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High-end telescopes and accessories on special offer!

September 19 2019, Stefan Taube

Our special offer for experienced astronomers, astronomy clubs and educational establishments: more than ten telescopes, cameras and other products from our premium product range at especially-attractive prices!

Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes

Celestron CGX-L 1100

Celestron CGX-L 1100

  • Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 279/2800 CGX-L 1100 GoTo for just EUR 5,690. You save EUR 1,205! First the best offer: with this you get a large but still compact 11” telescope with the largest and currently most up-to-date mount from Celestron. This combination offers you an all-purpose system that is nonetheless transportable.
  • Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope SC 203/2032 CGX 800 GoTo for just EUR 3,045. You save EUR 650! This telescope is in no way inferior to its big brother mentioned above. It is just as up-to-date and versatile, however it has a smaller aperture. In return it is even more transportable and reasonably priced! 

Omegon Ritchey-Chretien telescopes

Omegon Ritchey-Chretien Pro RC 355/2845 Truss OTA

Omegon Ritchey-Chretien Pro RC 355/2845

These RC telescopes in a truss-tube design, made of lightweight, thermally-stable carbon, are ideal for astrophotography, especially for observatories.  Ritchey-Chretien telescopes combine large mirror optics with an almost perfect image. Two hyperbolic mirrors ensure a large, bright and coma-free image field, in a compact design. The result: perfect stars right up to the edge of the image.

We are offering you the following models with different mirror diameters at very competitive prices:

Riccardi-Honders Telescope from Officina Stellare

Officina Stellare RH

Officina Stellare RH 200/600 AT f/3

  • Officina Stellare Riccardi-Honders RH 200/600 AT f/3 OTA for just EUR 6,600. You save EUR 1,430! The RH telescope design delivers a corrector lens with a very fast focal ratio of f/3, all in a very compact design. This compact design, combined with the lightweight carbon tube, puts relatively little load on the mount: a dream telescope for all mobile astrophotographers, that doesn’t need to remain a dream any longer!

Further instruments and accessories on special offer!

Please take a look at our other special offers. A click on the link will take you to the shop where you will find further details about the product:

All offers are valid only as long as stocks last! Buy now!

125 years of Kowa: TSN-883 Prominar Black Edition spotting scope

September 18 2019, Betty Lux

For its 125th anniversary Kowa presents a new, strictly limited-edition spotting scope model: the TSN-883 Prominar Black Edition. Celebrate with us and secure yourself a piece of sports optics history!

Kowa TSN-883 Prominar Black Edition

TSN spotting scopes are classics from this sports optics manufacturer with Japanese roots. As early as 1894, Kowa began laying the foundations for its expert knowledge in the most diverse fields of science – such as pharmacy, mechanical engineering, textile processing and, of course, in the opto-electronics industry. All Prominar products combine the firm’s accumulated expert knowledge with optimum ease of use and the highest optical quality.

Kowa 1894 – 2019

The unique feature of the Kowa TSN-883 Prominar Black Edition is – as its name suggests – the elegant black colour used instead of the more usual green. Otherwise, it has exactly the same features ​​as the Kowa TSN-883. This means that you also get the scope set with its wide-angle zoom eyepiece and practical neoprene case. All together in a stylish package, which you should secure for yourself right away.

Please note: this special edition is limited to only 500 instruments worldwide, with only 250 of these available in Europe!

Swarovski Optik spotting scope promotion: Get a tripod head for free when you buy a 4-piece spotting scope package!

August 1 2019, Betty Lux

The purchase of a new ATX/ STX/ BTX spotting scope system is now particularly worthwhile. Because when you buy a 4-piece set of spotting scopes, you also get a tripod head for free. You can choose between the CTH compact tripod head or the PTH professional tripod head.

Swarovski Optik spotting scope promotion

This is how it works:

First choose your spotting scope set consisting of an objective lens and an eyepiece module. You can choose from the ATX-Series as well as the STX or BTX-Series. It doesn’t matter which model you prefer, the 65, 85 or 95.

The ATX/STX/BTX spotting scope series are a very good option for observers looking for a spotting scope that not only offers excellent image quality and maximum ease of use, but also maximum flexibility. As a result of the modular design, the objective modules and eyepiece modules can be combined with each other as needed and thus customised to the most wide-ranging requirements. We will be glad to assist you!

Swarovski Optik special offer package Spotting scope STX 30-70×95 with PCT tripod and BR Balance Rail + tripod head

Next, select your preferred Swarovski tripod, either the CCT compact carbon tripod or the PCT professional carbon tripod.

The leg segments of the Swarovski tripods are made of high-quality six-layer carbon fibre. The highest quality workmanship and the well thought-out design ensure stability when panning, turning and observing.

For accessories you can choose between the BR balance rail and the new VPA Variable Phone Adapter.

