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Unlike many online telescope dealers, we hold physical stock for faster delivery and collection. However, if we don't have it here we can get from our suppliers or drop-ship direct if you need it fast! In our showroom we have the largest range and dealer stock of iOptron Mounts, Altair Astro Telescopes and related Astronomy Accessories in the UK.
STOCK NOTICE: 15.30am 04 Dec 2013
- We offer the best UK Pricing on AstroTrac - Price Match - Call for details and availability. All prices include VAT and FREE UK delivery.
- The iOptron iEQ30 is now £999! It was £1279 just a few months ago... It's lighter than the Skywatcher HEQ5 or EQ6 mounts (Head=6.7Kgs) and offers higher accuracy (same worm-gear as iEQ45) with a peak-to-peak of just 10 Arcsecs! With 32ch GPS and a huge 139K GoTo database, this could be the ultimate astro-imaging mount at this price point. We tested it ourselves and got 3 min subs unguided out of the box! While stocks last as it'll fly at this price!!!
- We are now exclusive European dealers for StarGPS modules. You can now GPS enable your existing GOTO mount, for easier and accurate navigation of the night sky. No more setting your time date and location every time, it does it all for you, fast! Spend more time exploring, less time aligning.
- We can offer two brilliant refractors that provide legendary performance. The Altair Wave 115EDT Triplet (one left) and a special ordered Wave 130EDT (due Jan 2014) Contact us for more details.
- The new Altair Astro f6 StarWave 70ED Doublet £299 is now available from stock. Comes with a case and free delivery in the UK. These doublets are as useful as they are well made, ideal for terrestrial viewing and also as a 600mm super-telephoto lens! Check out the new ISON Bundles! We tested this little scope and it's a great all-rounder, at just 2kg can be used for, sports, wildlife and travel duties.
- Make your telescope a terrestrial spotting scope with our 1.25" Lightwave 45º Image Erecting Prisms for only £49.99! Now in stock and selling fast! Perfect with the 70ED!
- The Lightwave 80ED at £549 is the 70ED's bigger brother and even better for your journey into astro-imaging for just £549. Now in Stock.
- The 102ED is also great value at just £599, and a brilliant all-round refractor for visual and spot of imaging.
- For you astro-imagers we currently have the last remaining UK stock of 2x Altair 60mm Triplets in stock, 2x 80mm Triplets at £899 in stock, along with 60mm mini-guiders and the 80mm guide scope.
- The excellent iOptron Skytracker, with ball head for only £429. 3.5kg payload so ideal for DSLR and lenses up to 400mm! Great for grab'n'go wide field imaging
- We have one remaining iOptron SmartEQ £449 when guided makes a brilliant lightweight Goto mount for imaging, and ideal with a Starwave 70ED and a DSLR. Check out this PHD data graph! Get 2-3 mins unguided too! Reviewing shortly. :)
- We have the full range of 1.0x, 0.8x, 0.6x Flattener/Reducers in stock. At £75 perfect for making your images, well, flatter!
- New Product! Tripod Vibration Suppression Pads (VSP) from Altair Astro, are the same as brands others elsewhere, but much better value at only £39.99 for a set of three and £15 less than the Celestron version. Improve your observing and imaging with these nifty bright pads. An ideal Xmas Gift!!!
- Orders for MoonRaker Telescopes are now Feb 2014 across the range! We now have a Moonraker 80mm f8 for demonstration. The 90mm will be here shortly. We have two 60mm Terminator's currently in build. Phone for details
- Starwave Bahtinov Masks from Altair Astro from £10.50! Thinner, lighter, shatter-resistant and with three brass posts so it remains in place, the best (and easiest!) way to quickly get pin-point focus on a star.
Io Astronomy are Authorised Dealers for Altair Astro, AstroTrac, Lunt and Moonraker Telescopes. We are Altair Astro's biggest dedicated dealer in the UK, and also the only Advanced iOptron Dealer in the South. We offer full support and carry the full range of these GPS enabled mounts for demonstration at our showroom to ensure you get the right setup for your Astronomy.
Also we offer* an exclusive 'StartUP!' Service at your home, if you buy an Altair telescope with any of the iOptron ZEQ25, iEQ30 or iEQ45/AZ mounts, to help you get off to a great start.
We're based in Clanfield, Hampshire and you'll find us at some of the darkest sky sites in the county with our friends HantsAstro, the South's largest observing Astronomy Group www.hantsastro.org, so we know what you want in terms of product advice, service and support.
We run Intro to astronomy and Astro-Imaging Classes to help you get more out of astronomy as we are astronomers ourselves, and test and review all the equipment we retail.
You can find us on eBay too!
Check out our own Reviews & Resources Website - ioastronomy.co.uk which provides you with support links for all major astronomy equipment manufacturers and independent reviews to help you choose the right gear, and the latest news on our expanding product range.
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We look forward to meeting up with you soon and if you have any questions then please send us a quick message on our Contact Us page or phone 023 9257 0283 for a chat.
Thanks and come back soon! – The Io Astronomy Team.* Io Astronomy's 'StartUP!' service is subject to availability, location and purchase of any premium iOptron Mount (ZEQ25, iEQ30, iEQ45 or iEQ45AZ with any Altair Astro telescope. This service can be purchased separately from our store and is not available outside the UK. As yet ;)