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LevenHuk Zongo 80 telescope carry case

The Levenhuk zongo 80 telescope case has been a popular product for the members of the North Lincs astro society when Northern Optics pays a visit with the regular display of astro goodies. So if the Zongo-80 gets the seal … Continue reading

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Skywatcher 16mm Nirvana-ES UWA-82 eyepiece. First look

Here at Northern Optics we had a look at the new Skywatcher 16mm Nirvana-ES UWA-82 eyepiece. This is not an optics test, but a chance to look at the construction and packaging. So to start off with, the box is a … Continue reading

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Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ-GTE overview

Available from Northern Optics the Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ-GTE is a sensible starter GOTO scope due to ease of use, and the wide field of view the short 500mm f4.4 OTA offers.  Magnifications of 20x and 50x included are ideal … Continue reading

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Skywatcher UWA-82 Nirvana-ES wide angle eyepieces

Available from Northern Optics , the Skywatcher Nirvana-ES UWA-82 eyepieces are the latest version of the older Nirvana range. The 1.25″ range come in 4,7 and 16mm. Although they use the same optics and coatings, the over all design is different. … Continue reading

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Problems getting infinity focus with zoom eyepieces

1.25″ telescope eyepieces come in two forms. Fixed focal lengths and zoom eyepieces, such as 8-24mm for example. What you will find though with some Newtonian reflectors is that you can not get infinity focus. This is due to there … Continue reading

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How to connect an eyepiece to the Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED guidescope

Ever wondered what the small adapter ring included with the Skywatcher evoguide 50 ED guide scope is for ?. This video shows what it is, and how to use it.

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. How to test for chromatic aberration

A customer who bought a set of Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars from the Northern Optics weekend display at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Lincolnshire asked what ED stood for in the description. I explained that with normal binoculars not all colours come to … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting. 1st October 2018

18 people attended the Oct 2018 meeting at the North Lincolnshire astronomy society, where regular member and in-house speaker Chris Roche gave an excellent talk on Vulcanism in the Solar system. This included, not only planets, but their Moons. In … Continue reading

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Ostara 1.25″ H-beta filter

The Ostara 1.25″ H-beta filter is a specialist filter for CCD imaging and visual work of H-beta targets such as the horse head nebula and California nebula. Note that it is best used from dark sky locations, and ideally telescopes … Continue reading

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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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