<![CDATA[New Products from Main Store]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/rss/catalog/new/store_id/1/ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:48:29 +0000 Zend_Feed en_US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Alti-Gauge Digital Level for Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/alti-gauge-standalone.html

The Alti-Gauge is an Altitude Gauge/Digital Level designed for astronomy, with a dim red back-light to protect your night-vision.

$44.98
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<![CDATA[Light Shield for 12" Dobsonian Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/light-shield-for-12-inch-dobsonian-telescopes.html

This Light Shield fits 12" Dobsonian Telescopes by Apertura, Astro-Tech, and Zhumell

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE!

$39.98
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<![CDATA[Light Shield for 10" Dobsonian Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/light-shield-for-10-inch-dobsonian-telescopes.html

This Light Shield fits 10" Dobsonian Telescopes by Apertura, Astro-Tech, and Zhumell

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE!

$34.99
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<![CDATA[Light Shield for 8" Dobsonian Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/light-shield-for-8-inch-dobsonian-telescopes.html

This Light Shield fits 8" Dobsonian Telescopes by Apertura, Astro-Tech, and Zhumell

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE!

$29.99
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<![CDATA[Set of Three (3) Replacement Primary Mirror Collimation Springs]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/replacement-primary-mirror-collimation-springs.html

These replacement primary mirror collimation springs are significantly stronger than the factory-installed springs provided on GSO-manufactured scopes, and will help your primary mirror stay collimated longer. The are stainless steel with closed and ground ends so that the face of the springs are parallel to the back of the mirror cell, allowing for smooth, stable collimation.

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE!

$14.98
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<![CDATA[Set of Three (3) Leveling Feet BUNDLED with scope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/leveling-feet-for-dobsonian-telescopes-bundled.html

Price is for Leveling Feet bundled with a scope. Cannot be shipped separately!


Getting your Dobsonian Telescope's base level is important when using an object location system like a built-in Setting Circle, or a computerized system like Orion's Intelliscope.  And even if you don't use an object location system, setting your base level will make it more stable and prevent it from rotating in azimuth due to gravity.

These custom leveling feet are made from heavy-duty 8 gauge steel, with 3/4" tall threaded nuts welded to the brackets, for durability and stability.  The leveling bolts have approximately 2 1/2" of travel making it easy to get your base level on rough or sloped terrain.  The comfortable 5-lobe knobs makes adjustment quick and easy, and the large 1.5" diameter feet have a knobby, non-slip rubber insert in the bottom, ensuring that the base will stay where you put it, and won't scratch hardwood floors when stored indoors.

Mounting screws included!

$49.98
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<![CDATA[Set of Three (3) Leveling Feet for Dobsonian Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/leveling-feet-for-dobsonian-telescopes.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


Getting your Dobsonian Telescope's base level is important when using an object location system like a built-in Setting Circle, or a computerized system like Orion's Intelliscope.  And even if you don't use an object location system, setting your base level will make it more stable and prevent it from rotating in azimuth due to gravity.

These custom leveling feet are made from heavy-duty 8 gauge steel, with 3/4" tall threaded nuts welded to the brackets, for durability and stability.  The leveling bolts have approximately 2 1/2" of travel making it easy to get your base level on rough or sloped terrain.  The comfortable 5-lobe knobs makes adjustment quick and easy, and the large 1.5" diameter feet have a knobby, non-slip rubber insert in the bottom, ensuring that the base will stay where you put it, and won't scratch hardwood floors when stored indoors.

Mounting screws included!

$64.98
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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-ed127-essential-apo-refractor-telescope.html

Explore Scientific ED127 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - Classic White


 

The Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO produces a visual experience that is often compared to much larger aperture reflector telescopes. The contrast and resolving power can reveal stunning detail on planets and deep sky objects alike.

The new Essential Series ED127mm APO does NOT come with a case or finderscope, but DOES come with a dovetail base for a finderscope.

 

 

True Air-Spaced Apochromatic Optics with all the Refinements...

Hoya ED Glass, a Critical Element of Explore Scientific EDApochromatic Refracting Telescopes

Hoya ED Glass from Japan

The designers of the Air Spaced Triplet ED Apo Series pursued to produce top-quality refractors with lasting value. The optical solution was to provide a traditional air-spaced design mounted in a rugged, adjustable lens cell. This design, shaped from experienced craftsmanship and polished from genuine HOYA™ FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) ED(Extra-low Dispersion) glass, a critical element to produce images that refractor afficianados know can only be obtained with a high-quality true apochromat.


The owner of an Explore Scientific ED Apo will appreciate the attention to detail and the standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser and a 2" 99% reflective dielectric diagonal.  The new Essential Series ED 127mm APO does NOT come with a finderscope, but DOES come with a dovetail base for a finderscope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with a transferrable Five Year USA Limited Warranty.

 

High Performance Optics Demand a High Precision Focuser

 

Exploring the fine features around the Moon's Hadley Rille will put to test observing skills of any astronomer as well as precision of telescope optics. Better optical quality dictates more precise focusing.

 

This is especially true when observing at high magnification or when making CCD images. With a standard focuser, you will find that a tiny nudge will throw out focus and turn your night into one of frustration.

 

So we included as standard equipment, on all Explore ScientificED Apos, a ten-to-one, two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus. We think you'll agree that such precision is worth it.

 

Optical Alignment

 

One of the bonuses of ownership of a refractor is that, compared to standard reflector telescopes, they almost never require re-aligning of the optics (collimation). However, any telescope that is subjected to shock may require optical alignment.

 

Removing the dew shield, you can access the alignment screws, which you can adjust yourself by referring to the instructions. You can also send it to Explore Scientific’s Service Center for alignment. A standard service charge applies.

 

Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

 

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

 

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

 

Universal Mounting Plate

 

The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the ED 127 fits on mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Vixen, and Meade LXD55/75. It also attaches to photo tripods with standard USA or European thread attaching knobs.


You can mount the ED 127 to many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including Explore Scientific mounts.

 

 

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $4,222.99

Special Price: $1,899.99

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<![CDATA[Base For APERTURA AD10 Dobsonian Telescopes]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/base-for-apertura-ad10.html

This is the base only for the Apertura AD10. The price includes shipping in the Continental U.S. Also fits Zhumell Z10 and Astro-Tech AT10D

$94.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Night Vision Red Flashlight]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/cel-nv-red-flashlight.html An important accessory for anyone getting into astronomy is the Celestron Night Vision Red Flashlight! Did you know that when your eyes are dark adapted, using a red light will help to illuminate your charts, accessory case, etc, without losing your eyes dark adaption?

Regular Price: $20.95

Special Price: $18.95

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<![CDATA[Red Dwarf Astronomy Light with Red LED Bulb]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/red-dwarf-astronomy-light-with-led-bulb.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


Protect your dark-adapted with this indespensible light.  The Red Dwarf has a sturdy built-in clip so that you can quickly attach it to your eyepiece tray or another part of your scope/base/tripod, to a star chart or book, or to your accessories box.  It also features a flexible metal gooseneck for easy adjust-ability, allowing you to put the light right where you need it, when you need it.  Don't go out again without the Red Dwarf!

 

** Batteries included

$19.98
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<![CDATA[Apertura 35mm Extension Tube]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-35mm-extension-tube.html

The Apertura 35mm Extension Tube for use with 2" telescope focusers. For lower power, wide field-of-view (FOV) eyepieces, it may be necessary to increase the focal length with the 35mm Extension Tube to achieve focus.

 

The 35mm Extension Tube accepts 2" eyepieces and 1.25" eye-piece adapters for use with 1.25" eyepieces.

$24.95
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<![CDATA[Apertura Precision Micro Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford-Style Focuser]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-microfocuser.html This is an Apertura 2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter. This is the very same product that is outfitted on the Apertura AD8, AD10 and AD12 Dobsonian Telescopes.

Regular Price: $175.00

Special Price: $129.98

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<![CDATA[Telrad Reflex Finder Dew Shield Accessory]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/telrad-dew-shield.html

The Telrad Dew Shield protects the Telrad's display from impact and shields it from dew or frost build up that would obscure sighting with the scope.

 

The Dew Shield brackets attach to the body of the Telrad with existing screws.

 

NOTE: Telrad Reflex Finder sold separately (see related products)
$14.95
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<![CDATA[Telrad Reflex Finder Dew Shield+ with Mirror Accessory]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/telrad-dew-shield-mirror.html

The Telrad Dew Shield+ protects the Telrad's display from impact and shields it from dew or frost build up that would obscure sighting with the scope. The Dew Shield+ incorporates a mirror into the regular Dew Shield that enables viewing from over the sight with fully adjustable viewing angles.

 

The Dew Shield brackets attach to the body of the Telrad with existing screws.

 

NOTE: Telrad Reflex Finder sold separately (see related products)
$26.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Polar Finder CG-4 (Omni Mount)]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-polar-finder-cg-4.html

This useful accessory speeds accurate polar alignment by providing a means of visually aligning your German equatorial mount with Polaris and true North. As a result, you can spend more time observing and less time setting up. The finderscope has an easy to use cross hair reticle.


For use with CG-4 (Omni) mounts.

 

WARRANTY: Two year limited warranty.

$49.95
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<![CDATA[Dust Cover for Apertura AD10 Dobsonian Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad10-dust-cover.html Dust Cover for Apertura AD10 Dobsonian Telescope (AD10 ONLY).
$32.95
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<![CDATA[Dust Cover for Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad8-dust-cover.html Dust Cover for Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope (AD8 ONLY).
$29.95
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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 25mm 100 Degree Series™ Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepieces]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-25mm-100-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 25mm 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer EMD deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 100 Degree Series™ hyper-wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics, and yes they are indeed ruggedized and waterproof to withstand the outdoor environment.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 100 degree apparent field is an extreme full-immersion experience. You have to try it to understand the visual impact that these eyepieces produce.

 

These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.

 

Like all Explore Scientific eyepieces, the lens elements of the 100 degree eyepiece are meticulously cleaned and aligned before being installed in their precision machined lens barrels. Each lens and lens grouping have EMD™ (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings and are edge-blackened to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. Contrast is further enhanced with baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.

Each optical surface is meticulously cleaned before and during assembly of each eyepiece.

 

Each 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus, and to maximize the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 100 degree eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Testing for airtight seal.

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $1,556.99

Special Price: $699.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 9mm 120 Degree Series™ Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepieces]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-9mm-120-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 9mm 120 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 120 Degree; Series™ hyper-wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics, and yes they are indeed ruggedized and waterproof to withstand the outdoor environment.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 120 degree apparent field is an extreme full-immersion experience. You have to try it to understand the visual impact that these eyepieces produce.

 

These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.

 

Like all Explore Scientific eyepieces, the lens elements of the 120 degree; eyepiece are meticulously cleaned and aligned before being installed in their precision machined lens barrels. Each lens and lens grouping have EMD™ (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings and are edge-blackened to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. Contrast is further enhanced with baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.

Each optical surface is meticulously cleaned before and during assembly of each eyepiece.

 

Each 120 Degree Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus, and to maximize the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 120 degree eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Testing for airtight seal.

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $2,000.99

Special Price: $899.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific AR102 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-ar102-refractor-telescope.html

Explore Scientific AR102 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope


The latest addition to the Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series is the very portable, grab-and-go 102mm!

 

Like its two larger brothers, the AR127, and the AR152, these are classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic refractors with superior-class optical figure, in a short (f/6.5) focal length design. These optics are an extreme value, produce stunning images of deep sky objects, double stars, planets, and the moon that are a small fraction of the price of comparable aperture apochromat refractors. Finally one can own a diffraction-limited high quality refractor for a relatively modest investment.

 

Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser, a 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal Mirror, and an 8x50 Finder Scope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty.

 

It's All About the Optics!
The optics in their collimatable lens cell are fully multi-coated to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. We precision collimate every Explore Scientific telescope at our factory to give optimum performance. Although you may never need to adjust optical alignment, the AR Series allows for collimating the lens set should the telescope ever require it.

