The great thing about good telescopes is that they last a lifetime, many lifetimes, in fact. If taken care of, optics do not wear out or deteriorate and clock drives can last forever. Most telescopes these days are pretty good, with a few notable exceptions which are pretty easy to spot. The junky days are mostly behind us thankfully.

The real trick to buying a telescope, especially if money is an issue, is to buy the one that best suits you and your interests.

You got to this section because you want to go deeper into astronomy and upgrade to a telescope that will show you much more than you’ve seen so far..much more!  The telescopes shown here represent the best value for money in Australia today.

Add a set of colour filter and a good quality Barlow lens and you’ll see close to what the pro’s do… at a fraction of the cost. A good balance has been achieved between quality and price here, and that means you’ll be guaranteed to get crystal clear views through your eyepiece without having to ‘break the bank.’


Dobsonian 10 – 254mm (10 inch) Reflecting Telescope System 

Saxon Dob 10 - 254mm (10 inch) Reflecting telescope systemThe Dobsonian line is particular model serves a very clear purpose, to offer a large aperture and an excellent image quality at reasonable cost. Set-up is as easy as you can imagine very simple assembly with the rocker box and put it on the ground, insert the telescope tube and put the springs in position and you’re ready to go.

It navigates through the night sky by simply moving the tube up or down, or side to side, by hand. Nothing could be simpler or less fuss. This is a powerful scope! Globally recognised Premium Saxon Quality

UPGRADED – “Higher Spec Model” UPGRADED 254mm (10 inch) aperture Newtonian, 1200mm Focal length, plus ULTRA EASY to USE Dobsonian mount UPGRADED Ultra smooth Crayford focuser (ultra smooth operation) UPGRADED Premium Plossl eyepieces (CORRECT SIZE – 25mm & 10mm)

WHY AN UPGRADED MODEL? – This is a QUALITY Deep Space telescope, without the upgrades it’s performance is significantly reduced. We do NOT do the Downgrades that some competitors offer, and would rather lose the sale rather than supply gear at this capability level !!!  • Aperture 254mm • Focal ratio f4.7 • Focal length 1200mm • Premium parabolic primary mirror 254mm • Premium quality optical capability • Mount type – Ultra easy to use high quality Dobsonian mount •

Eyepieces – Quality (25mm & 10mm) interchangeable full sized eyepieces • Premium rack & pinion 2 inch – including 1.25 inch adaptor • Finderscope – 9 X 50mm (Large size) High Quality • High magnification capability • Robust & durable system design

Premium components • Extra heavy duty Dobsonian mount • Very easy to assemble (tools included with system) • Large 50mm size finderscope – enhanced deep space performance

Usability • Easy to operate and find dozens of stellar objects• Best value introductory/ intermediate capability telescope in Australia. Range of Accessories• Additional eyepieces, Colour filters, Lunar filters, Camera adaptors Total customer support • Service centre is located in Melbourne

Highlights • Outstanding value for a first telescope • Introductory to Intermediate performance capability • Exceptional value for money • Ultra easy to use mount – easiest operation of any mount available • Maximum performance per dollar spent you will get in ANY introductory to Intermediate capable telescope • Made by global leading brand Saxon. (Dobsonian review Click here)

 * INCLUDING FACTORY BACKED 3 YEAR WARRANTY

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here

$839.00 Regular Price: $ 1,199.00                  

(* Dobsonian review by a new purchaser Click here)


Dobsonian 12 – 304mm (12 inch) Reflecting Telescope System

Australia’s favourite Large Aperture Deep Space telescope

Saxon Dob 12 - 304mm (12 inch) Reflecting telescope systemAustralia’s best value Ultra High performance Deep Space telescope Globally recognised Premium Saxon Quality. UPGRADED – “Higher Spec Model” UPGRADED 304mm (12 inch) aperture Newtonian, 1500mm Focal length, plus ULTRA EASY to USE Dobsonian mount UPGRADED Ultra smooth Crayford focuser (ultra smooth operation) UPGRADED Premium Plossl eyepieces (CORRECT SIZE – 25mm & 10mm)

WHY AN UPGRADED MODEL – This is a QUALITY Deep Space telescope, without the upgrades it’s performance is significantly reduced. We do NOT do the Downgrades that some competitors offer, and would rather lose the sale rather than supply gear at this capability level !!!

