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  1. Special Price: 370.0000 $370

    QHY5L II Mono Guidescope

    Standard Kit contains:

    Case, Camera, drivers, 2 meter guide cable and USB cable

    Optional: Premium Kit also includes : 8mm CS mount Lens, 180 degree fish eye lens, Small tripod, camera mount bracket, CS & C mount adapters, and 1.25" extender.

    Supply includes official QHY Australia warranty as standard.

    Availability: In stock

  2. Special Price: 6289.0000 $6,289

    In stock, immediate shipment available.

    A major breakthrough in Astrophotographic CCD technology !!

    How would you like to image the night sky using an advanced capability 23.2 megapixel minus 38 degree celsius Cooled Astronomy dedicated CCD !! - PLUS - get it at a world beating price !!

    Like many super serious digital photographers, I have been a massive fan of Canon's DSLR's for many years.

    The Canon 5D Mark III revolutionised the world of modern digital photography, and is still well deservedly regarded today as the world's best DSLR.

    BUT - I hear you say - If only I could use this, the world's best DSLR's CCD, and COOL it for astroimaging !!

    Today due to the innovation of Central DS in Korea we have achieved this goal, and have the best performing and value astrophotography CCD in the world - the Central DS Canon 5D Mark III Astrophotography Cooled CCD System.

    Also available the full range of Central DS Cooled CCD systems, please call or email for details.

    Availability: In stock

  3. Skywatcher SWA-SSIC CCD Colour Astronomy Imaging Camera Sale
    Regular Price: $239 Special Price: $199

    Affordable CCD technology is perfect for the beginning astrophotographer!

    The Skywatcher SWA-SSIC CCD Colour Astronomy Imaging Camera features a 1/4" High Sensitivity Low Noise CMOS Sensor Chip.

    The Skywatcher SWA-SSIC CCD Colour Astronomy Imaging Camera allows you to view "live" video via your PC, record video footage, and also takes still images as well.

    Easy USB 2.0 connection. Just insert the camera into the focuser and you're ready to begin photographing.

    Availability: In stock

  4. Special Price: 586.0000 $586

    Short Term Special Price applies.

    Skywatcher Star Adventurer Motorised Mount for Astrophotography - Special Package.

    The Star Adventurer Astro Package is an ultra portable equatorial mount kit ideal for Small Telescopes or for DSLR Cameras. Astrophotography with your camera lens up to 200-300mm in focal length. It fits on most astronomical, photo, or video tripods via it's 1/4″ and 3/8″ standard adaptor.

    The mount satisfies all the needs of the astrophotographer; with a simple turn of the dial select lunar, solar, or star tracking modes, or four speeds from 0.5x to 12x to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR. Moreover, it contains pre-programmed parameters to assist your DSLR via the optional shutter release cable.

    The Star Adventurer mount features a V-style dovetail saddle for compatible accessories and optical tube assemblies. The mount operates with 4AA batteries or via mini USB port.

    Precise Polar Alignment for Pinpoint Stars Astrophotography

    Availability: In stock

  5. Saxon CCD2 Monochrome Astronomy Imaging Camera Sale
    Regular Price: $479 Special Price: $259

    Affordable CCD technology is perfect for the beginning astrophotographer!

    The Saxon CCD2 Monochrome Astronomy Imaging Camera has an automatic mode for first time users and manual settings to help you learn as you go. Easy USB 2.0 connection. Just insert the camera into the focuser and you're ready to begin photographing.

    The Saxon CCD2 Monochrome Imager features a 1/4" High Sensitivity Low Noise CMOS Sensor Chip. Monochrome features increased resolution over colour version.

    Availability: In stock

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    Sesto Senso Electric robotic focuser upgrade kit

    Per usual the innovation of the masters in astronomy products, the Italians, has done it again, an affordable premier quality electric focuser upgrade kit for your telescope for astroimaging, And as usual the Italians have made a better product, cleverer than others, and also at a better pricing level than others as well

    SESTO SENSO is the best robotic focusing motor for your telescope Compatible with most focusers, install it in place of the micrometer knob and connect it to USB port of the EAGLE or Windows computer to remotely control without vibration and with high precision your telescope's focuser!

    The supplied software and ASCOM driver allow you to easily set up many advanced features of SESTO SENSO, especially useful for astrophotography.

    Thanks to the precise control motor with integrated electronics, SESTO SENSO achieves incredible precision of just 0.7 microns

    Compatible with many focusers

    Thanks to special design, SESTO SENSO robotic focusing motor is compatible with many focusers, thanks to the bushing kit supplied in the package. You just have to choose the right bushing for your focuser and install SESTO SENSO, it's very simple

    Another advantage of our design is to be able to easily move SESTO SENSO from one telescope to another. If you change telescope, you can easily connect SENSO SENSO to your new instrument

    Pricing on application only, please email or call for details

    Availability: In stock

  7. Special Price: 450.0000 $450

    PoleMaster - by QHY - High precision - Easy to use electronic polar alignment for your telescope

    Achieving a high precision in polar alignment is not an easy feat

    You can spend a lot of time on it and yet, do not know if it is really aligned correctly

    After you get everything ready and begin taking exposures, you accidently bumped the mount, well, you will have to restart

    Polar alignment all over again, take you three star alignment for your "Goto" to target your object and begin taking exposure again

    You can waste another hour to do all that and to your dismay you realise the clouds have come around, or worse yet, its dawn and the sun is rising...