 

Deluxe Two-Speed Focuser
The Explore Scientific Air-Spaced DoubletAR Series telescopes include a precision 2-inch two-speed as standard equipment. The eyepiece holder uses a compression ring to prevent the eyepiece or camera barrel from scoring.

 

Many telescopes are only supplied with a standard single-speed focuser, you will find that a tiny nudge will throw out focus and turn your night into one of frustration.

 

So we included as standard equipment, on all Explore Scientific ARSeries, a two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus. We think you'll agree that such precision is worth it.

 

Universal Mounting Plate
The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the AR 102 fits on many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Celestron, Vixen, and others.

 

Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light
The Two-Inch Dielectric Diagonal includes a 1.25" eyepiece holder adapter and dust covers to protect the mirror.

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment.

 

8x50 Finder Scope
The Explore Scientific 8x50 Finder Scope provides a true field of view of 6°. Its coated optics provide a bright high-resolution image so that many faint stars and nebulosity can be detected for precise aiming.

 

The front objective can be custom focused to provide a sharp image every time.


All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $1,178.99

Special Price: $499.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific AR127 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-ar127-refractor-telescope.html

Explore Scientific AR127 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope


The classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic refractor is reborn with the aim to produce superior-class optical figure in a short (f/6.5) focal length design with Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Doublet ARSeries. These optics are an extreme value, produce stunning images of deep sky objects, double stars, planets, and the moon that are a small fraction of the price of comparable aperture apochromat refractors. Finally one can own a diffraction-limited high quality refractor for a relatively modest investment.

 

Designed to handle the rigorsof public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser, a 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal Mirror, and an 8x50 Finder Scope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty.

 

It's All About the Optics!
The optics in their collimatable lens cell are fully multi-coated to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. We precision collimate every Explore Scientific telescope at our factory to give optimum performance. Although you may never need to adjust optical alignment, the AR Series allows for collimating the lens set should the telescope ever require it.

 

Deluxe Two-Speed Focuser
The Explore Scientific Air-Spaced DoubletAR Series telescopes include a precision 2-inch two-speed as standard equipment. The eyepiece holder uses a compression ring to prevent the eyepiece or camera barrel from scoring.

 

Many telescopes are only supplied with a standard single-speed focuser, you will find that a tiny nudge will throw out focus and turn your night into one of frustration.

 

So we included as standard equipment, on all Explore Scientific ARSeries, a two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus. We think you'll agree that such precision is worth it.

 

Universal Mounting Plate
The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the AR 102 fits on many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Celestron, Vixen, and others.

 

Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light
The Two-Inch Dielectric Diagonal includes a 1.25" eyepiece holder adapter and dust covers to protect the mirror.

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment.

 

8x50 Finder Scope
The Explore Scientific 8x50 Finder Scope provides a true field of view of 6°. Its coated optics provide a bright high-resolution image so that many faint stars and nebulosity can be detected for precise aiming.

 

The front objective can be custom focused to provide a sharp image every time.


All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $1,556.99

Special Price: $599.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific AR152 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-ar152-refractor-telescope.html

Explore Scientific AR152 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series™ Achromat Refractor Telescope


The AR152 (six-inch), with its larger aperture optics gathers 44% more light over the AR127 (five-inch) model, providing much brighter images and higher resolution. Our goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers. At high power the moon and the planets are revealed in sharp, high contrast.

 

Designed to handle the rigorsof public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser, a 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal Mirror, and an 8x50 Finder Scope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty.

 

It's All About the Optics!
The optics in their collimatable lens cell are fully multi-coated to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. We precision collimate every Explore Scientific telescope at our factory to give optimum performance. Although you may never need to adjust optical alignment, the AR Series allows for collimating the lens set should the telescope ever require it. Contrast is further enhanced with multiple baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.

 

Deluxe Two-Speed Focuser
The Explore Scientific Air-Spaced DoubletAR Series telescopes include a precision 2-inch two-speed as standard equipment. The eyepiece holder uses a compression ring to prevent the eyepiece or camera barrel from scoring.

 

Many telescopes are only supplied with a standard single-speed focuser, you will find that a tiny nudge will throw out focus and turn your night into one of frustration.

 

So we included as standard equipment, on all Explore Scientific ARSeries, a two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus. We think you'll agree that such precision is worth it.

 

Universal Mounting Plate
The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the AR 102 fits on many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Celestron, Vixen, and others.

 

Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light
The Two-Inch Dielectric Diagonal includes a 1.25" eyepiece holder adapter and dust covers to protect the mirror.

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

 

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

 

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

 

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment.

 

8x50 Finder Scope

The Explore Scientific 8x50 Finder Scope provides a true field of view of 6°. Its coated optics provide a bright high-resolution image so that many faint stars and nebulosity can be detected for precise aiming.

 

The front objective can be custom focused to provide a sharp image every time.


All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $1,889.99

Special Price: $749.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific ED127 127mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope-Carbon Fiber Edition]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-ed127-apo-refractor-telescope-cf.html

Explore Scientific ED127 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - Carbon Fiber edition


The Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO produces a visual experience that is often compared to much larger aperture reflector telescopes. The contrast and resolving power can reveal stunning detail on planets and deep sky objects alike.

 

The new ED 127mm Carbon Fiber Edition APO does NOT come with a finderscope, but DOES come with a dovetail base for a finderscope.

True Air-Spaced Apochromatic Optics with all the Refinements...

Hoya ED Glass, a Critical Element of Explore Scientific EDApochromatic Refracting Telescopes

Hoya ED Glass from Japan

The designers of the Air Spaced Triplet ED Apo Series pursued to produce top-quality refractors with lasting value. The optical solution was to provide a traditional air-spaced design mounted in a rugged, adjustable lens cell. This design, shaped from experienced craftsmanship and polished from genuine HOYA™ FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) ED(Extra-low Dispersion) glass, a critical element to produce images that refractor afficianados know can only be obtained with a high-quality true apochromat.


The owner of an Explore Scientific ED Apo will appreciate the attention to detail and the standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser, a 2" 99% reflective dielectric diagonal, an 8x50 erect-image, illuminated-reticle viewfinder, and a deluxe case. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with a transferrable Five Year USA Limited Warranty.

 

High Performance Optics Demand a High Precision Focuser

 

Exploring the fine features around the Moon's Hadley Rille will put to test observing skills of any astronomer as well as precision of telescope optics. Better optical quality dictates more precise focusing.

 

This is especially true when observing at high magnification or when making CCD images. With a standard focuser, you will find that a tiny nudge will throw out focus and turn your night into one of frustration.

 

So we included as standard equipment, on all Explore ScientificED Apos, a ten-to-one, two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus. We think you'll agree that such precision is worth it.

 

Optical Alignment

 

One of the bonuses of ownership of a refractor is that, compared to standard reflector telescopes, they almost never require re-aligning of the optics (collimation). However, any telescope that is subjected to shock may require optical alignment.

 

Removing the dew shield, you can access the alignment screws, which you can adjust yourself by referring to the instructions. You can also send it to Explore Scientific’s Service Center for alignment. A standard service charge applies.

 

Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light

 

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

 

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

 

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

 

We Keep You from Getting Lost in the Dark!

 

Many premium small refractors don't include some basic accessories like a viewfinder. This is often done to keep prices down. Those manufacturers rationalize that its owner simply will not need a viewfinder... wrong!

 

While it's true that ED Apos in this aperture usually have short focal lengths, it still is a challenge to successfully aim the telescope without a viewfinder. So we decided to offer a superior class 8x50 viewfinder as standard equipment.

 

The Explore Scientific 8x50 produces a wide 6° field of view and allows precision focus of both main objective and eyepiece illuminated reticle. A precision polished roof prism produces images that are right-side-up, left-to-right correct. In other words, things are not upside-down and backwards like most viewfinders. Our illuminated reticle is truly designed for finding objects with its open center (so you don't mask the object you are centering with cross hairs) and scale markings for 1.5°, 3°, and 4.5° (the edge of the field of view is the 6° boundary).

 

The 55° apparent field, long eye-relief eyepiece produces a bright 15.5mm exit pupil and will allow you to find faint galaxies, comets, and nebulae. All optics are fully-multicoated to insure maximum contrast.

 

Carbon Fiber Tube and Cradle Rings with Handle


Although it cost more, we chose carbon fiber for the telescope tube and dew shield for its high strength-to-weight ratio and its low expansion characteristics when subjected to temperature variations. This helps to keep the instrument light in weight and keeps the instrument focused even if the temperature drops.

 

Even though this telescope uses a carbon fiber tube making it much lighter, we supply a handle to easily grip the telescope for mounting and placing it back in its case. In addition we slot the handle to accept a standard 1/4x20 bolt to attach a camera.

 

Universal Mounting Plate

 

The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the ED 127 fits on mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Vixen, and Meade LXD55/75. It also attaches to photo tripods with standard USA or European thread attaching knobs.


You can mount the ED 127 to many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including Explore Scientific mounts.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $5,556.99

Special Price: $2,499.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific Twilight II Deluxe Dual-Head Altaz Mount w/ Heavy-Duty Field Tripod]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-twilight-ii-hd-dh-mount-tripod.html

Explore Scientific Twilight II Deluxe Dual-Head Altaz Mount w/ Heavy-Duty Field Tripod


 

Stable and smooth, the new TwiLight II Altaz Mount comes with a dual mount head, and a heavy-duty adjustable-height tripod designed for years of rugged use.

 
You can use one or two telescopes simultaneously on the TwiLight II. Probably the questions that we are asked most is, "Why use two telescopes on a mount at the same time?"... Well many of our friends own more than one telescope, and it is fun to compare them side by side. It also works very well with crowds during astronomy outreach nights, allowing the host astronomer to keep one of the telescopes aimed while the people in line take a look through the other.
 

Of course you can use just one telescope on the TwiLight II. Our largest and heaviest telescope, the DAR152 (six-inch doublet), works fine without counterbalancing the other side.
 

The dual mount head accepts all Explore Scientific telescopes, and most other telescopes that use a Vixen-style dovetail mounting plate.

 

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $1,289.99

Special Price: $579.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Head Mount and Tripod]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-twilight-i-adj-mount-tripod.html

Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Head Mount and Tripod

 

The ultimate "grab-n-go" companion for your portable telescope, the new TwiLight I Altaz Mount has geared slow motions with flexible cable controls for fine altitude and azimuth adjustments.  Its sturdy metal continuously adjustable-height tripod will withstand years of rugged use. 

 
This mount, with it's adjustable angle head, provides a lighter and more versatile alternative to our TwiLight II mount. It has all the smoothness and versatility of its dual head cousin in just one head, making it smaller, lighter, and providing you with the mobility and ease that you desire. The TwiLight I is a perfect choice for all of your viewing needs and it is made with all the special care and craftsmanship of all Explore Scientific products. 

 
The TwiLight I is perfect for the Explore Scientific ED80, ED102, AR102, and BRESSER Messier Series telescopes. It's also a great choice for most brand small-to-medium telescopes that use a Vixen-style dovetail mounting plate. 

 
Although designed for small-to-medium size telescopes, heavier telescopes (e.g. ED127, and Comet Hunter) may also be used with the TwiLight I where larger tripods and mounts cannot be transported (e.g. during travel expeditions, etc).

 

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $667.99

Special Price: $299.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 24mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-24mm-68-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 20mm 68 Degree Argon-Purged Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68 Degree Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.

 

With the introduction of the 68 Degree Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 68 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body nitrogen-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and Explore Scientific takes care of the rest.


Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 28mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-28mm-68-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 28mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68 Degree Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.

 

With the introduction of the 68 Degree Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 68 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and Explore Scientific takes care of the rest.


Regular Price: $422.99

Special Price: $189.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 34mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-34mm-68-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 34mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68 Degree Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.

 

With the introduction of the 68 Degree Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 68 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and Explore Scientific takes care of the rest.


Regular Price: $556.99

Special Price: $249.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 9mm 100 Degree Series™ Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepieces]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-9mm-100-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 9mm 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 100 Degree Series™ hyper-wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics, and yes they are indeed ruggedized and waterproof to withstand the outdoor environment.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 100 degree apparent field is an extreme full-immersion experience. You have to try it to understand the visual impact that these eyepieces produce.

