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Gemini wide field using Ostara Moon Skyglow filter 27.2.17

Took this image of the Gemini area using a Canon EOS 1100D with an Ostara 2″ moon / skyglow filter simply resting on the lens. Camera settings were 18mm , 3200 ISO, 30 seconds at f4. RAW file used. There … Continue reading

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Ostara compact 1.25″ telescope eyepiece and filter set OS333763

The Ostara 6 piece compact telescope eyepiece and filter set nicely bridges the gap between the budget sets and the ¬£100+ options. In the kit you get three Ostara HR fully coated 1.25″ eyepieces with a sensible range of 5mm, … Continue reading

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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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