The BR balance rail matches perfectly with the ATX/STX/BTX series spotting scopes and can be individually adjusted. Two support points ensure a stable equilibrium and perfect stability.

Perfect for digi-scopers: with the VPA Variable Phone Adapter, your smartphone can connect to the Swarovski Optik spotting scope in no time at all to capture your unique observations.

Once you have chosen four components, Swarovski will send you the matching tripod head for free! Not only can you own a perfectly-matched complete package, you can also save money! When ordering, please indicate in the comment field which tripod head you have chosen.

The Swarovski tripod heads have been specially developed for extended observing. The integrated fluid bearing ensures smooth movements without tilting forwards or backwards thanks to the Counter Balance System.

Our example of a possible combination would be the spotting scope STX 30-70×95 with PCT tripod and BR Balance Rail. With this we would recommend the PTH tripod head, which completes your package.

Take advantage ofthis opportunity: only valid for new orders until 31 December 2019!

New Smartphone Mount by Celestron: NexYZ

August 28 2018, Stefan Taube

The trend of using smartphone cameras for photography with optical instruments has remained steady. This is, of course, an obvious choice because everyone has this camera with them, ready to send pictures; and these cameras are always improving. The large range of smartphone mounts  has been extended by Celestron, adding a very interesting model.

NexXY

The  Celestron NexYZ is not only particularly robust; it can be adjusted in all three axes using a rotary knob. This means you’ll be able to set the perfect distance between the eyepiece and the adapter. This feature, in combination with the ease, with which the smartphone can be changed, is interesting for public shots at observatories, because all visitors want to take their personal moon photo home with them.

NexYZ-1

The clamp of the NexYZ adapter is also wonderfully suited for use on spotting scopes.

NexYZ-2

With the NexYZ adapter, we are offering you a smartphone holder with the usual clever design by Celestron.

Now a Great Price: Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition

July 6 2018, Betty Lux

Are you looking for an adventurous companion for your next trip?  Would you like to be able to personalize your binos?  Then better check out Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition.  We are now offering them at a great price of 159 Euros, but only as long as supplies last!

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8x30 Adventure Edition

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30 Adventure Edition

With the included Safari paters, you can make your binoculars truly eye-catching.  The zebra and leopard sticks give the bino a great look.  If that is all to wild for you, no problem.  The classic design with its fine brown tone is also included in the 159 Euro: Steiner Binoculars Safari UltraSharp 8×30.

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8x30

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30

Get your hands on a pair right now and make it your ideal travel companion at a fantastic price.  Compact, robust and an especially contrast-rich image: with Steiner Safari UltraSharp 8×30 binoculars, you can experience the most wonderful moments of your journey, extremely crisp and close.  Don’t wait!  The binoculars are sure to move quickly.

Observe the night sky with Celestron SkyMaster binoculars!

June 4 2018, Stefan Taube

For many observers is not a telescope, but rather a pair of binoculars that is used as the main optical instrument for exploring the night sky. That is, after all, only logical as real nature lovers are already equipped with binoculars.

Observing the night sky with the binoculars is more than just a compromise – binoculars, with their wide field of view and using both eyes, do have certain advantages over a telescope. And as binoculars are always close at hand in the truest sense of the expression, they follow the golden rule of observing the night sky – the best optical instruments are the ones that are used the most.

The SkyMaster series from the American brand Celestron are extremely popular binoculars often chosen for astronomical observing. These astronautically optimized binoculars offer a generous aperture at a great price.

For successfully getting started observing the night sky with binoculars we recommend the SkyMaster 15×70 SkySurfer set. You get it for the very affordable set price of only 133 Euros!

SkyMaster 15x70 SkySurfer Set

In addition to the binoculars, you also receive a SkySurfer III red-dot finder from Baader, which will help you to orientate yourself in the night sky. The red dot finder projects a red dot onto a transparent window. This lets you see which part of the night sky the binoculars are pointing at and lets you orient yourself using a star chart.

The set also includes is the particularly sturdy Stronghold-Bino tripod adapter from Baader. Unlike the usual adapters made of plastic or aluminium this adapter is made of steel, ensuring that your binoculars are held really firmly and safely on the tripod.

This offer is valid until August 31, 2018. And if you buy the Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 SkySurfer Binoculars set before 27.07.2018, you will be able to observe the lunar eclipse on this date. So make sure you grab yours in time!

Solarquest, the new mount by Skywatcher for observing the sun

April 19 2018, Marcus Schenk

Adjusting your telescope while observing the sun is not as easy as you might at first think. The telescope should, of course, already be oriented towards the sun using a sun filter before setting up. When attempting to orient the telescope towards the sun, you can quickly become careless and peer without eye protection through the telescope at the blazing sun. Help is at hand here with the solar finder or the new Solarquest mount by Skywatcher.