 

These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.

 

Like all Explore Scientific eyepieces, the lens elements of the 100 degree eyepiece are meticulously cleaned and aligned before being installed in their precision machined lens barrels. Each lens and lens grouping have EMD™ (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings and are edge-blackened to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. Contrast is further enhanced with baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.

Each optical surface is meticulously cleaned before and during assembly of each eyepiece.

 

Each 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus, and to maximize the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 100 degree eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Testing for airtight seal.

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $756.99

Special Price: $339.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 14mm 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepieces]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-14mm-100-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 14mm 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 100 Degree Series™ hyper-wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics, and yes they are indeed ruggedized and waterproof to withstand the outdoor environment.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 100 Degree apparent field is an extreme full-immersion experience. You have to try it to understand the visual impact that these eyepieces produce.

 

These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.

 

Like all Explore Scientific eyepieces, the lens elements of the 100 degree eyepiece are meticulously cleaned and aligned before being installed in their precision machined lens barrels. Each lens and lens grouping have EMD™ (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings and are edge-blackened to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. Contrast is further enhanced with baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.

Each optical surface is meticulously cleaned before and during assembly of each eyepiece.

 

Each 100 Degree Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus, and to maximize the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 100 degree eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

Testing for airtight seal.

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty by simply filling out the product registration and submitting it in within 60 days. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific eyepiece. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration, and we'll take care of the rest.

 

 


Regular Price: $889.99

Special Price: $399.99

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<![CDATA[Dust Cover for Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad12-dust-cover.html Dust Cover for Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope (AD12 ONLY).
$35.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron FirstScope Dobsonian Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-firstscope-telescope.html

 

FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!


In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us. The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. FirstScope is also stylish enough to be a decorative fixture on your bookshelf or desk. The FirstScope Accessory Kit expands the capabilities of your FirstScope telescope to make it more enjoyable and easier to use, enhance your views of the night sky, and make it safer to transport wherever you go.

 

Regular Price: $73.95

Special Price: $49.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron FirstScope Accessory Kit]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-firstscope-accessory-kit.html

 

FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!


The FirstScope Accessory Kit expands the capabilities of your FirstScope telescope to make it more enjoyable and easier to use, enhance your views of the night sky, and make it safer to transport wherever you go.

 

 

Accessory Kit Includes:

* 12.5 mm Eyepiece – 1.25" – Increases the power to 24x which makes it easier to find and observe some objects that require more magnification.

* 6 mm Eyepiece – 1.25" – This eyepiece increases the power to 50x which boosts the magnification up higher to see more detail of faint objects.

* Moon Filter – 1.25" – A moon filter reduces the brightness of the moon and improves contrast so that greater detail can be observed on the lunar surface. The filter has threads on it which screw into the bottom of the eyepieces.

* 5x24 Finderscope & bracket – This finderscope with bracket will make it easier to locate astronomical objects with the FirstScope telescope because of its much wider field of view and low magnification. Installation is simple with no tools necessary.

* CD-ROM – "The SkyX" – Lets you explore and develop an understanding of basic astronomy. This full featured planetarium software is capable of printing star charts, displaying beautiful astronomical photos, helps you to identify planets and stars, learn the constellations, and much more. Operating Systems: Windows XP and Vista, as well as MAC 10.4.8 and later.

* Nylon Carrying Bag for FirstScope Telescope – Pack your FirstScope telescope and accessories in this tote bag for easy and safe transportation. 

 



Regular Price: $23.95

Special Price: $19.95

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 4.7mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-4-7mm-82-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 4.7mm 82 Degree Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-6-7mm-82-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 Degree Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 8.8mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-8-8mm-82-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 8.8mm 82 Degree Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 11mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-11mm-82-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 11mm 82 Degree Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 14mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-14mm-82-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 14mm 82 Degree Series 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 16mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-16mm-68-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 16mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68 Degree Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.

 

With the introduction of the 68 Degree Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field. The 68 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and Explore Scientific takes care of the rest.


Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 20mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-20mm-68-series-1-25-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 20mm 68 Degree Series Argon-Purged 1.25 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68 Degree Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.

 

With the introduction of the 68 Degree Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field. The 68 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with a free 5 Year Transferrable Limited Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and Explore Scientific takes care of the rest.


Regular Price: $311.99

Special Price: $139.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 18mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-18mm-82-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 18mm 82 Degree Series 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $422.99

Special Price: $189.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 24mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-24mm-82-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 24mm 82 Degree Series 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $600.99

Special Price: $269.99

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<![CDATA[Explore Scientific 30mm 82 Degree Series Argon-Purged 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/explore-scientific-30mm-82-series-2-waterproof-eyepiece.html

Explore Scientific 30mm 82 Degree Series 2 Inch Waterproof Eyepiece


Using advanced computer design, combinations of low dispersion and high refractive index optical glasses, and durable multilayer deposition coatings, Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics.

 

The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

 

Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field.The 82 Degree Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.

 

To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.  

 

Developing our new eyepieces we wanted to take a fresh perspective and address several points. Our goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:

 

Focus on Value - We invite direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.

 

Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Our waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal we test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

 

Creating an Identity - We look at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece we can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.

 

Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind our products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You’ll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.

 

All Explore Scientific telescopes and telescope accessories are covered under our standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to Explore STAR by simply filling out the product registration and submit it in within 60 days.

 

This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it, and we'll take care of the rest.

Regular Price: $667.99

Special Price: $299.99

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<![CDATA[Celestron C6-SGT (XLT) Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-c6-sgt-xlt-computerized-telescope.html

The Advanced C6-SGT is Celestron’s first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade.  Our NEW 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 40% more light gathering than a 5” telescope.

All C6-SGT models come standard with Celestron’s StarBright® XLT coatings at no extra cost.

 

 

Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount, this telescope has some high performance software and hardware features.  Operated by our proven NexStar® computer control technology, the telescope has a 40,000+ object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects. Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms.

Using the RS-232 communication port on the hand control, you can control the telescope via a personal computer and our new flash upgradeable hand controls allow you to update your telescope's operating software via the Internet.  An Autoguider port is also included for astrophotography.  No matter at what level you are starting out, this precision instrument will satisfy your needs both visually and photographically.

 

CG-5 Mount - Precision engineered for stability


Our new German Equatorial mount has precision worm gears on both axes for extremely smooth stability.  The key element that makes this system the most stable in its class is the NEW heavy-duty tripod with larger and more substantial legs that offer excellent damping characteristics for more stable views.  The CG-5 also has a convenient latitude scale for easier alignment and an optional polar finder scope for the ultimate in precision alignments.

 

C6-SGT - General Features

* 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings

* 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects

* Heavy Duty (CG-5GT) computerized German Equatorial mount 

* Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray 

* Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

Computerized Mount Features 

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable  stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)


Regular Price: $1,907.95

Special Price: $1,099.00

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<![CDATA[Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-astromaster-70az-refractor-telescope.html

If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. 

 

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

 

AstroMaster 70AZ General Features


* Quick and easy no-tool setup
* Permanently mounted StarPointer
* Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
* Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch - for smooth and accurate pointing
* Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
* All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
* Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
* "The Sky®" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

 

Regular Price: $191.95

Special Price: $149.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-astromaster-130eq-reflector-telescope.html

If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. 

 


The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

 

AstroMaster 130EQ General Features

* Quick and easy no-tool setup
* Permanently mounted StarPointer
* Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
* Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
* German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
* Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
* All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
* Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
* "The Sky®" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

 

Regular Price: $393.95

Special Price: $279.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron Omni Series 40mm 1.25 inch Plossl Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-omni-series-40mm-1-25-inch-plossl-eyepiece.html

The Omni is a 4-element premium symmetrical Plössl optical design. Features include blackened lens edges to minimize internal reflection and maximize contrast, multi-layer coating group on each lens surface to maximize light transmission and contrast, and each Omni goes through a two-step anodizing process to prevent reflection from the top eyepiece barrel, unlike most other manufactures who use reflective surfaces.

 

Threaded barrels accept 1-1/4" Celestron thread-in filters.

 

Manufacturer's Warranty: Two year limited warranty.

Regular Price: $63.95

Special Price: $49.95

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<![CDATA[Meade #928 45 Degree Image Erecting Prism ]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-928-45-image-erecting-prism.html

Meade #928 45° Image Erecting Prism


Meade refracting telescope models (like all refractors) normally produce an image that is reversed or "inverted" due to the inherent nature of the lenses used in their optical configuration. This left to right mirror reversal of the image poses no problem for astronomy, however in terrestrial observing a corrected image is highly desirable which is where this useful accessory comes in.

 

For observing wildlife, a home with a view, or other Earthly applications the Meade 928 Erecting Prism results in an image which is both right side up and corrected left to right. It also provides a comfortable 45° observing angle which is more convenient for daytime use.

 

For all Meade refractors with 1.25" focusers including 70AZ, DS-2080 and DS-2090, and LXD75 AR5 and AR-6. May also be used with LX90, LX200 or other Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free models with a 1.25" eyepiece holder. Note: not compatible with ETX models.

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

Regular Price: $39.99

Special Price: $39.95

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<![CDATA[Meade #607 DC Power Cord with Cigarette Lighter Adapter]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-607-dc-power-cord-with-cigarette-lighter-adapter.html

Meade #607 DC Power Cord w/Cigarette Lighter Adapter

 

Lets you power most Meade models from a car cigarette lighter style power socket. Works with Meade ETX90, ETX-125, LXD-75, LS and LT models, LX90 models, LX200GPS and ACF models up to 14" diameter, all RCX/LX400 models, and other models which have a 12V "phono" type power input jack.

 

 

NOTE: not compatible with DS-2000 series telescopes, 18 volt LX200 "Classic models, or 16" LX200 which require 18 volts.

 

Offering convenient power on the go, this item is great for saving batteries and for extended star parties. Includes a 25 foot cord length.

 

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty

 

 

Regular Price: $24.99

Special Price: $23.95

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<![CDATA[Meade 2 Inch Accessory Adapter for ACF and SCT Models]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-2-accessory-adapter-for-acf-and-sct-models.html

Meade 2" Accessory Adapter for Meade ACF and SCT models

 

Converts the rear cell thread of the telescope to a 2" slip fit, allowing use of 2" accessories such as 2" slip fit diagonals and 2" eyepieces on Meade LX90 and LX200 models of all years and sizes.

 

Compatible with all years, makes and Models of Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain and Advanced Coma Free models including 2080, 2120, LX50, LX200, RCX, and LS models and other models which have a Schmidt-Cassegrain rear cell thread. 

 

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

Regular Price: $39.99

Special Price: $38.95

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<![CDATA[Meade #62 T-Adapter for SCT Models]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-62-t-adapter-for-sct-models.html

Meade 62 T-Adapter with SCT thread for SCT model telescopes

 

Compatible with all Meade LS, LX90 and LX200 models including ACF and older Schmidt-Cassagrain designs which have a standard Schmit-Cassegrain type rear cell thread.

 

The #62 T-Adapter threads to the rear cell of the telescope directly without use of an eyepiece holder. Output is a standard photographic T-thread (male) to which many imaging devices including the Meade DSI will thread directly. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount is required, ordered separately for your 35mm camera brand.

 

The appropriate T-mount will thread onto the universal threads of the T-Adapter on one side and has the bayonet-mount unique to the user's brand of 35mm camera on the other side. In this way the camera body is rigidly coupled to the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens.

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $28.95

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<![CDATA[Meade #64 T-Adapter for ETX Models]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-64-t-adapter-for-etx-models.html

Meade #64 T-Adapter for photography with ETX model telescopes

 

Allows for prime focus photography with Meade ETX-90 and ETX-125 models. The #64 T-Adapter threads to the rear photo port of the ETX telescope.

 

Output is a standard photographic T-thread to which many imaging devices including the Meade DSI will thread directly. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount (not included) is required, ordered separately for your specific 35mm camera brand and model. The combined 64T-Adapter and T-Mount rigidly couple the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens.

