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Ostara Diamond APO ED 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars review

The Ostara Diamond APO 42mm binoculars are ideal for those wanting to take the step into premium binoculars. Recently I was fortunate to have a set of the 8×42 and 10×42 to test. Starting from the beginning you see a … Continue reading

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Ostara PL 6.5mm plossl eyepiece for planetary viewing

The Ostara PL 6.5mm eyepiece is a sturdy and well made 1.25″ eyepiece. The 6.5mm is aimed at giving high power views of astronomical targets. There is no rubber eyecup. I found this not to be too much of an … Continue reading

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Ostara 2″ 32mm SWA eyepiece OS334722

The 70 degree Ostara 2″ 32mm SWA eyepiece is ideal for those wanting a high quality yet low cost solution for great wide field views of the heavens. A fully multi-coated 5 element lens assembly with great internal baffling gives … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 12×50 binoculars for birdwatching

So are the 12×50 Ostara Elinor binoculars suitable for bird watching. I would normally recommend for plane / ship spotting or long distance terrestrial. But recently a customer came to the Northern Optics weekend display at Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 10×50 binoculars OS331493. Ideal for hand held astronomy

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet at Barton Upon Humber looking for a set of portable binoculars suitable for astronomy, and would compliment their two large astronomical telescopes. After looking through a few sets in the 7×50, 8×56, … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 8×45 binoculars OS331479

If the popular Ostara Elinor 10×50 binoculars are too large for you, the equally impressive Elinor 8×45 are not only a worthy alternative, but better in a couple of ways. For one, they are lighter, and secondly give a picture … Continue reading

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Ostara 6.5mm eyepiece review. OS330618

As the Ostara Plossl 6.5mm eyepiece is classed as a low-mid priced eyepiece, it seemed only fair to test on a Celestron Astromaster 70mm refractor. This gave a magnification of 138x. For a standard 70mm telescope this would be a … Continue reading

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How much power can you use with a small telescope

Many customers ask what is the highest power they can use with a telescope..Sadly some shops on line and high street etc do offer small telescopes with unrealistic magnifications of 500+. This will make the image totally unusable and make … Continue reading

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Ostara 1.25″ FF (flat field) eyepieces

The Ostara FF range of eyepieces offer great quality optics at an affordable price. First thing out the box you will notice the solid construction. Fully multi-coated optics and great internal baffling give excellent colours and contrast. As the FF … Continue reading

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Ostara Elinor 10×50 binoculars. A good choice for astronomy ?

This weekend a customer came to the Northern Optics outlet at Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire looking for a set of binoculars suitable for astronomy. After testing a few 8×56, 10×50, 12×50 and 12x70s he opted for the popular Ostara … Continue reading

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