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Prices are slashed across the whole range from November 11th to December 27th so get in before they all run out the virtual doors.

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New ZWO ASI1600GT & ASI183GT Cameras – REVIEWED!

A review by Simon Lewis Introduction ZWO have been synonymous with creating high quality, yet affordable cameras, since their entry into the astro imaging world in 2011. Since then ZWO have taken the market by storm with their renown red anodised CMOS cameras and there will not be many in astrophotography who either don’t own…

December Discounts!

December Featured SALE Items BUT WAIT, THERE’s MORE!  See All our Sale Items Here      

Sydney Store Open Every Day (Including Sundays) Until Christmas

Are you in Sydney and want to see, feel and learn about astronomy and telescopes from our experts before actually buying one? It’s hard to fit in the time during the week especially as Christmas gets closer so we’ll be opening our doors every day until Christmas! Monday – Friday : 9:30am – 5:30pm Saturdays:…

Prices Falling Dramatically Across ZWO Range

Until further noticed we’re dropping prices across most of the ZWO range of cameras! Check back on this page to see how far they are falling. Please form an orderly line and avoid causing a stampede for these terrifically popular cameras. If you’ve been thinking about making the jump to a ZWO, now is the…

The Fermi Paradox – Where are all the Aliens?

In the 1950s, a group of astrophysicists were walking to lunch discussing the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe apart from Earth. One of those physicists, Enrico Fermi then casually asked “But where is everybody then?” The basic idea is that given the vastness of observable space and time with which life should have…

Who has more moons? Jupiter or Saturn?

If you answered Jupiter .. you’re *probably* correct but only because we’re nowhere near finding them all. However the current “king of the moons” appears to be Saturn right now. Recently using out increasingly more powerful arsenal of ground based telescopes, Saturn’s total moon count was increased to a whopping 82. Yeh, us backyard photographers…

SkyWatcher EQR-8-Pro Details (Video)

 

Bintel attends the Hunter Valley Star Party!

A star party in wine country? Count us in! A few of us just spent the last weekend of September in the Hunter Valley with the Northern Sydney Astronomical Society. The party got underway beneath cloudy skies (which understandably isn’t the best for folks trying to stargaze), but it did give us an opportunity to…

A Tale of Two Comets – C/2018 W1 Africano & C/2019 2I Borisov

Comet gazers this week are being treated to views of comet “Africano” discovered last year by B.M.Africano at Mt Lemmon and reported merely 21 minutes before the Catalina Sky Survey noticed it too. Africano passed within 0.5 AU (half the distance between the Sun and the Earth) and currently appears to moving towards Neptune in…

Bintel attends the Macquarie University Open Night

Saturday 7th September and it’s the Annual Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night. Bintel has been supporting these nights since they were started by Dr Alan Vaughan back in the mid 80s. This year was the first time for Bintel team members David Caradonna, Jack Gow and Braeden Borg and the 30th for Bintel technicians Mick…

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