Skywatcher Solarquest

The Solarquest mount has GPS, an automatic level and an electronic solar finder, Heliofind®. You only have to fit the mount. After a short initialisation, the mount moves by itself to the sun. But, of course, the  Solarquest can do more than that: The mount guides the telescope as the sun moves across the sky, so that it is always in line with the eyepiece or camera sensor. This precise tracking can also be done via the built-in Heliofind® finder.

Skywatcher Heliofind

Of course, you can also correct the orientation of the mount by hand, for example, if you are working with greater magnification, and would like to move to a specific place on the solar disc. To do this, there is a slider button on the mount so you can guide the movement yourself.

Solarquest

The azimuthal single arm mount, Solarquest, can hold small optics weighing up to four kilos, making it especially light and quiet. The Solarquest, in combination with a small sun telescope, forms an easy-to-transport system that is quick to set up – that is both particularly comfortable on your balcony at home and ideal for travel or for training purposes.

Skywatcher Vixen

You can also place a small refractor on the Solarquest and fit a sun filter  to it. In combination with a QUARK by DayStar, it is even possible to observe in H-alpha or Calcium-H light. You can even use it for night astronomy without a sun filter using the Solarquest mount. The Solarquest mount becomes a part of your versatile system for night observation.

Special Price: 76/700 AZ-1 Telescope almost 30% Discount

March 16 2018, Marcus Schenk

A photograph cannot beat a real look into the night sky.  With the Newton Telescope 76/700 AZ-1, you can experience the starry night sky live and with your own eyes!  This little beginner telescope can offer kids and adults their first contact with the Moon and planets.

Save almost 30%! Get your hands on the Omegon 76/700 AZ-1 Telescope now for only 69.90 Euros instead of 99 Euros!

 76/700 Set

 

Take a stroll across the Moon with this telescope.  It feels as if you are floating in a spaceship over the surface of the Moon.  How would it be to have a glance a Tycho?  A crate with a diameter of 90 km and a crater wall of almost 5,000 meters high.  Once, the scraps of a massive collision flew about the area, and spread the lunar stone far around the Moonscape.

Experience the lunar Mare (seas) with this telescope, as well as thousands of craters or the lunar Alps.  Throughout the year, you will be able to experience something new on the Moon again and again.  Always excited!  A trip through the Universe for the whole family.

 

The Advantages in a Nutshell:

  • Complete telescope set, including Tube, Mount and Tripod
  • Tripod is adjustable: great for children and adults
  • Simple use: Azimuthal mount with easy navigation through the sky
  • Collects 118 times more light than the naked eye
  • For observing the Moon or bright planets

This telescope is waiting for you to take it out for its first look at the Moon: Order the Telescope now or go for the more comprehensive Beginner Set with Star Chart, Book and Lunar Filter.

The offer is valid until 31.07.2018.

On special offer now: Kowa BD 10×32 DCF binoculars

March 9 2018, Stefan Taube

We’re offering the BD 10×32 DCF binoculars by Kowa at a special price!

You can buy it now for just €299 instead of €429!

Kowa-Fernglas

The compact, ergonomic design of the Kowa BD 10×32 binoculars means you can observe for a long time without getting tired. Thanks to the very low minimum focusing distance of just 1.5 m, this model is perfectly suited for observing plants, insects or other nearby objects – in the garden, for example. The binoculars are made in Japan.

This special offer will only remain while stocks last. Order now!

Improved version of the CL Companion by Swarovski Optik

December 1 2017, Stefan Rieger

Swarovski Optik has revised the CL Companion. The ergonomics in particular have been improved.

The eyepiece cup has been enlarged and, therefore, fits better on the eye. This means that the eye is automatically guided to the image. Handling was improved further by moving the connecting bridge upwards towards the eyepiece. This means that the hand can hold the binoculars better. The focus button is easier to reach. The dioptre compensation has now been integrated into the central wheel. This reduces the risk of unintentional adjustment. The weight has also been reduced further. Compared to its predecessor, the 10×30 has been made 15 grams lighter.

The revised CL now uses the FieldPro carry strap connector. The risk of the carry strap getting twisted has now been considerably reduced. The CL companion now comes in anthracite or green and as a 8×30 or 10×30 version.

Swarovski has recognised the trend towards customisation and now offers a series of binoculars with three different bags and carry straps. The classic dark green bag with black carry strap bears the wording “WILD NATURE”.

For those who want something a little more modern, chose the binoculars in connection with the “URBAN JUNGLE” accessory pack, a light green bag with a grey carry strap.

The “NORTHERN LIGHTS” set has been designed for the tradition conscious. You will receive a grey felt bag with black leather appliqués and a grey felt carry strap.

All versions can be delivered from mid-November. The best thing to do is order your favourite combination now!

19.09.2019
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