Astrophotography with a OSC (One shot colour camera)

I will show you what can be done without too much effort using a One Shot Colour Camera (in this case a ZWO ASI294MC Pro) and the Live Stacking feature […]

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Saxon ScopePix 2s

Chances are you have seen Smartphone adapters pictured with telescopes and asked yourself, ‘What in the world is that?’ Let me introduce you to the world of ‘AstroPhonetography’ in other […]

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The 'new' kid on the block

I am not exactly what you would describe as a kid, but definitely a kid at heart. Hi, my name is Gerald and I am the Sales Specialist at Optics […]

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Optolong L'eNhance Filter

I am a dedicated Astrophotographer, so I am always looking at ways to improve the quality of my images. I work full time, have a gazillion of hobbies, so that […]

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Optolong L'Pro filter

Finally! I have had the chance to setup my telescope after moving from a Bortle 3 location into a Bortle 7-8 zone, I don’t see the night sky like I […]

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Problems finding focus with a DSLR

How I used the right type of Barlow to focus a DSLR on a small Newtonian telescope.

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Review of the Vixen Polarie star tracker

Review of the Vixen Polarie star tracker You’ve seen those awesome wide-angle Milky Way photos, sometimes with a building or a tree in the foreground. They’re great, right? Want to […]

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Top 10 telescopes for 2019

Bill, Optics Central’s astrophotography specialist – and general all-round enthusiast – gives his opinion of the top 10 telescopes for 2019. See what he thinks! My boss asked me to […]

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Light path through a monocular with Porro prisms

Bill, Optics Central’s resident birdwatcher and all-round optics nerd, explains prisms in binoculars. He starts with how Porro prisms which are found in the traditional shaped binoculars work. Then, he […]

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Top 10 Telescopes for Kids (2019 Picks)

It’s getting into the Christmas season, and people are starting to think about presents. We made up this list of telescopes (and a binocular) with kids of between about 5 and 10 in mind.

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