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StarGazingLincs blog 2018

Was very kind of Paul Cotton from the East Lincs astronomy society to invite Northern Optics to attend StaGazingLincs 2018 as the optics trader for the event. It was a very well attended event with lots to do to keep … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 5th March 2018

Chris Roche gave an excellent talk called Why is the Sun hot at the North Lincs astro society at Barton Upon Humber, Far ings nature reserve for the March 2018 meeting.  As always Chris gives a very informative talk with a … Continue reading

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Celestron Regal M2 80mm spotting scope. Blog 25.2.18

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` Edge visitor centre at Barton Upon Humber looking for a premium spotting scope for viewing coastal wildlife. Without hesitation they chose our Celestron Regal M2 80mm twin eyepiece … Continue reading

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Field Optics 5 in 1 lens cleaning kit

Claimed to be the smallest 5 in 1 lens cleaning kit, the Field Optics POCK  pocket optics cleaning kit is a true cleaning kit in miniature. Made in the USA and includes 1x 100% Goats hair mini brush 1x Lens cleaning … Continue reading

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Helios Nitrosport 8×26 binoculars. Northern Optics blog 10.2.2018

We often find at the Northern Optics weekend display , given the choice of 8x and 10x with the same make and model of binocular, most people go for the 8x. This this exactly what one of our customers did … Continue reading

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Celestron Cypress 10×25 binoculars. Northern Optics blog 15.2.2018

The Celestron Cypress binoculars were the Optics of choice when a customer came to the Waters` Edge visitor centre Northern Optics weekend display at Barton Upon Humber. Other sets tried in the similar price range were compact 8×25 , 8×26 … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 8×45 binoculars. Northern Optics blog 11.2.18

Today a customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet looking for a set of 8x or 10x binoculars for general use. But just to prove many people still like traditional style porro prisms designs, he was not interested in … Continue reading

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Sky-watcher Evoguide 50mm ED glass guidescope

The new Skywatcher Evoguide ED 50 guidescope offers remarkable performance at a very attractive price point. Features the renowned  Ohara S-FPL53 glass for the ED element for a crisp , bright view with virtually no chromatic aberration. The short focal length … Continue reading

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Ostara 1.25″ O-III filter

The Ostara O-III filter is a more specialised nebula filter compared to some other types. It is specifically for Planetary nebula such as M57, Dumbell and the Eskimo nebula , plus diffuse nebula such as the Swan and Veil.  From … Continue reading

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Ostara 2″ 30mm SWA (50.8mm) eyepiece review

Often overlooked by the Ostara 26,32 and 38mm 2″ SWA-70 eyepieces, the Ostara 30mm SWA 2 inch eyepiece is a hidden gem in the middle of the pack. Featuring a very solid 420g body with 5 element fully multi-coated optics, … Continue reading

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