 

Compatible with all ETX-90 and ETX-125 models including ETX-90, ETX-90RA, ETX-90PE, and all ETX-125 and ETX-125PE models. NOTE: not compatible with ETX-60, ETX-70 or ETX-80AT.

 

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

Regular Price: $34.99

Special Price: $33.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron C8-SGT (XLT) Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-c8-sgt-xlt-computerized-telescope.html

Celestron's C8 has been a best-selling optical system for decades.  Combining a reputation for optical excellence with lightweight portability and great value, the C8-S is the perfect choice if you’re looking for an advanced first telescope or want to upgrade to a larger aperture telescope.

 

An adjustable counterweight makes it easy to point, balance and use.  This C8 optical system comes with our premium StarBright® XLT coatings and its large aperture offers light gathering power 843 times that of the human eye.  Included are setting circles on both axes, slow-motion controls and latitude scale.  An optional polar alignment scope for quick alignment is available.

 

 

Mounted on the Advanced GT Series computerized mount, thistelescope has some high performance software and hardware features.  Operated by our proven NexStar® computer control technology, the telescope has a 40,000+ object database with 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects. Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms.

 

Using the RS-232 communication port on the hand control, you can control the telescope via a personal computer and our new flash upgradeable hand controls allow you to update your telescope's operating software via the Internet.  An Autoguider port is also included for astrophotography.

 

 

CG-5 Mount - Precision engineered for stability


Our new German Equatorial mount has precision worm gears on both axes for extremely smooth stability.  The key element that makes this system the most stable in its class is the NEW heavy-duty tripod with larger and more substantial legs that offer excellent damping characteristics for more stable views.  The CG-5 also has a convenient latitude scale for easier alignment and an optional polar finder scope for the ultimate in precision alignments.

 

C8-SGT - General Features

* 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings

* 6x30 finderscope to help accurately find objects

* Heavy Duty (CG-5GT) computerized German Equatorial mount 

* Ultra sturdy 2" diameter steel tripod with accessory tray 

* Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky

Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

Computerized Mount Features 

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* 40,000 object database with over 100 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable  stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* RS-232 communication port on hand control to control the telescope via a personal computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)


Regular Price: $2,677.95

Special Price: $1,529.00

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<![CDATA[Celestron Collimation Eyepiece 1.25 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-collimation-eyepiece-1-25-in.html

After the initial assembly, the first and foremost procedure for a telescope is to align the primary and secondary mirrors to insure a crisp, clear and accurate view. The Celestron Cheshire Collimation Eyepiece is ideal for precise collimation of Newtonians and helpful for aligning Schmidt-Cassegrains. This special eyepiece fits into 1¼" focusers or diagonals.

 

Alignment is easy using the small opening on one end and thin cross hairs at the other end. The collimation eyepiece is more accurate than the simple Collimation Tool. The Cheshire Colimation Eyepiece is a visual collimator and does not use a laser.

 

WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.

Regular Price: $37.95

Special Price: $34.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-5-5-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm, 1.25" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view and waterproof construction. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 1.25" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$129.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Ultra Wide Angle 8.8mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-8-8-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 8.8mm, 1.25" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view and waterproof construction. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 1.25" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$129.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Ultra Wide Angle 14mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-14-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm, 1.25" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view and waterproof construction. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 1.25" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$129.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 20mm 2 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-20-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 20mm, 2" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view and waterproof construction. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 2" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$149.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 24mm 2 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-24-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 24mm, 2" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 2" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Please note that the eyepiece is a large 2" barrel diameter eyepiece and requires a 2" diagonal or eyepiece holder.

 

The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $249.00

Special Price: $235.00

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 4.5mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-4-5-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 4.5mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 6.5mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-6-5-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 6.5mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 9mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-9-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 9mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 12mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-12-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 12mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 18mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-18-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 18mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 25mm HD-60 6-Element Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-hd60-25-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 25mm HD-60 6-element Eyepiece

The latest advancement in the Meade Series 5000 eyepiece series offers a large 60° apparent field of view and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge. This design provides more than 17mm of eye relief for terrific viewing comfort while simultaneously delivering a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge distortions over traditional Plössls. You simply won't believe how much a premium eyepiece can improve your view, no matter what telescope you own.

 

Meade Series 5000 Plössl Eyepieces offer a very wide field-of-view, with pinpoint edge of field sharpness and contrast. Specifications of this advanced design include a six element, super fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glass for the best possible performance and image brightness and blackened lens edges for enhanced contrast.

 

Features a precision manufactured 1.25" barrel, increased eye relief and an adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Take a look through a Series 5000 Plössl Eyepiece and rediscover your favorite celestial objects. 

 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$79.99
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 6.4mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-super-plossl-6-4mm-1-25-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 6.4mm Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces offer precision engineered Meade optics, with wide fields, sharp images, and very satisfying views at very reasonable cost.

 

Utilizing the very latest in optical glass types, the Series 4000 eyepieces represent an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Engineered with a high quality 4-element design and offering a generous 52° apparent field of view, the eyepiece uses premium grade optical glass with multi-layer coatings and blackened lens edges for great image sharpness and contrast. Eye relief is 2mm.

 

Features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as blocking stray light. Parafocal with other eyepieces of this series to minimize the need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

 

Meade Series 4000 eyepieces are a terrific value and the lowest cost way to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $28.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 9.7mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-super-plossl-9-7mm-1-25-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 9.7mm Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces offer precision engineered Meade optics, with wide fields, sharp images, and very satisfying views at very reasonable cost.

 

Utilizing the very latest in optical glass types, the Series 4000 eyepieces represent an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Engineered with a high quality 4-element design and offering a generous 52° apparent field of view, the eyepiece uses premium grade optical glass with multi-layer coatings and blackened lens edges for great image sharpness and contrast. Eye relief is 5mm.

 

Features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as blocking stray light. Parafocal with other eyepieces of this series to minimize the need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

 

Meade Series 4000 eyepieces are a terrific value and the lowest cost way to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $28.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 12.4mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-super-plossl-12-4mm-1-25-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 12.4mm Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces offer precision engineered Meade optics, with wide fields, sharp images, and very satisfying views at very reasonable cost.

 

Utilizing the very latest in optical glass types, the Series 4000 eyepieces represent an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Engineered with a high quality 4-element design and offering a generous 52° apparent field of view, the eyepiece uses premium grade optical glass with multi-layer coatings and blackened lens edges for great image sharpness and contrast. Eye relief is 7mm.

 

Features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as blocking stray light. Parafocal with other eyepieces of this series to minimize the need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

 

Meade Series 4000 eyepieces are a terrific value and the lowest cost way to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $28.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 32mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-super-plossl-32mm-1-25-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 32mm Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces offer precision engineered Meade optics, with wide fields, sharp images, and very satisfying views at very reasonable cost.

 

Utilizing the very latest in optical glass types, the Series 4000 eyepieces represent an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Engineered with a high quality 4-element design and offering a generous 52° apparent field of view, the eyepiece uses premium grade optical glass with multi-layer coatings and blackened lens edges for great image sharpness and contrast. Eye relief is 20mm.

 

Features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as blocking stray light. Parafocal with other eyepieces of this series to minimize the need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

 

Meade Series 4000 eyepieces are a terrific value and the lowest cost way to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $49.99

Special Price: $48.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 40mm 1.25 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-super-plossl-40mm-1-25-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 32mm Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces offer precision engineered Meade optics, with wide fields, sharp images, and very satisfying views at very reasonable cost.

 

Utilizing the very latest in optical glass types, the Series 4000 eyepieces represent an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Engineered with a high quality 4-element design and offering a generous 52° apparent field of view, the eyepiece uses premium grade optical glass with multi-layer coatings and blackened lens edges for great image sharpness and contrast. Eye relief is 20mm.

 

Features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as blocking stray light. Parafocal with other eyepieces of this series to minimize the need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

 

Meade Series 4000 eyepieces are a terrific value and the lowest cost way to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $49.99

Special Price: $48.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 30mm 2 Inch Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-uwa-30-mm-eyepiece.html

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 30mm, 2" Waterproof Eyepiece

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

 

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, 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.

 

With a precision machined 2" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. Please note that the eyepiece is a large 2" barrel diameter eyepiece and requires a 2" diagonal or eyepiece holder.

 

The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$299.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece and Filter Set]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-4000-ep-fltr-set.html

Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece and Filter Set with Carrying Case

Complete set of the most popular accessories for your Meade telescope. This comprehensive kit makes accessorizing a snap.

 

Includes six popular Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl Eyepieces in focal lengths of 6.4mm, 9.7mm, 12.4mm, 15mm, 32mm and 40mm. All eyepieces feature a standard 1.25" barrel size, with a 52° apparent field of view and are of a 4-element design with premium optical glass. All additionally feature edge blackened lenses and fully multi-coated optics for great contrast and light transmission. Each also features has a soft rubber eye guard for comfort. This complete kit additionally includes a Meade Model #126 2x "shorty" type Barlow lens (Telenegative) to double the power of any of the included (or any other 1.25") eyepiece.

 

In addition to the eyepieces and Barlow this kit contains a Meade Series 4000 Color Filter Set #1 including high quality "dyed in glass" #12 Yellow, #23 Light Red, #58 Green and # 80A Blue filters which are very useful for bringing out various details on the planets. There is also a Series 4000 ND96 Moon Filter to reduce glare and increase clarity when observing the Moon.

 

Finally, all items come in a very nice aluminum carrying case to keep it all clean and organized. This is truly an instant observing kit, and represents an incredible value over buying even a few of the items individually. 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$199.00
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<![CDATA[Meade Universal AC Adapter]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-universal-ac-adapter.html

Meade Universal AC Adapter

 

The Meade Universal AC Adapter plugs into any standard household electrical outlet and connects to the 12V input jack on the telescope's control panel.

 

Compatible with most Meade models including LS-6 and LS-8, LT models, ETX-90, ETX-125, all LXD-75 models, all LX90 models, all LX200GPS and ACF models up to 14" diameter, all RCX400/LX400 models, and additional models which have a 12V "phono" type power input jack.

 

Note: not compatible with DS-2000 series telescopes or 18 volt LX200 "Classic".

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $59.99

Special Price: $49.95

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<![CDATA[Meade #895 Vibration Isolation Pad, set of 3]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-895-vibration-isolation-pad-set-of-3.html

Meade #895 Vibration Isolation Pads, for all Meade Models with a tripod

 

A very easy way to further improve the damping time of your Meade telescope. These pads reduce typical vibration damping times to less than one second. Compatible with all models which have a tripod.

 

The Meade model #895 Vibration Isolation Pads are highly desirable for sensitive imaging applications as well as those who may routinely engage in observing at the very highest magnifications. Additionally useful if local observing conditions frequently involve significant and/or gusty winds.

 

This is a set of three pads, constructed with multiple materials engineered for maximum vibration damping and speed. Place one pad under each tripod leg and immediately enjoy a reduction in vibrations visible in the eyepiece, improving telescope performance for your most demanding applications.

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $49.99

Special Price: $49.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Basic Camera Adapter]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-basic-camera-adapter.html

Meade Basic Camera Adapter (1.25")

 

The Basic Camera Adapter (1.25") accepts an eyepiece that will project an enlarged image to the camera or imager such as a Meade DSI. A 1.25" eyepiece is typically inserted into the body of the Basic Camera Adapter, typically in the 15mm to 32mm focal length range. The machined sliding-cell assembly can be fixed at any position along its length and is held in position with 2 thumbscrews. The resulting effective focal ratio is then determined by the adjustment and eyepiece used.

 

For digital or film SLR type cameras a T-Mount is additionally required, ordered separately for your camera brand. The Basic Camera Adapter permits a rigid coupling of the camera to any telescope with a 1.25" eyepiece holder. The T-mount threads onto the universal threads of the T-Adapter on one side and has the bayonet-mount unique to the user's brand of 35mm camera on the other side. In this way the camera body is rigidly coupled to the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens.