Specifications • Aperture 304mm • Focal ratio f4.9 • Focal length 1500mm • Premium parabolic Pyrex glass primary mirror 304mm • Premium quality optical capability • Mount type – Ultra easy to use Dobsonian • Eyepieces – Premium 25mm & 10mm Plossl • Focuser – Premium Ultra smooth Crayford 2 inch – including 1.25 inch adaptor • Finderscope – 9 X 50mm (Large size)

Outstanding Quality • Ultra High performance & magnification capability • Robust & durable system design.

Premium components • Strong, durable & robust system • Very easy to assemble (tools included with system) • Large 50mm size finderscope – enhanced deep space performance

Usability • Easy to operate and find dozens of stellar objects •Best value intermediate/ advanced capability telescope in Australian

Range of Accessories • Additional eyepieces, Colour filters, Lunar filters, Camera adaptors

Total customer support • Service centre is located in Melbourne –  Exceptional value for money • Exceptionally easy to use mount • Maximum performance per dollar spent you will get in ANY premium quality Deep Space telescope • Made by global leading brand Saxon

 * INCLUDING FACTORY BACKED 3 YEAR WARRANTY

Regular Price: $ 2,199.00    Special Price:$1289.99

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here

(* Dobsonian review by a new purchaser Click here)


Saxon Collapsible Dob 12 – 300mm (12 inch) Reflecting telescope system

Australia’s best value Ultra High performance Deep Space telescope

This is a QUALITY Deep Space telescope, without the upgrades it’s performance is significantly reduced. We do NOT do the Downgrades that some competitors offer, and would rather lose the sale rather than supply gear at this capability level !!

Globally recognised Premium Saxon Quality –  UPGRADED – “Higher Spec Model” UPGRADED 304mm (12 inch) aperture Newtonian, 1500mm Focal length, plus ULTRA EASY to USE Dobsonian mount UPGRADED Ultra smooth Crayford focuser (ultra smooth operation) UPGRADED Premium Plossl eyepieces (CORRECT SIZE – 25mm & 10mm)

Specifications • Aperture 304mm • Focal ratio f4.9 • Focal length 1500mm • Premium parabolic Pyrex glass primary mirror 304mm • Premium quality optical capability

Standard • Mount type – Ultra easy to use Dobsonian • Eyepieces – Premium 25mm & 10mm Plossl • Focuser – Premium Ultra smooth Crayford 2 inch – including 1.25 inch adaptor • Finderscope – 9 X 50mm (Large size)

Outstanding Quality • Ultra High performance & magnification capability • Robust & durable system design

Premium components • Strong, durable & robust system • Very easy to assemble (tools included with system) • Large 50mm size finderscope – enhanced deep space performance

Usability •   Easy to operate and find dozens of stellar objects •Best value intermediate/ advanced capability telescope in Australia

Range of Accessories • Additional eyepieces, Colour filters, Lunar filters, Camera adaptors Highlights • Exceptional value for money • Exceptionally easy to use mount • Maximum performance per dollar spent you will get in ANY premium quality Deep Space telescope • Made by global leading brand Saxon.

Total customer support • Service centre is located in Melbourne.   (* Dobsonian review by a new purchaser Click here)

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Regular Price: $ 2,499.00   pecial Price: $1,539.99

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here

(* Dobsonian review by a new purchaser Click here)


Go To Or Not GoTo?

