. This unit was designed in response to the use of larger chip CCD cameras.  The reducer produces a 60mmø image circle that is 70% illuminated. This new reducer contains four elements in 4 groups and offers a 50% increase in light intensity over the current reducer. Additionally, a new flat multi-coating is used to further reduce light loss. The FSQ reduces to a 380mm f/3.6 and the CCA-250 becomes an 890mm f/3.6 instrument. It attaches directly to the rear of each scope. It further enhances the uses for the FSQ-ED and CCA-250.  The 645 Reducer Q7.2x will produce flat, high contrast wide field images with the FSQ-106ED/EDX and CCA-250 using large format CCD cameras and full frame digital SLR’s.

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ST-i Autoguiding Kit From SBIG

Thursday, September 8th 2011 06:06 PM

Takahashi Mewlon-300CRS

Friday, September 2nd 2011 06:02 PM

  The Mewlon-300CRS is the largest in the corrected Dall-Kirkhams made by Takahashi. The internal 3-element ED corrector transforms the M-300 into a corrected flat-field instrument.  An integral stepping motor control secondary focusing, which Takahashi first introduced in 1990, is now an advanced computer controllable focusing system. The focus system called Active Focus can be computer controlled by ASCOM compliant programs such as Focusmax and Maxim DL. A free of charge ASCOM driver is available for free download:  DOWNLOAD ASCOM PLATFORM 6. It enables the focus control and control of the cooling system. Backlash control is also included to insure precise focus for imaging or visual applications. The M-300CRS includes the pulse motor controlled secondary focuser. This new focuser is the successor to the secondary focusing system introduced by Takahashi in 1990 that is used on the Mewlon-250 and 300. Now this pulse motor has become t...

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Wednesday, August 24th 2011 09:04 PM

 We have some videos archived on youtube.  These videos give really good information on how to shop for a telescope and what you need to look for in a telescope. Why you want this and not that for starting out. Or going into astrophotography, what you will need and why. Some tricks and gadgets that are still useful for the beginner.  There are 20 videos and the information is very vaulable. Some of the technology has been around for a while and some is changing almost on a daily basis.  Enjoy Jesse as he takes you around our store and find the good stuff. :-)

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