 

** Camera not included.

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $34.99

Special Price: $33.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 4000 #3200 Lunar and Planetary Color Filter Set]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-series-4000-3200-lunar-and-planetary-color-filter-set.html

Meade Series 4000 #3200 Lunar & Planetary Color Filter Set

 

There are no finer filters available for telescopic applications than the Meade Series 4000 Color Filters and Color Filter Sets. Choose the filter or sets that best meet your needs and see what you have been missing!  Use individually or stacked to achieve selective filtration of the visual color spectrum. Permits observation and photography of planetary surface detail that is often virtually invisible without filtration.

 

Manufactured from the finest optical glass, each filter has its color spectrum dyed into the glass instead of being done with inferior color coatings. All filters are anti-reflection coated on both sides of the glass for the highest performance and are threaded for and compatible with all Meade Series 4000 and Series 5000 eyepieces.

 

Color filters are considered by many to be an essential "must have" for observing and imaging the Moon and planets. The Model 3200 Lunar and Planetary Filter Set includes the following filters:

 

#25A Red (14% Transmission) - for sharp contrast in Jupiter's cloud belts, helps define polar caps and maria on Mars. Best for larger telescopes due to restricted transmission.

#12 Yellow (74% Transmission) - this filter adds contrast to blues, enhances reds and yellows on Jupiter and Saturn, and increases contrast on Mars and on the Moon

#80A Blue (30% Transmission) - this is a popular filter for enhancing spiral features in Jupiter's cloud belt including the Red Spot and adding contrast to Saturn and the Moon.

Moon Filter ND96 (13% transmission) - reduces glare when observing the Moon.

 

DO NOT USE THESE PRODUCTS TO VIEW THE SUN!! They do not filter sunlight adequately for safe viewing.

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

Regular Price: $39.99

Special Price: $37.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Series 5000 2 Inch Enhanced Diagonal Mirror ]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-5000-2-enh-diag-mr.html

Meade Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Mirror with Adapter 

Our best diagonal for Meade LX90 and LX200 models. Features an incredible 99% reflectivity over the visual spectrum. For spectacular views of the universe, use the best diagonal on the market - Series 5000. Includes Schmidt-Cassegrain to 2" Adapter. For use with all Meade LT, LS, LX90, LX200, and other models with a standard "Schmidt-Cassegrain" type rear cell threads.

 

Includes a 1.25" eyepiece adapter so you can use both 2" and 1.25" barrel eyepiece types and features a non-marring compression ring to safely secure your valuable eyepieces. The high precision optics are manufactured with thermally stable genuine Pyrex® glass and include enhanced dielectric coatings for maximum light transmission. Interferometer-tested for great performance. 

 

WARRANTY: Product is covered by full one year Meade factory limited warranty. 

$149.00
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<![CDATA[Meade ETX-80AT-TC BB (F/5) Achromatic Refractor with Backpack]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-etx-80at-tc.html

The Meade ETX-80AT achromatic refractor telescope with the Meade 494 Autostar GOTO computer is a great first GOTO telescope with unique features. This "backpack" version comes with a deluxe durable backpack for convenient transport and storage of both the telescope, the tripod and accessories. The kit includes several very useful accessories: an image erecting prism, a dew shield, and a compass/bubble level - all at no additional charge. 

 

The perfect on the go and campground observatory - ideal 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 are 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 ETX-80AT 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 mounting a camera at the rear of the telescope.

 

Includes a Meade #494 AutoStar Handbox with over 1400 object library, an internal time chip, full height adjustable length aluminum tripod, AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Instructional DVD, internal battery pack for six (user supplied) AA batteries, combination compass/bubble level, thread on dew shield, heavy duty nylon type backpack and two Series 4000 1.25 Super Plössl Eyepieces (9.7mm and 26mm) for magnifications of 15X and 41X without use of the Barlow.

 

Carries a full one year Meade Factory Limited Warranty.

 

Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price: $274.99

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<![CDATA[Meade StarNavigator DS-102mm Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-sn-ds102mm-refractor.html

This easy to operate and fully computer-guided GO TO telescope features the Meade lightweight, portable and reliable DS-2000 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, your telescope is ready to take you to any object in its over 30,000 object library or take you on a guided tour of the heavens. See more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime.

 

The StarNavigator 102 refracting telescope 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 on this portable but high quality instrument 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, easy to use red dot viewfinder, and two Meade 1.25" eyepieces (MA25mm and MA9mm) for magnifications of 32X and 89X.

 

The solidly built metal construction mount features advanced electronics to make alignment easy, including an internal clock, while the full size and adjustable height aluminum tripod allows comfortable viewing from either a seated or standing position. The mount is conveniently powered from the included internal battery pack which holds eight (user supplied) "AA" batteries. The generous light gathering ability of this scope combined with the enhanced electronics package means this may be all the telescope the casual observer might ever need or require.

 

This 4" diameter refracting telescope is well suited for a home with a view, nature watching, or other terrestrial applications. For these or other daytime uses an optional Meade #928 Image Erecting Prism #07217 may be used and is recommended. This specialty diagonal results in a non-inverted (upright and correct left to right image) image which is highly desirable for many daytime applications.

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

$399.00
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<![CDATA[Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-114eq-astr-eq-reflector.html

The Meade 114EQ-ASTR Equatorial Reflector is the classic style, but larger entry level design and is an excellent choice for families, kids or as a gift item. The mirror diameter is approximately 4.5 inches for greater image brightness allowing study of more targets with improved detail. Explore craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the cloud belts of Jupiter along with the four Galilean moons, as well as countless star clusters, double stars, nebulae and more.

 

Includes AutoStar Suite PC compatible DVD astronomy software to chart the night sky and telescope instructional video.

 

Telescope focal length of 1000mm, focal ratio of f/8.8. Features include a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, equatorial mount with slow motion controls, setting circles, latitude control with scale, two 1.25" eyepieces (MA9mm, MA25mm), easy to use red dot viewfinder, height adjustable full size steel leg tripod with accessory tray, and instructional DVD with astronomical software/star map.

 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

 

Regular Price: $169.00

Special Price: $129.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 2.3mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-2-3.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 2.3mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 5mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-5.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 5mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 7mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-7.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 7mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 9mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-9.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 9mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 12mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-12.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 12mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 18mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-18.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 18mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-Cel LX Series 25mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-lx-25.html
The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing.  With a brand new sleek, robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use.  They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance.  X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's. 

 

 

X-Cel LX Series 25mm Eyepiece - General Features
* Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
* 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
* Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
* No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
* Parfocal eyepieces require little to no focusing when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

 

 


$74.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Luminos 1.25 Inch - 7mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-luminos-1-25-7-mm-eyepiece.html

Luminos 7mm Eyepiece - General Features

* 82 degree Field - Wide FOV for high and low magnifications

* Retractable eyecups - Ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers

* Parfocal eyepiece - Little or no focusing is needed when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

* Threaded barrels - Accept 1.25-inch Celestron thread-in filters

* Polished and hard anodized aluminum barrel - Scratch resistant and high end appearance

* Rubber gripping ring - For secure handling and smooth control of eyecup

 


$119.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Luminos 1.25 Inch - 10mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-luminos-1-25-10-mm-eyepiece.html

Luminos 10mm Eyepiece - General Features

* 82 degree Field - Wide FOV for high and low magnifications

* Retractable eyecups - Ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers

* Parfocal eyepiece - Little or no focusing is needed when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

* Threaded barrels - Accept 1.25-inch Celestron thread-in filters

* Polished and hard anodized aluminum barrel - Scratch resistant and high end appearance

* Rubber gripping ring - For secure handling and smooth control of eyecup

 

 


$119.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Luminos 1.25 Inch - 15mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-luminos-1-25-15-mm-eyepiece.html

Luminos 15mm Eyepiece - General Features

* 82 degree Field - Wide FOV for high and low magnifications

* Retractable eyecups - Ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers

* Parfocal eyepiece - Little or no focusing is needed when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

* Threaded barrels - Accept 1.25-inch Celestron thread-in filters

* Polished and hard anodized aluminum barrel - Scratch resistant and high end appearance

* Rubber gripping ring - For secure handling and smooth control of eyecup

 

 


$119.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Omni XLT120 Refractor Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-omni-xlt120-refractor-telescope.html

 

The Omni XLT series features the stable platform of the CG-4 mount and high quality optics.  Using aspheric shaping technology in conjunction with hand-figuring the optics, the Omni XLT presents an image with virtually no spherical aberration.  Includes Celstron's famous StarBright XLT coating system to further enhance light transmission. 

 


Omni XLT 120 - General Features

* High quality optics start with each lens and(or) mirror being hand selected so only the finest grade of optical glass is used

* StarBright XLT coatings provide maximized light transmission

* 25 mm multi-coated eyepiece - 20 mm eye relief, 50° FOV

* 1.25" star diagonal

* CG-4 German Equatorial mount with setting circles and slow motion controls - to accurately locate and track sky objects

* Ball bearings in both axis of the mount for smooth performance

* Heavy-duty pre-assembled stainless steel tripod featuring 1.75" legs, accessory tray and bubble level

* Easy no-tool setup

* "The Sky®" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced image

 

Regular Price: $1,017.95

Special Price: $649.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron Travel Scope 70 Portable Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-travelscope-70-telescope.html

 

This telescope was designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value. The Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation. 

 

 

Travel Scope 70 General Features

* All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images

* Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented

* Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects

* Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform

* Quick and easy no-tool set up

* The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage

* Includes The Sky X - First Light Edition CD-ROM

 



Regular Price: $113.95

Special Price: $89.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyProdigy 70 Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skyprodigy-70-computerized-telescope.html

 

SkyProdigy™ combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera+ and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user.  Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy.

 

 

SkyProdigy 70 General Features

* Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
* Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
* Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
* Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
* CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software Provides Education About the Sky
* Battery Pack Provides over 30 Hours of Power

 

 

SkyProdigy 70 - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven Computer Control Technology

* Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects

* Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required

* Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet

 

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements.  It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user.  Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy.

 

The SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view.  Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

 

No knowledge of the night sky is required.  One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

 

Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify the stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two more times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From this information the user can select any celestial object in the hand controller’s database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

 

+The SkyProdigy’s internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

 


Regular Price: $797.95

Special Price: $499.00

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<![CDATA[Celestron Luminos 2 Inch - 23mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-luminos-2-23-mm-eyepiece.html


Luminos 23mm Eyepiece - General Features

* 82 degree Field - Wide FOV for high and low magnifications

* Retractable eyecups - Ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers

* Parfocal eyepiece - Little or no focusing is needed when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's

* Threaded barrels - Accept 2-inch Celestron thread-in filters

* Polished and hard anodized aluminum barrel - Scratch resistant and high end appearance

* Rubber gripping ring - For secure handling and smooth control of eyecup

 

 


$209.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Luminos 2 Inch - 19mm Eyepiece]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-luminos-2-19-mm-eyepiece.html

Luminos 19mm Eyepiece - General Features

* 82 degree Field - Wide FOV for high and low magnifications
* Retractable eyecups - Ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers-Parfocal eyepiece - Little or no focusing is needed when changing from low power EP's to high power EP's
* Threaded barrels - Accept 2-inch Celestron thread-in filters-Polished and hard anodized aluminum barrel - Scratch resistant and high end appearance
* Rubber gripping ring - For secure handling and smooth control of eyecup

 

 


$179.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron X-CEL 2x Barlow Lens - 1.25 Inch with Brass Compression Ring]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-xcel-barlow-1-25.html

X-CEL 2x Barlow Lens 1.25" - General Features

* 3-element Fully multi coated design

* Doubles the magnification of an installed eyepiece

* Brass pressure ring - Holds eyepiece more securely without damaging its barrel

* Rubber grip and hard black anodize finish with orange ring

* Threaded for 1.25" filters

 


$79.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Omni XLT150 Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-omni-xlt150-reflector-telescope.html

 

Omni XLT series features the stable platform of the CG-4 mount and high quality optics.  Using aspheric shaping technology in conjunction with hand-figuring the optics, the Omni XLT presents an image with virtually no spherical aberration.  We also added our famous StarBright XLT coating system to further enhance light transmission.