    PoleMaster is a new QHY CCD invention and can solve these problems perfectly

    It gives you a direct and simple way to align with the pole, and usually within two minutes you can obtain a very high precision polar alginemnt (Up to 30 arcsec)

    Please specify mount type you use so that we can supply the correct INCLUDED adaptor for your equatorial mount - please email to - sales@astronomyalive.com.au

    Mounts suitable for this unit are:

    * Skywatcher EQ6/AZEQ6/EQ6R

    * Skywatcher AZEQ5

    * Skywatcher HEQ5-S

    * Skywatcher Eq8

    * Takahashi EM11, EM200, EM400,

    * Celestron AVX, CGEM

    * Ioptron CEM25-S, ZEQ25, CEM60-S, IEQ30/45 & Smart EQ

    * Vixen SX-4, SXP

    * MESU

    * AP900

    * Losmandy G11

    Please note Polemaster and most commonly selected mount adaptors are usually available ex stock. Uncommon adaptors are procured from QHY and usually take 2 weeks.

    Important - Please specify mount type you use so that we can supply the correct INCLUDED adaptor for your equatorial mount - please email to - sales@astronomyalive.com.au

    Availability: In stock

  8. Saxon CCD1 Colour Astronomy Imaging Camera Sale
    Regular Price: $479 Special Price: $259

    Affordable CCD technology is perfect for the beginning astrophotographer!

    The Saxon CCD1 Colour Imager features a 1/4" High Sensitivity Low Noise CMOS Sensor Chip.

    The Saxon CCD1 Colour CCD Camera allows you to view "live" video via your PC, record video footage, and also takes still images as well.

    Easy USB 2.0 connection. Just insert the camera into the focuser and you're ready to begin photographing.

    Availability: In stock

  9. Special Price: 325.0000 $325

    Everwin 60mm Guidescope package

    Premium Japanese lens with extra large 60mm aperture to ensure you achieve the best possible guiding capability

    Includes standard Vixen/ Skywatcher/ Celestron/ Saxon dovetail foot and adjustable tube ring set with nylon screws to ensure you do not mark the body of the guidescope

    A must for every astrophotographer

    Availability: In stock

  10. Special Price: 2750.0000 $2,750

    QHY9 with standard 5 position electric premium Colour Filter Wheel is a classic mono camera using the popular 8.3 Mpixel KAF8300 CCD sensor.

    This sensor has high capability QE suitable for high performance deep sky imaging. The peak QE is @56% and it has 48% QE in the H-alpha wavelength. The 4/3 inch size makes it well suited to many telescopes. The QHY9 has a two stage TEC, and with typical delta T is -50C below ambient.

    Supply includes 5 position electric premium Colour Filter Wheel enabling fitment of your standard 36mm diameter round unmounted filters and produce broadband & colour filtered images ready to stack and create stunning colour deep space astroimages. It offers outstanding thermal noise control. Compared with other models with -25 or -30C cooling, the QHY9 will give you a cleaner image. Even in very long exposure times, over those hot summer or cold winter nights.

    The QHY9 has very low readout noise as well compared with other 8300 based camera. The QHY9 has a sleek round design and is suitable for Hyperstar telescopes.

    Supply includes official QHY Australia warranty as standard.

    Availability: In stock

  11. Special Price: 2220.0000 $2,220

    APS-C is a big size among one short color CCD cameras.

    QHY8L is a 6 mega pixel camera with APS-C size SONY CCD sensor. SONY's CCD sensor is famous because its low thermal noise. Especially with QHYCCD's 2-stage TEC and thermal construction design

    QHY8L has the cooling capability of -40C below ambient. It brings very clean image to you even in 30 minutes or one hour exposure.

    Supply includes official QHY Australia warranty as standard.

    Availability: In stock

  12. Special Price: 2750.0000 $2,750

    The QHY10 is a APS-C size cooled one shot colour CCD camera using SONY's ICX494AQA CCD Sensor.

    It has 10 Mega Pixels, with pixel size of 6.05x6.05um. Beside the very low thermal noise of Sony's SuperHAD technology, this sensor has a high fullwell depth. Even with 6.05um square pixels, it has 45ke of fullwell depth.

    This is almost double that of the ICX413 wich has 7.8um square pixels, and again almost double that of the color 8300 sensors 5.4um square pixels.

    Supply includes official QHY Australia warranty as standard.

    Availability: In stock

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    This is a custom selected product - pricing and shipment cost is available on request exclusively - with thanks.

    Astrodon MonsterMOAG Off-Axis Guider The MonsterMOAG™ (MMOAG) is the intermediate member of our off-axis guider product line.

    It is specifically designed to accommodate the larger CCD detectors (36 x 36 mm), such as the Kodak KAF16803E and KAF9000E. Furthermore, at 1.25", it has one of the thinnest backfocus for an OAG available, making MonsterMOAG™ an ideal choice for systems with minimal backfocus, such as the Takahashi FSQ106 refractor.

    This is a custom selected product - pricing and shipment cost is available on request exclusively - with thanks.

    Availability: In stock

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    Finger Lakes Instrumentation

    Atlas Electric focuser.

    Option up on your Officina Stellare reflecting astrographs & reflecting telescope.

    Price on application only.

    Availability: In stock

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    FLI Finger Lakes Instruments CCD Systems.

    Are you serious about astroimaging ?

    Are you ready to take the jump from DSLR Astrophotography into the Big League ?

    If so you have found the world's best CCD, nothing comes even close in comparing with an FLI CCD System. FLI produce the best CCD Systems that exist, it's as simple as that. Nothing comes close to the quality, resolution, cooling performance, Signal to Noise capability, and imaging performance of an FLI CCD.

    All systems are custom engineered to your precise needs, please call or email to review your specific requirements - Astronomy Alive are specialists in astroimaging systems with twenty five years experience in astroimaging - call to review your system and it's requisites.

    Pricing & shipment on application exclusively.

    Availability: In stock

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