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North Lincs astro meeting 6th August 2018

  Dr Gareth Few from the astrophysics dept of the Hull university was the guest speaker at the North Lincolnshire astronomy society on Monday 6th Aug 2018. His in-depth talk on the origins of life was excellent , with a … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 2nd July 2018

We did some solar observing (yes we had clear skies for a change) before the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting for July 2018 using 2 specialist solar telescopes. We enjoyed lots of Solar activity with major prominence’s easily visible. Once … Continue reading

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Helios Nitrosport 8×26 binoculars. Ideal for watching sports

Here at Northern Optics we often get customers asking for binoculars suitable for birdwatching, general use, astronomy etc. But up to now, never had a customer looking for a set for watching rugby matches. So with the great British weather, … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars #38300. Customer purhase

A customer came to the Northern Optics public outlet at the Waters` Edge visitor centre, Barton upon Humber looking for a premium but affordable binoculars for general use.  They chose the Hawke Frontier 8x43ED binoculars above many others. One main … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 5th June 2018

We had a good turn out with over 25 members, regulars and visitors attend the June 2018 North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting. The talk was by Professor Brad Gibson . Or to give his full title , Professor of Astrophysics/ Director, … Continue reading

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North Lincs Astro meeting 9th April 2018

Was a good turn out for the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting 9/4/18 . Thanks to Northern Optics for inviting along potential new members and providing a raffle prize, which Dennis was very happy with. Also thank you to Malcolm … Continue reading

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Skywatcher AZ-GTi WiFi head for mount #20315

Weighing just 1.3kg, the Sky-watcher AZ-GTi is now available as a mount head only, and can be connected to a tripod via its standard 3/8″ tripod bush. This will help cut down costs if you already have a sturdy mount … Continue reading

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Skywatcher Solarquest GOTO tracking mount with tripod #20320

Finding the Sun for solar observing can be tricky, even using a finderscope with a solar filter. But no such issues with the new Sky-watcher Solarquest GOTO tracking mount + tripod. All you need to do is level the tripod … Continue reading

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Skywatcher EQM-35 pro synscan GOTO mount #20980

The new modular design of the Sky-Watcher EQM-35 computerised mount is suitable for use at home or on the move. Leave fully set up for use at your address, or when on travels you can remove the DEC Axis together with … Continue reading

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Skywatcher Evostar 72ED short tube refractor #10201

Not to be confused with the Skywatcher Evostar 80/100/120 ED telescopes, the 72ED comes with a different lens configuration with Schott glass used for the crown element. The short focal length 420mm f5.8 is designed to give edge to edge … Continue reading

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