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Our Shop will be closed from Monday, 28 April to Monday 5 May. 

We will reopen on Tuesday, 6 May at 9:00 am.

 

Please Phone or E-Mail to check stock availability, not all items are kept in the shop, some items are kept at the warehouse.


You may log in and order on line or visit our walk-in shop for a surprising telescopic experience! 

We have the largest range of telescopes, ranging from 60mm to 500mm in diameter.Reflecting, refracting, advance reflecting and Casegrain telescopes. We are the biggest retailer of Celestron products in South Africa and also sell other known brands. We are at your service, delivering country-wide, by secure courier.


SKY GUIDE 2014 now Available

SkyGuide 2014


NEW ARRIVAL

2014 Calendar

A beautiful A3 calendar with astrophotos taken by talented South African astrophotographers.

2014 Calendar

 


Dew-Not Dew Heaters

Dew-NotDew-Not

Click here for more details


Hotec Crosshair Laser Collimator

Hotech

Click here for more details

 


 


Now in stock

 

EOS 60Da body

The Perfect SLR Camera for Astrophotography

canon 60 da


Astronomy R210.00

 

Showing you what others only tell you, this title helps you discover the history and origins of the universe and observe the stars and galaxies, with over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations. Including a month-by-month guide to highlights of the night sky, it is perfect for any enthusiast, and is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating astronomy.

 

Guide to DSLR Astrophotography

R399.00

 

This book on CD-ROM by Jerry Lodriguss is a practical guide to astrophotography with digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. It explains how digital cameras work and everything you need to know about how to take beautiful astrophotos with them.

This book will help you to avoid those bad practices that lead to poor images. I made just about every mistake you could make when I was first starting out and did not know what I was doing. You don't have to make these same mistakes. You too can learn the secrets of deep-sky astrophotography!


SPECIAL  NEWS !!

 

Are you interested in astrophotography?

Please see the “Categories” index on our Homepage. Click on “Gallery” and see what we have created for each and every astronomer, hobbyist, amateur and professional, to make use off.

  • Join this astrophotographer community.
  •  All are welcome. Beginner, amateur and professional alike.
  • Create your own account on the gallery and add your own photos.
  • Give constructive comment on any astrophoto.
  • The intention is to allow everyone to benefit and learn from input provided and an image of the month will be chosen. Each image of the month will go toward compiling an astro-calendar.

Link to gallery.


Big Special

SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

was R10481.00   nowR7999.00
Save: 24%

while stocks last

THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

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


7.0 Inch Android 4.0 Multi-Touch 16x9 Widescreen

01/06/2012

 

R1695.00

Koby tablet
 

Connect to the world with the Touch of a Fingertip. The Kyros™ MID7042 Tablet is a powerful and flexible Internet and Entertainment solution with a generous 7.0 inch capacitive touch screen and intuitive Android™ 4.0 operating system “Ice-Cream Sandwich”. Your time, your way with access thousands of applications from GetJar® marketplace with plenty of games, social media, and productivity tools to meet the needs of today’s users. With our sleek and stylish Coby™ Tablets you are able to relax and enjoy your favorite content: music, 1080P HD videos, E-Books and photos. Enjoy doing more with Coby’s Tablets!

 


Bahtinov Focus Mask
Bahtinov Focus Masks Bahtinov Focus Masks

These Bahtinov focus Masks is the best way to focus your telescope when doing Astrophotography.


The centre image is in focus where the outer image is slightly out of focus.
Our Bahtinov Focus Masks is laser cut from ABS plastic is almost indestructible.


New Sun filter and holder

Solar filter and holder/cover to fit on your telescope.
The Baader film is easily replaceable on these solar filter holders.
Film fits flatter than any other holder currently available for much better focus.
Standard size Covers supplied with filter holders for front and back. This means that this Filter material is fully protected in storage against damage.
Sponge rubber on internal ring for a perfect tight fit. The filter holder is laser cut and engraved on MDF wood and sealed with a clear sealer.