 

Omni XLT 150 - General Features

* High quality optics start with each lens and(or) mirror being hand selected so only the finest grade of optical glass is used

* StarBright XLT coatings provide maximized light transmission

* 25 mm multi-coated eyepiece - 20 mm eye relief, 50° FOV

* CG-4 German Equatorial mount with setting circles and slow motion controls - to accurately locate and track sky objects 

* Ball bearings in both axis of the mount for smooth performance 

* Heavy-duty pre-assembled stainless steel tripod featuring 1.75" legs, accessory tray and bubble level 

* Easy no-tool setup 

* "The Sky®" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

 

Regular Price: $877.95

Special Price: $549.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-130slt-computerized-telescope.html

 

The NexStar 130SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than the traditional Celestron 114mm telescope.

 

The NexStar 130SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control.  The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars.  With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 130SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes.  Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze.

 

View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42).  Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130SLT’s 5" primary mirror.

 

Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.

 

NexStar 130SLT General Features

* High quality 130 mm reflector

* Compatible with 2" eyepieces

* High quality 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain

* Fully computerized Altazimuth mount

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up

* Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included

* Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

NexStar 130SLT - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory

* Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

 


Regular Price: $769.95

Special Price: $499.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skyprodigy-130-computerized-telescope.html

 

SkyProdigy™ combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera+ and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user.  Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy. 

 

SkyProdigy 130 General Features

* Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
* Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
* Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
* Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
* CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software Provides Education About the Sky
* Battery Pack Provides over 30 Hours of Power 

 

SkyProdigy 130 - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven Computer Control Technology

* Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects

* Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required

* Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet

 

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements.  It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user.  Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy.

 

The SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view.  Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

 

No knowledge of the night sky is required.  One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

 

Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify the stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two more times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From this information the user can select any celestial object in the hand controller’s database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

 

+The SkyProdigy’s internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

 

 


Regular Price: $1,117.95

Special Price: $699.00

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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-127slt-computerized-telescope.html

 

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features.  With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes – with no tools required!  You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more!  Most NexStar SLTs also make excellent land-based spotting telescopes.

 

NexStar 127SLT General Features

* High quality 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain

* Fully computerized Altazimuth mount

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up

* Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included

* Good for terrestrial and celestial observing

* Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky map

 

NexStar 127SLT - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory

* Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer


 


Regular Price: $849.95

Special Price: $549.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 90SLT Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-90slt-computerized-telescope.html

 

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features.  With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes – with no tools required!  You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more!  Most NexStar SLTs also make excellent land-based spotting telescopes.

 

NexStar 90SLT General Features

* High quality 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain

* Fully computerized Altazimuth mount

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up

* Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included

* Good for terrestrial and celestial observing

* Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky map

 

NexStar 90SLT - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory

* Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

 

Intelligent Design
Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778), these NexStar GoTos love to travel.  The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.

With the NexStar’s ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation.  With a touch of a button, you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

 

Celestron’s Revolutionary SkyAlign

Using Celestron’s patented SkyAlign (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky.  You do not need to know the names of the stars – you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!

 


Regular Price: $619.95

Special Price: $419.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron Moon Filter - 1.25 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-moon-filter-1-25.html

Celestron's Moon Filter is an economical eyepiece filter for reducing the brightness of the moon and improving contrast, so greater detail can be observed on the lunar surface. The clear aperture is 21mm and the transmission is about 18%.

$17.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Oxygen III Narrowband Filter - 1.25 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-oxy3-nb-filter-1-25.html

Each filter has an ultra hard, vacuum-deposited coating carefully designed to block all of the visual spectrum ranging from 400 to 700 nm This eliminates the unnatural colored halos surrounding bright stars common with O III filters of less sophisticated coating technology.

 

The 1-1/4" OIII narrowband filter isolates just the two doubly-ionized oxygen lines (496 and 501nm lines) emitted by planetary and emission nebulae, while blocking the rest of the overall spectrum of light. The result is extreme contrast between the black sky background and the faint photons of OIII light needed for detailed views of the Veil, Ring, Dumbbell, Crescent and Orion nebulae, among other objects.

$64.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron Oxygen III Narrowband Filter - 2 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-oxy3-nb-filter-2.html

Each filter has an ultra hard, vacuum-deposited coating carefully designed to block all of the visual spectrum ranging from 400 to 700 nm This eliminates the unnatural colored halos surrounding bright stars common with O III filters of less sophisticated coating technology.

 

The 2" OIII narrowband filter isolates just the two doubly-ionized oxygen lines (496 and 501nm lines) emitted by planetary and emission nebulae, while blocking the rest of the overall spectrum of light. The result is extreme contrast between the black sky background and the faint photons of OIII light needed for detailed views of the Veil, Ring, Dumbbell, Crescent and Orion nebulae, among other objects.

$93.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron UHC/LPR Filter - 1.25 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-uhc-lpr-filter-1-25.html

The Celestron 1-1/4" Light Pollution Reduction (LPR) Filters are designed to selectively reduce the transmission of certain wavelengths of light, specifically those produced by artificial light. This includes mercury vapor, and both high and low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. sky glow).


The new ultra high contrast (UHC) LPR filter has improved contrast over the typical broadband filters. Sky background is darker, and contrast of emission nebulae are noticeably improved. The advanced technology coatings enable the filter to achieve an outstanding transmission of over 97% across the entire bandpass, with total blockage of prominent light pollution lines. The perfect filter for viewing nebula from light polluted skies, or for boosting the contrast of nebula from dark sky sites.

 

In addition to it's optimum spectral and optical characteristics, the UHC/LPR filter offers important features that set it apart and result in the highest quality celestial views:

* The multi-layer dielectric coatings are plasma assisted and Ionbeam hardened using the latest technology for durability and resistance to scratching.

* Improved transmission translates to maximum image brightness and contrast. Users of smaller, 4"-11" telescopes will especially appreciate the high efficiency, and larger scope users will love the rich star fields and detailed subtle nebular shadings that are left intact. 

* The high transmission, sharp cutoffs, and more moderate 60nm passband of the UHC/LPR filter retains a more natural view, yet significantly boosts overall contrast. Imagers will appreciate the broader bandpass and inclusion of an extremely efficient H-Alpha passband (656nm).

$64.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron UHC/LPR Filter - 2 Inch]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-uhc-lpr-filter-2.html

The Celestron 2" Light Pollution Reduction (LPR) Filters are designed to selectively reduce the transmission of certain wavelengths of light, specifically those produced by artificial light. This includes mercury vapor, and both high and low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. sky glow).


The new ultra high contrast (UHC) LPR filter has improved contrast over the typical broadband filters. Sky background is darker, and contrast of emission nebulae are noticeably improved. The advanced technology coatings enable the filter to achieve an outstanding transmission of over 97% across the entire bandpass, with total blockage of prominent light pollution lines. The perfect filter for viewing nebula from light polluted skies, or for boosting the contrast of nebula from dark sky sites.

 

In addition to it's optimum spectral and optical characteristics, the UHC/LPR filter offers important features that set it apart and result in the highest quality celestial views:

* The multi-layer dielectric coatings are plasma assisted and Ionbeam hardened using the latest technology for durability and resistance to scratching.

* Improved transmission translates to maximum image brightness and contrast. Users of smaller, 4"-11" telescopes will especially appreciate the high efficiency, and larger scope users will love the rich star fields and detailed subtle nebular shadings that are left intact. 

* The high transmission, sharp cutoffs, and more moderate 60nm passband of the UHC/LPR filter retains a more natural view, yet significantly boosts overall contrast. Imagers will appreciate the broader bandpass and inclusion of an extremely efficient H-Alpha passband (656nm).

$87.95
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<![CDATA[Meade 8 Inch LX90 Advanced Coma Free Telescope W/UHTC]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-8-lx90-advanced-coma-free.html

 

For the truly discerning astronomer who will not tolerate anything but the very best, there is Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system. ACF takes all of the features of their Schmidt-Cassegrain models and then ups the ante. With it's technologically superior optical design, ACF gives a flatter, coma-free field of view with pinpoint images all the way to the edge of the field, rivaling Ritchey-Chretien performance at a fraction of the cost. ACF is the perfect solution for the serious astroimager or visual astronomer looking for observatory-class optics.

FEATURES

GPS Receiver. LX90 can do more than track satellites. It talks to them as well. Turn it on and the built-in Sony® GPS sensor immediately determines your precise date, time and location. AutoAlign™ then uses this info to align your scope for a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe.

 

Easy Align™. LX90s are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.

 

Oversized Primary Mirror. Only Meade manufactures their primary mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of the 8" LX90's primary mirror is actually 8.25").This additional 1/4" yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.

 

8 x 50 Viewfinder. Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.

 

Slew Speed. The LX90 slews (moves) from star to star at 7 degrees per second. That is more than twice as fast as the competition. This means that over the course of an evening, a Meade LX90 will show you two to three times more objects.

 

Rigid cast aluminum fork mount.The Meade LX90's Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.

 

Smart Drive™. Meade's AutoStar® provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90 will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.

 

AudioStar® Hand Controller. Next generation Meade AutoStar, now with audio files and an internal speaker. This amazing computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment. 

Once aligned with the sky the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more. 

With the AudioStar Controller plugged into your Meade telescope the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so easy to operate, even by the most casual observer. Coiled cord and instructions included.



.

 

 


$1,999.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-4se-computerized-telescope.html

 

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.

 

 

NexStar 4SE General Features

* 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope

* SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees

* Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

* Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 4SE to be used for astrophotography

* Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

NexStar 4SE - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable

stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

 

Featuring high-quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 4SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space.  With a total weight of 21 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 4SE features a precision optical system with 1,325 mm focal length (f/13) and is the first Maksutov system to ever feature our premium StarBright XLT coatings.

The NexStar 4SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera.  Additional features includes a Flip Mirror Control, Straight Through Photographic Port and Tripod featuring a built-in wedge help make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.

The NexStar 4SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar’s Auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.  The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 4SE isn’t one of them.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky®
 software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky.  In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.  Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

 


$499.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-5se-computerized-telescope.html

 

In the tradition of Celestron's famous orange optical tubes, the new NexStar SE Family combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with state-of-the-art features including a fully computerized operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer looking for a portable scope with advanced features, or just starting your astronomy adventure and looking for an easy way to enjoy the night sky, a NexStar SE will help you take a closer look.

 

Featuring high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, the NexStar 5SE is an ideal telescope for observing and photographing the wonders of space.  With a total weight of 28 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 5 SE features a precision optical system with 1,250 mm focal length (f/10) standard with our premium StarBright XLT coatings and offers 56% more light gathering power than a 4" model.

 

The 5 SE includes a camera control feature that allows you to remotely take a series of timed exposures using your digital SLR camera.  Plus the tripod featuring a built-in wedge helps make short-exposure astrophotography a heavenly experience.

 

The NexStar 5 SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of nearly 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

 

Plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar’s Auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.  The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 5 SE isn’t one of them.

 

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky.  In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC. Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

 

 

NexStar 5SE General Features

* 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

* SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees

* Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

* Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 5SE to be used for astrophotography

* Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

 

NexStar 5SE - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable

stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)

 


$699.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-6se-computerized-telescope.html

 

Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6SE.  Celestron's first new Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system in over a decade is now available in a high performance Altazimuth computerized telescope.  With a total weight of 30 lbs including the tripod, the ultra portable 6SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5" telescope.

The NexStar 6SE has all the same features as Celestron's most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar's Auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.  The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 6 SE isn’t one of them.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky.  In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.  Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

 

 

NexStar 6SE General Features

* 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

* SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees

* Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

* Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 6SE to be used for astrophotography

* Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

 

NexStar 6SE - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable

stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)



 


$799.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-nexstar-8se-computerized-telescope.html

 

The largest of the NexStar SE family with 78% more light gathering than a 6" model, the NexStar 8SE will enable you to see deep into the Universe.  The distinctive patented fork arm with ergonomically designed integrated hand control cradle gives solid support to Celestron’s classic 8" optics.  The NexStar 8SE features Schmidt-Cassegrain 8" aperture optics with our premium StarBright XLT coatings, powerful 2,032mm focal length and an f/10 focal ratio.

