Formac Lorimer Books
110 Things to See With a Telescope by John... $23.95
A Great Messier Object Workbook This book and a telescope are all you need to find, view, and record your observations of the 110 most popular stargazing targets. But what makes this list of objects so famous? Over 200 years ago, the French comet hunter Charles Messier published a list of fuzzy, comet-like objects he saw through his telescope. To him, they were a nuisance. We now know them as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies! Modern astronomers later expanded his list from 103 to 110 objects – and they’re some of the finest celestial sights to explore with your backyard...
Sky Instruments
Antares 1.25" Color Filters, Set of 4 (FS2) $54.99
Set of 4 1.25" color filters (#11,#21,#80A,ND25), to enhance planetary imaging. Description Every refractive system, (lenses, correctors, eyepieces, etc.) produce Chromatic Focal Shift: The different colors focus on different planes. By isolating one color more detail will become apparent. Always use a contrasting color to what you are observing. Set of 4 popular 1.25" filters: #11 - Yellow-Green #21 - Orange #80A - Light Blue #ND25 - Neutral Density Filter (25%)
ZWO
ZWO ASIAIR PLUS (ZWO-ASIAIR-PLUS) $404.00
This is the third generation of the revolutionary ASIAIR (ZWO-ASIAAIR-PLUS), and ZWO have nailed it! This is a smart wireless controller that will run your main imaging camera, as well as a guiding camera. You can also use the main imaging camera to polar align. In short, the ASIAIR Plus will vastly simplify your setup and astro-imaging process. It’s a fantastic tool for new and experienced astrophotographers alike. Adding this camera controller to your astrophotography setup will allow you to control ZWO USB3.0 and ZWO mini-series cameras. The ASIAIR technology can also control the ZWO electronic auto focuser (EAF), nearly...
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Celestron
Celestron Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ (22452) $292.45 $324.95
Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer-the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It's like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Description Dock, Launch, ExploreLeave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you'll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in...
Sky Instruments
Antares Laser Collimator (LC) $59.95
Align your optics with a precision laser collimator. An absolute must have for Aspheric system performance. Lathe collimated. Description This laser collimator boasts some of the best and more highly practical functions collimators can offer. Lighter than most other brand name collimators, Antare's LC is made of light-weight aluminum which fits on a 1.25" focuser. A large display window allows the user to clearly see the face of the device. Where most other brand name collimators only have one setting, Antare's LC has seven adjustable brightness levels.
Ken Press
Ken Press 16" Planisphere for 30-60 Degree... $25.95
The 16-inch diameter plastic star chart is for use in the northern hempisphere between 30-60 degrees of lattitude. It consists of two plastic circles riveted together that can be turned to find the stars for any hour or day of the year. Binocular and small telescope objects are noted on the chart. The back of the chart is packed with information including a table for the annual meteor shower, Moon map, planet facts, a tickle of mythology, astro history timeline, fun facts and more.Note about the Planets: The planets are not plotted on charts of this type because they move...
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Celestron
Celestron PowerTank Lithium LT (18763) $134.95 $149.95
Power your telescope anywhere with the PowerTank Lithium LT, our smallest and lightest lithium-ion power pack. This handy device is a must-have for your telescope and accessories, camping gear, emergency kit, and more. Will power any computerized mount. Description Stable Power Designed for Telescopes The PowerTank Lithium LT is built with Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide [LiNiMnCoO2] or NMC technology, which delivers a steady charge over long periods and requires less maintenance than a traditional sealed lead-acid battery. Unlike other lithium-ion power packs in this price range, the PowerTank Lithium LT was designed for astronomers by astronomers—specifically for the unique...
Sky Instruments
Antares 1.25" Neutral Density Filter 13% (... $29.95
When observing the moon or planets, a lot of the time there is just too much light! A-Star Telescope carries the Antares 13% and 25% (ND) neutral density polarizing filters to cut the brightness down to size. Available also for 2" eyepieces. Neutral density filters can reduce brightness across the visual spectrum without losing resolution, enhancing lunar-planetary observing. Can be used stacked with colour filters. The ND13 transmits 13% and threads into all 1.25" accessories. NOT FOR SOLAR VIEWING
Celestron
Celestron Deluxe Lens Cleaning Kit (93576) $29.95
Wipe away dust, dirt, fingerprints and other particles on your lenses to see clearly with the Celestron Lens Cleaning Kit. This cleaning kit works on all glass and optical surfaces, including telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, monoculars, microscopes, and even your camera lenses, computer screens, and mobile devices. The kit comes complete with a retractable lens brush to remove dust particles and dirt and two options to clean smudges and fingerprints off of your optics, pre-moistened lens wipes and a bottled lens cleaning fluid with soft cloth. Description NOTE: The lens cleaning fluid, cloth, and wipes can be used on corrector...
Sky-Watcher
SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack (S2... $700.00
Why we Love the SkyWatcher Star Adventurer  SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack is the benchmark product in this category.  We think this is the best star tracker on the market today.  It has a robust 11lb payload which is more than enough for running a DSLR and a high quality camera lens for long exposures.  It's also a great option for a true ultra-light grab-and-go setup.  You can pair this with a small astrograph refractor and very reasonably hike to a mountain top, or a remote dark site for some truly beautiful imaging.   The Star Adventurer Pro Pack...
Celestron
Celestron Universal Smartphone Adapter w/ ... $109.95
The NexYZ DX Kit is a great first step into the world of astroimaging or digiscoping. You get everything you need to capture sharp, detailed images and video: the customer favorite NexYZ smartphone adapter and a Bluetooth shutter release remote. Description Patented NexYZ Smartphone Adapter The NexYZ fits any eyepiece from 35mm to 60mm in diameter, including telescopes equipped with 1.25” or 2” eyepieces, spotting scopes, monoculars, and binoculars. NexYZ also attaches to microscopes with the addition of an included adapter ring, which takes the usable diameter down to 25mm, the size of a standard microscope eyepiece. The NexYZ DX...
Celestron
Celestron X-Cel LX 5mm Eyepiece 1.25" (93421) $148.95
Celestron X-Cel LX series eyepieces offer a 60º apparent field of view, perfect for the Moon, the planets, and a plethora of deep-sky objects. The premium six-element optical set is finished with multiple layers of high-transmission coatings for clear, sharp images. The edges of the optics are blackened for increased contrast. All seven X-Cel LX eyepieces sport 16mm of comfortable eye relief, and are parfocal, which means you can switch out eyepieces within the series during observing sessions and little or no additional focusing will be required. Description The X-Cel LX eyepiece body is made of black-anodized aluminum. The pop-up...

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