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Amateur astronomy, also called backyard astronomy and stargazing, is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the night sky (and the day sky too, for sunspots, eclipses, etc.), and the plethora of objects found in it, mainly with portable telescopes and binoculars.

Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering objects, such as comets. If you have spent some time observing the sky with a pair of binoculars and a beginners scope, you may be ready to move on up to telescopes of higher power.

As in most things in life, you typically get what you pay for. An intermediate level telescope offers more features, better performance, excellent mechanics and quality optics. It allows an enthusiast to grow into the hobby without having to upgrade too soon.      Look at soem of the selections on this pagevvvv Look at some of the selections on this page.

These telescopes have been handpicked by myself and business partner, Cris Ellis, to be affordable, durable, optically excellent  and relatively portable. Where there has been a conflict between price and quality – we’ve chosen quality.

Where we’ve seen comparative, cheaper models offering less accessories and performance capabilities – we’ve chosen the brands shown here. You’re the one who benefits.


 

Dobsonian 8 – 200mm (8 inch) Reflecting Telescope System 

Globally recognised Premium Saxon Quality UPGRADED – “Higher Spec Model”

UPGRADED 203mm (8 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 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 !!!

Increased Performance on Lunar, Planetary, Star Clusters & Deep Space. Increased Performance on Introductory/ Intermediate level Astronomy – Lunar, Planetary, Stars, Star Clusters & Deep SpaceExceptionally easy to use mount A Dobsonian is a simple, elegant form of an alt-azimuth mount made to carry a Newtonian reflector and it was popularised by John Dobson in the late 1970’s.

The Dobsonian mounted telescope is popular among amateur astronomers and telescope makers because of its simplicity. In its simplest form, the Dobsonian mount consists of a box which allows the optical tube assembly to pivot in altitude, while the box itself is swiveled on a base in azimuth.

The 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! Navigates through the night sky by simply moving the tube up or down, or side to side, by hand. These always sell out quickly! …. says something?

The eyepieces provided as standard will provide high magnifications. The telescope will provide excellent viewing of the Moon & planets, sharp views of stars, clusters, and nebulae as well. This is easily our biggest seller. It is an astronomy only system (the design of the telescope is a Newtonian Reflecting telescope, and it uses mirrors to achieve it’s capability, thereby the image is upside down and it is unsuitable for bird watching, scenic land viewing or whale watching). It enables introductory, intermediate and even advanced level astronomy to be performed due to it’s very high power for the pricing level it is at.  

$549.00

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)


 1021 EQ3 – 100mm (4 inch) Refracting Telescope System  

It’s a 100mm refracting telescope.An excellent performer, capable of advanced astronomy. One of our best sellers.Saxon 1021 EQ3 - 100mm Refracting telescope system

This Refractor Hits the Sweet Spot for Versatility. A wonderful telescope for serious beginners and intermediate-level stargazers.

Comes with WITH Go To dual axis drive plus hand controller with 12,436 objects database!! Makes it easy to find anything is in the night sky. True! We do about 5 1021Eq3’s per week, they are an excellent selection and capable of advanced astronomy. We have dozens of senior experienced advanced level astronomy enthusioasts using them, and they are very happy.

Specifications • Aperture 102mm (4 inch) • Focal ratio f9.8 • Focal length 1000mm • Premium Astronomical quality optical capability – multi coated optics • Erect image operation • Heavy Duty EQ3 Equatorial mount with dual axis manual controls •

Option – Mount is Dual axis motorisable • Heavy duty adjustable aluminium tripod • Eyepieces – Premium (25mm & 10mm) interchangeable full sized eyepieces • Rack and pinion focuser – 2 inch with 1.25 inch adaptor • Premium quality 6 X 30mm finderscope Saxon 1021 EQ3 - 100mm Refracting telescope system

High Quality • Large aperture High quality with exceptional value for money.• Robust & durable system design

Premium components • Extra strong heavy duty EQ3 Equatorial mount – Motorisable (option) • Very easy to assemble (tools included with system)

Usability • Easy to operate • Best value intermediate/ advanced 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 • Exceptional value for money • High performance equatorial mount • Maximum capability per dollar spent you will get in ANY tripod mounted Spotting scope • Made by global leading brand Saxon.

$824.00 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

* Add on‘Go To’ control system (13,436 object database!) $ 719

Dual axis “Go To” drive for EQ3 – Upgrade kit – fits directly to Equatorial mount – Includes power cable & hand contoller


 

High performance heavy Duty equatorial mount20010 EQ5 – 200mm (8 inch) Reflecting Telescope System 

Australia’s best value high performance Equatorially mounted telescope

A reflecting telescope (also called a reflector) is an optical telescope which uses a single or combination of curved mirrors that reflect light and form an image. The reflecting telescope was invented in the 17th century as an alternative to the refracting telescope. Reflecting telescopes allow for very large diameter objectives. This is a perfect step up in power and clarity.

Specifications • Aperture 204mm • Focal ratio f4.9 • Focal length 1000mm • Premium parabolic glass primary mirror 204mm • Premium quality optical capability • Mount type – Premium EQ5 Dual axis (option – Motorisable) Equatorial • Eyepieces – Premium (25mm & 10mm) interchangeable full sized eyepieces • Rack and pinion focuser – 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 strong heavy duty Equatorial mount (dual axis motorisable) • 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 – Total customer support • Service centre is located in Melbourne

Highlights • Exceptional value for money • High performance equatorial mount • Maximum capability per dollar spent you will get in ANY intermediate equatorial reflecting telescope • Made by global leading brand Saxon Almost all of the major telescopes used in astronomy research are reflectors200mm primary mirror gives magnificent images of deep-sky objects. 78% more light than 150mm, 137% more light than 130mm.

These telescopes are ideal for astrophotography. You get fabulous views of the heavens with this telescope. It’s for the serious observer who has moved away from the beginner circles. Almost all of the major telescopes used in astronomy research are reflectorsYou’ll never need another scope.

Was $1899.00     $1149.00

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


Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope

6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

Combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features

 Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope NexStar 6SE – General Features • 6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope • SE series 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 • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup

• Celestron’s unique patented single fork arm with integral hand control design provides a rigid and smooth operating structure for the optical tube

• StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount

• Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

• Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray • Star diagonal provides more comfortable viewing position when observing objects that are high in the sky.

NexStar 6SE – Computerized Mount Features • Proven NexStar computer control technology • 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 • Autoguider port for long exposure astrophotography • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes • 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

• 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 CN16 GPS Accessory (93963)

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Regular Price: $ 2,999.00   $1,973.87

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

Saxon 7 X 50 WPExclusive features of Saxon 7X50BWP • Upgraded Nitrogen filling for Waterproof premium performance • The Do All binocular – Upgraded Optical performance for every application  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

OUR SPECIAL PRICE:    $196.70 

  * INCLUDING FACTORY BACKED WARRANTY
Delivery: For a no obligation free quote please email me with your scope choice and a contact number Here

* * 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

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO IMPORT VARIATIONS PRICES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.


Congratulations.. you’re almost an astronomer! 

OK, you have some experience and used a telescope or two – Now, we’re going to take things to the next level and get you drooling about bigger and better telescopes. Price has to be a consideration here so take your time. We’ve taken the hard work out of searching. Go and have a look at…

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