Have you ever wondered about outlaying a little more and getting a telescope with ‘Go-To’ … or save the cost and buy one that you manually slew around the sky? What are the pro’s and Con’s.

Does it depend on whether I want to take photos or not? Are they recommended for ‘ordinary viewing”… Read our short tutorial here


Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized telescope

 Celestron CPC 800 GPS (XLT) Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized telescopeCPC 800 GPS (XLT) – General Features

• 8″ diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings • Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount • 8×50 finderscope to help accurately find objects • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2″ steel legs and accessory tray •

Ergonomic design – Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky • Convenient remote hand control holder – Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope

CPC 800 GPS (XLT) – 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics.

* Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch • 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 • Permanent PEC • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory • NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

                                                                               Special Price:$3,428.00    Regular Price:$ 5,999.00     

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here


Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) – General Features

Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Schmidt Cassegrain Computerized telescope • 11″ diffraction limited Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope • Celestron’s premium StarBright XLT coatings •Fully computerized dual fork arm Altazimuth mount • 8×50 finderscope to help accurately find objects • Newly designed heavy-duty tripod makes attaching the telescope so easy you can do it in the dark; also features sturdy 2″ steel legs and accessory tray • Ergonomic design – Comfortably lift and move the telescope from location to location • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky • Convenient remote hand control holder – Allows you to view information hands-free while using the scope

CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) – 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 star; solar systems; objects and asterisms • Re-designed drive base and drive mechanics

Quiet operation; large drive gears, quick release clutch • 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 • Permanent PEC • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as Autoguider, GPS accessory • NexRemote telescope control software and rs-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Special Price: $5,466.00 Regular Price:$ 9,479.00 

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here


LOOKING FOR BINOCULARS

Suitable For Astronomy?

The best type are 7×50. These are the ones we not only sell and recommend.. but we use ’em too!  The clarity is superb and the quality perfect!

What you’ll see is literally outa this world!

Premium Quality – Standard size 50mm. Easy to hold, comfortable eye relief, attaches to camera tripod for stability, suited for day/ night use, well made.

Specifications • Magnifications 7 X • Speciality application – Waterproof & Weatherproof • Nitrogen filled – Weather proof operation • Nitrogen filled – Maximum optical capability • Premium quality multi coated optics • Premium quality Rubber armoured body • Includes connection for tripod adaptor • Outstanding visual and mechanical capability • Premium Bak 4 prisms • Suitable for Bay views, Birding, Astronomy & Sporting

Exclusive features of Saxon 7X50BWP • Upgraded Nitrogen filling for Waterproof premium performance • The Do All binocular – Upgraded Optical performance for every application

Saxon 7 X 50 WP High Quality • Nitrogen filled for maximum performance • High resolving power

Premium components • Heavy duty robust & durable rubber armoured body • Very easy to operate • Including tripod connection capability (fits standard tripods)

Usability • Easy to operate and locate objects • High optical power 7X Magnifications X 50mm lens size

Highlights • Exceptional value for money • Exceptionally easy to use • Maximum performance per dollar spent you will get in ANY premium binocular • Made by global leading brand Saxon  buynow-3

ULTRA SPECIAL PRICE:   $196.70

  * INCLUDING FACTORY BACKED WARRANTY

Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your  contact number Here

 PLUS you get FREE membership to my ‘advice/help’ line, a FREE weekly astronomy newsletter and my FREE weekly astronomy newsletter ‘Astro-Space News’.

* * All About Binoculars: Want to know a lot more about binoculars?  Find out what makes ’em tick and how to choose the ones you feel are right for you. This is very comprehensive and will definitely explain everything for you in pretty simple terms. Click here


You’ve seen our range and by now no doubt made certain decisions. If you’re ready to buy please ring us or email to bring up any questions you may have.

Our advice is FREE and unconditional. Then Go and have a look at our ‘Astro Accessories’ to compliment your telescope choice, or click below to go back and revise any page you choose. Good luck!

 

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