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The New Opticron MMS 160 Image Stabilised Travelscope

The MMS 160 Image Stabilised Travelscope is the latest addition to the Opticron travelscope family and is available now in-store or online at Tring Astronomy Centre.
The image stabilisation system incorporated into the MMS 160 image stabilised Travelscope cancels out image-shake or tremor caused by the body when viewing at magnifications of 10x and over. The results are a stable, clear and comfortable hand held viewing experience, enabling users to enjoy variable magnification close up views of flora, wildlife and other objects at distance using a hand held device.
Visit the store to try one or buy now on the link below;


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The fantastic New Celestron Astro Fi Wifi Enabled Telescopes are now in stock, and our Elves are itching to send them to new homes in time for Christmas! These smart telescopes create their own Wifi networks, so you can control them from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, using the Free Celestron Sky Portal App. Available now in store or online!

http://www.tringastro.co.uk/celestron-astro-fi-telescopes-466-c.asp 

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The New Celestron Inspire telescopes have arrived and are Available from stock - perfect for beginners looking for s good quality and flexible starter scope. 

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For all the latest info on the New Celestron CGX Mount and range of CGX Telescopes check out the following link

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Details of the New Celestron CGX mount and telescopes are now on our website - check them out now!

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The New 2016 Starwave 80ED-R is on Demonstration and in Stock

The Starwave 80ED-R is a more compact and refined version of the orginal Starwave 80ED. It has improved optics in the form of an S-FPL53 based doublet objective lens providing superior colour correction, and a lighter more compact tube with a "Rack and Pinion" geared focuser.

The ED Doublet design offers very good colour correction while keeping the optical tube compact enough for transport compared to an Achromat refractor. The new S-FPL53 ED Doublet lens gives better colour correction in the blue regions of the spectrum. Optical smoothness, figuring and overall performance is very consistent and every lens has a unique serial number linked to the glass batch and optician in charge of the lens production. At F7 this telescope provides the best of both worlds for visual or imaging use, and the field is flat enough not to be distracting with wide field eyepieces or medium size camera sensors. A dedicated 0.8x focal reducer / field flattener is also available, for a faster F5.6 focal ratio.

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Buy a Celestron Evolution or selected Advanced VX models from Tring Astronomy Centre and choose up to two free eyepieces from the Celestron Luminos, X-Cel LX, Ultima Duo and Omni eyepiece ranges. Terms and conditions apply, click the link for details. This offer has just been extended until 15th September and is available in store or online :-)

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Celebrate Presidents Day with the moon and a very beautiful patch of stars. 

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International Space Station Transits Saturn
Image Credit & Copyright: Julian Wessel
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160122.html

From low Earth orbit to the outer Solar System, this remarkable video frame composite follows the International Space Station's transit of Saturn. On January 15, the well-timed capture from a site near Dulmen, Germany required telescope and camera to be positioned along the predicted transit centerline, a path only 40 meters wide. That put the camera about 1,140 kilometers away from the space station during the transit and 1,600,000,000 kilometers away from Saturn. A video rate of 42 frames per second follows the orbital outpost moving quickly from lower right to upper left. The transit itself lasted about 0.02 seconds, with one frame showing the station directly in front of the ringed gas giant. Of course, you could also try to capture the International Space Station as it transits Jupiter.
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