The NexStar 8SE has all the same features as Celestron’s most advanced computerized GoTo telescopes, including our revolutionary SkyAlign™ alignment technology, a sky tour feature, a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and easy to use hand control.

Plug the optional SkySync GPS Accessory into NexStar’s Auxiliary port and download data from orbiting GPS satellites for truly quick and easy alignments.  The universe may be full of mysteries, but using the NexStar 8SE isn’t one of them.

Every NexStar SE includes a version of The Sky® software Level 1 Planetarium software for exploring the Universe on your PC and printing out custom star charts of the sky.  In addition, you receive our NexRemote software that allows you to operate your telescope via your PC.  Software package valued at over $100 included free with your NexStar SE!

 

 

NexStar 8SE General Features

* 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

* SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

* StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard

* StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects

* Internal flip mirror for convenient viewing straight through (with optional diagonal) or at 90 degrees

* Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

* Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 8SE to be used for astrophotography

* Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

 

 

NexStar 8SE - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera

* Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number; the most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable
     stars; solar system objects and asterisms

* DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes

* Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features

* NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

* GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)



$1,199.00
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<![CDATA[Meade LS 8 Inch Advanced Coma Free Lightswitch Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-ls8-advanced-coma-free.html

 

Meade's revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ series of telescopes use advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescopes have done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. All this combined with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

 

FEATURES

 

Astronomer Inside™ takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy.

 

LightSwitch™ Technology  The LS knows where it is in time and space even if you don't. Just flip the switch and be ready to explore the cosmos. Innovative technology is applied to make using the LS simple, easy and fun.

 

ECLIPS™ Module  The ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

 

AutoStar III  The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions.

 

Optional 3.5" Video Monitor  The Meade 3.5 inch LCD display monitor will enhance the use of any Meade telescope with Astronomer Inside™ technology by allowing the user to view the informative video presentations built into the telescope. With the display monitor connected to the telescope, you can learn the secrets and details of the objects you observe while you are viewing them. The Astronomer Inside will tell you about the planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more in a fun and interesting way. With the Meade 3.5 inch display, you will explorer the universe in a way you never have before.

 

 


$1,999.00
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<![CDATA[Meade LS 6 Inch Advanced Coma Free Lightswitch Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-ls6-advanced-coma-free.html

 

Meade's revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ series of telescopes use advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescopes have done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. All this combined with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

 

FEATURES

 

Astronomer Inside™ takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy.

 

LightSwitch™ Technology  The LS knows where it is in time and space even if you don't. Just flip the switch and be ready to explore the cosmos. Innovative technology is applied to make using the LS simple, easy and fun.

 

ECLIPS™ Module  The ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

 

AutoStar III  The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions.

 

Optional 3.5" Video Monitor  The Meade 3.5 inch LCD display monitor will enhance the use of any Meade telescope with Astronomer Inside™ technology by allowing the user to view the informative video presentations built into the telescope. With the display monitor connected to the telescope, you can learn the secrets and details of the objects you observe while you are viewing them. The Astronomer Inside will tell you about the planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more in a fun and interesting way. With the Meade 3.5 inch display, you will explorer the universe in a way you never have before.

 

 


$1,599.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron Ultima 80 - 45 Degree Spotting Scope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-ultima-80-45-spotting-scope.html

 

This series was designed to perform well in a range of viewing situations, making it a great all-around optical instrument. You’ll love it for observing nature and long distance spotting and since it is completely waterproof you can feel comfortable using it in extreme weather. The green rubber optical tube allows for subtle observation in any nature environment. Ultima spotters are a great companion for any nature or outdoor enthusiast. Soft carrying case included.
The Ultima 80 mm features a 45° viewing angle and offers a step up in aperture from the 65mm, offering 50% brighter images. The 80 mm refractor features excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece.

 

 

Ultima 80 - 45° General Features

* 80 mm Refractor Spotting Scope

* Multi-Coated optics

* 45° viewing angle

* 20-60x zoom eyepiece

* Sight tube for quick targeting

* Waterproof

* Soft carrying case

* No Fault Warranty



Regular Price: $321.95

Special Price: $219.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron 15-45x 50mm UpClose Spotting Scope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-15-45x-50mm-upclose-spotting-scope.html

The 50mm Waterproof UpClose Spotting Scope is a good choice for bird watching, nature or wildlife observation, hunting, and enjoying scenic views.


This scope is extremely lightweight (well under two pounds) and comes with both a soft case and an aluminum case.

The high quality optics come at an economical price and enjoy a No Fault Limited Lifetime Warranty.
 

 

15-45x 50mm UpClose Spotting Scope General Features

* Fully Coated Optics

* Refractor Optical Design

* Zooms up to 45x

* Waterproof

* Metal Tabletop Tripod

* Aluminum Carrying Case

* Soft Carrying Case

 

No Fault Limited Lifetime Warranty

 



Regular Price: $133.95

Special Price: $99.95

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<![CDATA[Meade Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/meade-crndo-pst.html

Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer. The PST represents the same technology and quality that goes into a SolarMax series telescope available to the new solar astronomer at the cost of some single premium eyepieces. 

The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun, the PST, will show you the dynamic, ever-changing prominences at the edge of the Sun as well as filaments and other surface details in amazing detail, all in the brilliant and distinctive red color of hydrogen-alpha light. This 40mm diameter, highly-portable, dedicated solar telescope, features completely internal, non-removable and student-safe solar filtering optics with a 1.0 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for great surface detail. 

 

FEATURES

 

Features a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls and built in solar viewfinder. 400mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio, with Kellner eyepiece. Tripod not included. 



Mounting options include use on a standard photo tripod (scope is threaded for a standard camera 1/4-20 mounting bolt), use of a Coronado Malta table top tripod (sold separately) or the Meade DSM mount with computerized Autostar and GoTo technology. A custom hard case is additionally available separately. Contact Opticsmart to source these optional items.

 

Open up a whole new world of astronomy with the Coronado PST.

 

Manufacturer's Warranty is five (5) years on this item.

$699.00
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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster DX 8x56 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-dx-8x56-binoculars.html

 

Ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use, especially over long distances. SkyMaster models feature high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

SkyMaster DX 8x56 Binoculars - General Features


-8x magnification porro prism binocular

-Fully Multi-Coated optics for extremely sharp, clear views

-Rugged full-size design for maximum image brightness

-Nitrogen purged for waterproof and fog proof performance

-Multi position twist-up eyecups for quick adjustment and optimum eye relief

-Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

-Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip

-Large center focus knob for easy focusing                       

-Carrying case included for travel and safe storage

-No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 

 

 


$209.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-dx-9x63-binoculars.html

 

Ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use, especially over long distances. SkyMaster models feature high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

SkyMaster 9x63 - General Features

* 9x magnification porro prism binocular

* Fully Multi-Coated optics for extremely sharp, clear views

* Rugged full-size design for maximum image brightness

* Nitrogen purged for waterproof and fog proof performance

* Multi position twist-up eyecups for quick adjustment and optimum eye relief

* Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

* Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip

* Large center focus knob for easy focusing          

* Carrying case included for travel and safe storage

* No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 
 

 


$229.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-15x70-binoculars.html

 

Celestron's SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

 

SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars General Features

-15x magnification porro prism binocular

-Large 70 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions

-Ultra sharp focus across the field of view

-Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views

-Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

-Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip

-Large center focus knob for easy focusing

-Tripod adapter included

-Long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers

-Carrying case included for travel and safe storage

-No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 

 

 


$89.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-25x70-binoculars.html

 

Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

 

SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars General Features

 

-25x magnification porro prism binocular

-Large 70 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions

-Ultra sharp focus across the field of view

-Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views

-Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

-Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip

-Large center focus knob for easy focusing

-Tripod adapter included

-Long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers

-Carrying case included for travel and safe storage

-No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 

 


Regular Price: $130.95

Special Price: $99.95

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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-20x80-binoculars.html

 

Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

For maximum stability and secure optical alignment, the 80 mm SkyMaster model features enhanced structural reinforcement to the main binocular body. As an additional convenience, this model also includes an integral super-rigid photo tripod adapter. 

 

SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars General Features

 

-20x magnification porro prism binocular

-Giant 80 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions

-Ultra sharp focus across the field of view

-Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views

-Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

-Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip

-Large center focus knob for easy focusing

-Integrated tripod adapter rod for ultra-stable tripod mounting

-Long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers

-Soft carrying case included for travel and safe storage

-No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 

 

 

 


$149.95
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<![CDATA[Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 Binoculars]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/celestron-skymaster-25x100-binoculars.html

 

The Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 model sports individual eyepiece focus to ensure optimal focus position. For maximum stability and secure optical alignment the 100 mm SkyMaster model features enhanced structural reinforcement to the main binocular body. As an additional convenience, the 100 mm SkyMaster model also includes an integral super rigid photo tripod adapter. 

Celestron’s SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use - especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.

 

SkyMaster 25x100 Binoculars - General Features

 

-25x magnification porro prism binocular

-Giant 100 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions 

-Ultra sharp focus across the field of view Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views 

-Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing 

-Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip 

-Large center focus knob for easy focusing 

-Integrated tripod adapter rod for ultra-stable tripod mounting 

-Long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers 

-Soft carrying case included for travel and safe storage 

-No Fault Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

 

 

 

 


$299.98
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<![CDATA[Apertura AD10 Dobsonian Reflector Telescope - For CANADA]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad10-dobsonian-reflector-telescope-canada.html



An Apertura Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is the very definition of "bang for the buck". For the base price you get a high quality telescope with lots of aperture, great features, and a nice complement of accessories (including a Laser Collimator!) And for those who demand the very BEST in performance, convenience, and professional fit-and-finish, you can add our optional Tweaker's Dream Package. Serious astronomy enthusiasts often add these performance tweaks and extra features to their Dobsonian telescopes after purchase in order to make them perform better, move better, and look better. But now you can order your Apertura scope with all the best known tweaks already professionally installed so that you can spend your time doing astronomy and learning about the sky, instead of spending hours on researching methods and materials, tracking down vendors, and getting frustrated with trial-and-error prototyping.

 

Features included in the base package:

2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter

Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) 8x50 finderscope

1.25" 9mm Plössl eyepiece (high-power) with 52 degree field of view

2" 30mm SuperView eyepiece (low-power) with 68 degree field of view

Laser Collimator (1 battery included)

Battery operated primary mirror cooling fan (8 AA batteries required - NOT INCLUDED)

Dobsonian base with roller bearings for azimuth and sealed ball bearings for altitude, resulting in super-smooth adjustment in all dimensions

4-slot eyepiece tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Price: $999.99

Special Price: $849.98

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<![CDATA[Set of Two (2) UHMW-PE Secondary Mirror Washers]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/uhmw-pe-secondary-mirror-washers.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


For the secondary mirror, the standard back plate for the collimation screws on most Dobsonian telescopes is metal. The collimating screws press against this plate to move it during collimation and to hold it in place. Over time the metal plate is often gouged by the screws, creating divots that hinder the accuracy of collimation. The UHMW-PE Washers sit on top of the metal plate and, with a high resistance to wear-and-tear, prevent these divots ensuring higher accuracy of collimation even after years of use.

Regular Price: $10.95

Special Price: $7.95

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<![CDATA[Soft-Grip Guide Knob]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/soft-grip-guide-knob.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


Price also includes 'mounting bolt' for installation!

When you use a basic Dobsonian telescope, you generally move it around during viewing by simply pushing or pulling on the main tube. That method works fine, but many experienced astronomers add a nice little knob to their Optical tubes so that they have an easy, comfortable way to guide their telescope around the sky. This Soft-Grip guide knob has a rubberized handle which is much more comfortable on those chilly nights when holding the metal telescope itself isn’t your first choice.