Perfect fit solar filter and holder.
The Baader film is easily replaceable on these filter holders.
We can make any size holder for Telescopes.

Please supply us with:
Make:
Model:
Circumference of front edge of tube:

Warning
Looking at the sun through a telescope will magnify the sun intensity many times and will cause blindness.
Never look at the sun without a proper Sun filter or damaged filter.
Cheap Eyepiece sun filters is very dangerous and should be thrown away.
Sun filters should fit tight on a telescope and can even be taped down by duct tape for safety.
 

Solar filter and holder 5Solar filter and holder 4
Supplied with front and back protection covers.
 


We are a big suporter and sponser of WRAC or West Rand Astronomy Club. http://www.wrac.org.za/


BIG Star Party 22 to 24 August 2014.

The West Rand Astronomy Club will be hosting a Weekend Away Star
Party at Mountain Sanctuary Park from 22 to 24 August 2013.

Mountain Sanctuary Park is a private nature reserve in the Magaliesberg
Mountains, about 120km north-west of Johannesburg and 90km west of
Pretoria.

The night sky is beautiful from this site and if conditions are favourable, the
Coal Sack in the Southern Cross and the Small Magellanic Cloud can be
seen.

Accommodation options are chalets, log cabins or camping.
Telescopes will be set up in an open field between camp sites 36 and  38.
Program to be confirmed, but may include:
* Talks and demonstrations
* Telescope raffle and other prizes
* Galileoscope lucky draw
* Sale table
* Moonscope building for kids

Join us for a weekend of star gazing under dark skies.
For more information contact
Kenny Nevill on 082 335 1983, email: kenny@wrac.org.za.
Visit WRAC website for updates and more information www.wrac.org.za.


Telescopes, Competitions and prices to win.

Bookings
Book NOW to avoid disappointment.
Please contact Mountain Sanctuary Park.
Tel: (014) 534-0114 (08H00 - 17H00, 7 Days a week)
eMail: owen@mountain-sanctuary.co​.za
Web: www.mountain-sanctuary.co.​za


Star Party Etiquette


 


Light Pollution


How much energy can be saved if we use the right light fittings, lower power light ratings.
Most of the light fittings is selected wrongly due to ignorance and what is available on the shelf. The big light company's is also to blame as the don't care about the type of fittings being sold as long as they make the sale. Low power Led lights is available from the manufactures but nothing is available on the shelves of the big resellers. Wish I had a answer to this.


Street lights is the biggest culprits due the high wattage of these lights and the big number of street lights been used. The government departments is also not really interested in changing over to low power LED lamps to try and save energy as this is not their problem. They rather transfer the power problem to private individuals to fix rather than to take leadership and get the individuals to follow. With current light fittings it is my guess that we can save between 15% and 45% by just changing the street light fittings in South Africa. Changing to LED lights will save a further 50% of energy. 25% of all energy used is for lighting. The luminance can also be lowered if the right fittings and LED lamps is used. The total saving on power is then 65%. WOW.
How many street lamps do we have in South Africa? I guess we can save at least another two Power stations.

More lights won't decrease crime

Skyglow and crime in England and Wales.
Click on the image below for much more information.


Good and Bad light fittings



Example of lighting that can result in disability and discomfort glare.


Example of reduced glare improves lighting.


Light pollution hurts our economy nature health and security.




Badly and good designed street light.
Let us all promote flat bottom lens fittings with full cut-off light fittings.


No light should be emitted above the light source.







Monthly Specials For April

SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
R10481  R7999
Save: 24% off
Skyguide 2012
Skyguide 2012
R95  R48
Save: 50% off
HEQ5 Skyscan upgrade kit
HEQ5 Skyscan upgrade kit
R4332  R2280
Save: 47% off

Green laser pointer 50mW
Green laser pointer 50mW
R690  R345
Save: 50% off
Sky Guide Africa South 2013
Sky Guide Africa South 2013
R95  R85
Save: 11% off
2014 Calendar
2014 Calendar
R140  R100
Save: 29% off

 
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