 

Installation instructions:


You will need to drill a 1/4" hole in the side of your Dobsonian's Optical tube. The exact location of the hole is a matter of personal preference, but we generally recommend you drill the hole about 2" from the open end of the tube, and about 1".5" from the seam on the underside of the Optical tube (on the side of the seam closest to you when seated at the eyepiece). Be sure to point the open end of the telescope down towards the ground while drilling the hole to ensure that all metal bits fall out of the scope and not on the mirror. It is also a good idea to remove the grey metal ring from the end of the scope first (by removing 6 phillips head screws) so that metal filings don't get caught under that ring and later fall on the mirror.  Once you've drilled the 1/4" hole, simply feed the included bolt through the hole from inside the Optical tube and then thread the knob onto the bolt and tighten.

Regular Price: $16.95

Special Price: $12.95

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<![CDATA[5 Hole Eyepiece Tray for Dobsonian Telescope Bases]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/5-hole-eyepiece-tray-for-dobsonian-telescopes.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


** NEW DESIGN ** Improved hole layout accommodates larger 2" eyepieces.

 

The common four-hole accessory tray that comes standard with your AperturaTM Dobsonian Telescopes as well as most Dob scopes is a nice feature for a beginning astronomer. But that standard tray has only one 2” diameter hole and three 1.25” diameter holes, and most astronomers quickly find themselves running out of places to put their growing collection of eyepieces, adapters, collimators, etc. This additional, accessory 5-Hole Eyepiece Tray has THREE 2” diameter holes plus two 1.25” holes. So with the standard tray plus the upgrade tray, you will have plenty of room to store your favorite eyepieces, a collimator, plus a a nice assortment of other accessories while observing.

** Includes three screws for attachment to your telescope base **

Regular Price: $21.95

Special Price: $17.95

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<![CDATA[Set of Three (3) Collimation Thumbscrews for Dobsonian Secondary Mirrors]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/collimation-screws-for-dobsonian-secondary-mirrors.html

Price includes postage in the Continental U.S.!


The secondary mirror of any Dobsonian telescope will occasionally need to be adjusted in a process known as collimation, and our Apertura Dobsonian telescopes come standard with Phillips-head screws for collimating the secondary mirror (as do most Dobsonians by Zhumell, Orion, Meade, Celestron, etc.). The Collimation Thumbscrews eliminate the need for a Phillip’s head screwdriver to collimate the secondary mirror (which means you don’t have to worry about dropping a screwdriver on your beautiful new primary mirror!). These black, fully threaded screws replace the recessed factory screws and extend the grip-point with a 1/2 inch diameter head to allow you to quickly and easily adjust the secondary mirror during collimation. The secondary mirror is suspended on thin metal spider-vanes which can flex under the pressure of a screwdriver, but with these thumbscrew knobs you can use a more precise, lighter touch during alignment, increasing the accuracy of the collimation. Our thumbscrews have metric M4 threads to fit our Apertura scopes, but will also fit many other popular Dobsonian telescopes by Zhumell, Hardin Optical, GSO, Meade and Celestron (but be sure to check your threads with an M4 metric screw before ordering).

Regular Price: $20.95

Special Price: $14.95

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<![CDATA[Apertura Laser Collimator]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-laser-collimator.html

The laser collimator is an excellent tool to make collimation of the telescope easier and a one person task. The laser collimator itself can be collimated to ensure accurate collimation of your telescope.

Regular Price: $75.00

Special Price: $54.99

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<![CDATA[Rayovac AA battery - 8 pack]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/rayovac-aa-batteries.html

Rayovac AA Batteries - 8 pack

$9.89
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<![CDATA[SONY CR2032 3V, Battery 1pc]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/sonycr2032.html

Sony CR2032 3V battery - 1 blister pack

$6.99
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<![CDATA[Starbound Observing Chairs Available in Black or White]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/starbound-observing-chair-black-or-white.html

An observing chair is a must-have for any astronomer who wants to spend serious time at the eyepiece. The Starbound Observing Chair's steel tubing supports 350 lbs. but is light to carry and folds easily for storage. The cushioned seat moves up and down the frame with one hand in seconds. Just stand up, rock the seat up, raise or lower it, then let it down to rest again on the frame. The seat is fully removable for storage.

Regular Price: $159.99

Special Price: $147.98

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<![CDATA[Apertura AD10 Dobsonian Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad10-dobsonian-reflector-telescope.html

 

Please read John Kramer's Professional Review of the Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope 

and be sure to check out his VIDEO REVIEW on Youtube.

 

An Apertura Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is the very definition of "bang for the buck". For the base price you get a high quality telescope with lots of aperture, great features, and a nice complement of accessories (including a Laser Collimator!) And for those who demand the very BEST in performance, convenience, and professional fit-and-finish, you can add our optional Tweaker's Dream Package featuring a fully flocked Optical Tube for maximum contrast at the eyepiece, Collimation Screws and Collimation Washers, a Control Knob and an additional 5-hold Eyepiece Tray. Serious astronomy enthusiasts often add these performance tweaks and extra features to their Dobsonian telescopes after purchase in order to make them perform better, move better, and look better. But now you can order your Apertura scope with all the best known tweaks already professionally installed so that you can spend your time doing astronomy and learning about the sky, instead of spending hours on researching methods and materials, tracking down vendors, and getting frustrated with trial-and-error prototyping.  To learn more about the optional Tweaker's Dream Package, please CLICK HERE.

 

And be sure to check out our NEW option - the Preinstalled Setting Circle!

 

 

Features included in the base package:

Hand-adjustable knobs on primary mirror for easy, no-tools collimation

2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter

Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) 8x50 finderscope

1.25" 9mm Plössl eyepiece (high-power) with 52 degree field of view

2" 30mm SuperView eyepiece (low-power) with 68 degree field of view

35mm Extension Tube (used to provide extra back-focus for eyepieces that need it)

1.25" Moon Filter

Laser Collimator (1 battery included)

Battery operated primary mirror cooling fan (8 AA batteries required - NOT INCLUDED)

Dobsonian base with roller bearings for azimuth and sealed ball bearings for altitude, resulting in super-smooth adjustment in all dimensions

4-slot eyepiece tray

Plastic molded snap-in dust cover

 

WARRANTY

All Apertura Dobsonian Telescopes and the Tweaker's Dream Package components are covered by a 1 years warranty for materials and workmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Price: $999.99

Special Price: $549.98

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<![CDATA[Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad12-dobsonian-reflector-telescope.html

 

Please read John Kramer's Professional Review of the Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope 

and be sure to check out his VIDEO REVIEW on Youtube.

 

An Apertura Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is the very definition of "bang for the buck". For the base price you get a high quality telescope with lots of aperture, great features, and a nice complement of accessories (including a Laser Collimator!) And for those who demand the very BEST in performance, convenience, and professional fit-and-finish, you can add our optional Tweaker's Dream Package featuring a fully flocked Optical Tube for maximum contrast at the eyepiece, Collimation Screws and Collimation Washers, a Control Knob and an additional 5-hold Eyepiece Tray. Serious astronomy enthusiasts often add these performance tweaks and extra features to their Dobsonian telescopes after purchase in order to make them perform better, move better, and look better. But now you can order your Apertura scope with all the best known tweaks already professionally installed so that you can spend your time doing astronomy and learning about the sky, instead of spending hours on researching methods and materials, tracking down vendors, and getting frustrated with trial-and-error prototyping.  To learn more about the optional Tweaker's Dream Package, please CLICK HERE.

 

And be sure to check out our NEW option - the Preinstalled Setting Circle!

 

Features included in the base package:

Hand-adjustable knobs on primary mirror for easy, no-tools collimation

2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter

Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) 8x50 finderscope

1.25" 9mm Plössl eyepiece (high-power) with 52 degree field of view

2" 30mm SuperView eyepiece (low-power) with 68 degree field of view

35mm Extension Tube (used to provide extra back-focus for eyepieces that need it)

1.25" Moon Filter

Laser Collimator (1 battery included)

Battery operated primary mirror cooling fan (8 AA batteries required - NOT INCLUDED)

Dobsonian base with roller bearings for azimuth and sealed ball bearings for altitude, resulting in super-smooth adjustment in all dimensions

4-slot eyepiece tray

Plastic molded snap-in dust cover

 

WARRANTY

All Apertura Dobsonian Telescopes and the Tweaker's Dream Package components are covered by a 1 years warranty for materials and workmanship.

Regular Price: $1,299.99

Special Price: $749.98

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<![CDATA[Telrad Reflex Finder with Mounting Base]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/telrad-reflex-finder-with-mounting-base.html

The Telrad sight is a non-magnifying sight to make star-hopping fun and easy. After a simple alignment process to ensure that it is perfectly lined up with your telescope and finderscope, the Telrad's intuitive "heads-up-display" of a lighted red reticle allows you to simply look through the glass window to see what the telescope is looking at.When you point the Telrad at any object in the night sky (for example, a prominent star like Polaris or Vega) you know the telescope's eyepiece will be centered on that same object.

 

Then as you explore the sky you can use the Telrad to help you find fainter Deep Sky Objects by referring to star charts that include the Telrad reticle printed to scale. The outer circle in the lighted red reticle covers 4 degrees of the sky, the middle circle covers 2 degrees, and the small inner circle covers 1/2 degree. And the built-in variable switch allows you to easily reduce the brightness of the projected reticle when looking at fainter stars or increase brightness for brighter objects.

 

Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

Regular Price: $49.95

Special Price: $39.98

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<![CDATA[Telrad Reflex Finder 2 Inch Riser Base]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/telrad-reflex-finder-2-riser.html

The Telrad Riser Base increases the separation of the Telrad from the OTA and extends the eye relief from the standard mounting base.

 

Secure the standard mounting base to the OTA, then attach the riser to the base and the Telrad to the Riser with the thumb screws.

Regular Price: $20.00

Special Price: $18.89

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<![CDATA[Telrad Reflex Finder 4 Inch Riser Base]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/telrad-reflex-finder-4-riser.html

The Telrad Riser Base increases the separation of the Telrad from the OTA and extends the eye relief from the standard mounting base.

 

Secure the standard mounting base to the OTA, then attach the riser to the base and the Telrad to the Riser with the thumb screws.

Regular Price: $20.00

Special Price: $18.89

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<![CDATA[Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Reflector Telescope]]> http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-ad8-dobsonian-reflector-telescope.html

 

Please read John Kramer's Professional Review of the Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope 

and be sure to check out his VIDEO REVIEW on Youtube.

 

An Apertura Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is the very definition of "bang for the buck". For the base price you get a high quality telescope with lots of aperture, great features, and a nice complement of accessories (including a Laser Collimator!) And for those who demand the very BEST in performance, convenience, and professional fit-and-finish, you can add our optional Tweaker's Dream Package featuring a fully flocked Optical Tube for maximum contrast at the eyepiece, Collimation Screws and Collimation Washers, a Control Knob and an additional 5-hold Eyepiece Tray. Serious astronomy enthusiasts often add these performance tweaks and extra features to their Dobsonian telescopes after purchase in order to make them perform better, move better, and look better. But now you can order your Apertura scope with all the best known tweaks already professionally installed so that you can spend your time doing astronomy and learning about the sky, instead of spending hours on researching methods and materials, tracking down vendors, and getting frustrated with trial-and-error prototyping.  To learn more about the optional Tweaker's Dream Package, please CLICK HERE.

 

And be sure to check out our NEW option - the Preinstalled Setting Circle!

 

 

Features included in the base package:

Hand-adjustable knobs on primary mirror for easy, no-tools collimation

2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter

Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) 8x50 finderscope

1.25" 9mm Plössl eyepiece (high-power) with 52 degree field of view

2" 30mm SuperView eyepiece (low-power) with 68 degree field of view

35mm Extension Tube (used to provide extra back-focus for eyepieces that need it)

1.25" Moon Filter

Laser Collimator (1 battery included)

Battery operated primary mirror cooling fan (8 AA batteries required - NOT INCLUDED)

Dobsonian base with roller bearings for azimuth and sealed ball bearings for altitude, resulting in super-smooth adjustment in all dimensions

4-slot eyepiece tray

Plastic molded snap-in dust cover

 

WARRANTY

All Apertura Dobsonian Telescopes and the Tweaker's Dream Package components are covered by a 1 years warranty for materials and workmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Price: $699.99

Special Price: $429.98

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