PO Box 345 Menai Central NSW 2234 Australia
Telephone (02) 9541 1676 or email
Advanced Telescope Supplies : The CCD imaging equipment experts
- Servicing the Australian Astronomy community for over 30 years
- Specializing only in high quality brands proven to deliver award winning and cutting edge optical and mechanical performance
- Expert CCD advice, sales and support (our staff and management hold Science degrees)
- USA Factory trained technical staff
- Local servicing and spares for all Losmandy Mounts: no expensive return shipping to the USA
- Prompt e-mail technical support
- Consulting service available for Robotic Observatory projects.
Links to some of our more prominent customers can be found here
Research class Astronomical observatory Instrumentation
NEW Alluna RC24AZ5000
Research grade 24 inch aperture RC with
Cassegrain focus and optional IMP (Instrument Multi Port)
In addition to the main camera, two additional instruments,
spectrometers or video cameras, can be connected.
Prices start at around $A300,000.00 complete RC24AZ5000 systems
Ideal as a turn-key solution to large aperture, rapid slewing
multiple data collection and LEO object imaging programs.
The Alluna Ritchey Chretien range (below) is available from 16 to 24 inch apertures
We are pleased to be Australia's exclusive distrubutor of these fine research grade instruments
Alluna Optics of Germany make a range of Observatory class telescopes including
closed tube Carbon Tube RC-Systems Ruggedized telescopes that are dust and water resistant.
Alluna's secondary focuser allows Instrument loads of up to 50Kg
Deep I/R or U/V capable optics, with as low as 5 micron spot sizes over a 60mm field.
These are no-compromise systems designed for research, astro-imaging and remote telescope/robotic use.
Optional features include: Zerodur optics, dedicated field flatteners and reducers (F6.0)
robotic primary mirror covers, instrument rotators & secondary dew heaters.
Prices start at around $A50,000
Please call or email for details
Advanced Telescope Supplies are also fully authorised
Planewave Instruments distrubutors in Australia.
Offering an excellent price/performance ratio, Planewave instruments are the large aperture
observatory and imaging intrument of choice for many institutions
and leading astrophotographers around the world.
Each instrument is made to order with delivery times typically of 6-9 months.
We do not offer "point and click" pricing.
Instead our pricing is identical to Planewave USA factory pricing
( converted to $AUD, plus shipping, insurance and Australian taxes )
Rather than hedge on the $A, we ensure the most competitive foreign exchange rate
on your carefully considered purchase.
As Australia's most awarded premium instrument dealer we can offer expert local support
for your Planewave investment with no time-zone hassles (e.g. fitting in with USA business hours)
Please call or email for $A pricing and delivery times on Planewave Instruments.
SBIG Aluma AC2020BSI
Extreme sensitivity back-illuminated Scientific CMOS camera.
4-megapixel sensor with 6.5-micron pixels, Adaptive Optics capable, StarChaser Guider compatible.
SBIG Aluma AC2020BSI features a Class 1 sensor. $A12400 inc GST
(price may vary with $A to $USD)
Please call or email to discuss your next high performance SBIG CCD imaging system.
Factory Authorized Australian Agents for
SBIG *Scientific grade CCD's and autoguiders
Losmandy *Precision German equatorial mounts
Astro-Physics *Legendary quality mounts and accessories.
Planewave Instruments Large aperture Observatory Class systems
William Optics *High quality refractors and accessories
Software Bisque *Research grade Robotic Mounts, Observatory software
Paramount MX ME and Taurus *Software Bisque's Robotic Observatory Class Mountings
AstroDon *Simply the gold-standard in Astro-imaging filters.
QHY CCD Affordable next generation CMOS imaging
ATS are QHY CCD Australian Agents
ATS is Australia's most awarded and experienced Astro-CCD supplier and have been
working with CCD autoguiders and imaging systems since 1989.
We are now offering high performance, but more affordable solutions
through the QHY CCD range of imaging cameras.
QHY600-M: next generaltion imaging
35mm Full frame back illuminated Sony sensor
61.17 Megapixels (9576x 6388 pixel array)
Peak QE 87%. H-alpha QE 74%
1.0e- to 3.7e- read noise.
Nil Amp glow
*Photo model $A 7600 inc GST
*Lite model $A 6400 inc GST
Bundle Off-axis guider + Filter wheel + 2" Filter set discount pricing available .
(*price may vary with $A to $USD)
please call for more details/orders or email
SBIG's integrated-system approach to precision guiding is what sets SBIG CCD's apart from *every* other CCD manufacturer
Capture fainter, smaller stars with higher resolution.
Typical 1 Hz guiding
10Hz guiding with SBIG AO
Paramount MyT, MX+, MEII, Taurus
We know Paramounts because we use and locally service Paramounts
Our low overheads allow very competitive pricing.
PMX+ $A16750 inc GST (subject to change with $A to $USD)
Found a better price?
ATS will price-match any
authorised Australian Paramount distributor's pricing just call or email.
NEW SBIG CCD Cleaning Service
Official Australian Distributors for:
New To Astronomy equipment & don't know where to start? Try the easy links in the table below:
Astronomy Interest Description Visual Observing Simply looking up at the night sky with the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars or telescope. Astrophotography For those who want a more permanent record of the night sky, attaching a camera to a tripod or telescope can reveal many celestial delights. CCD Imaging Using a CCD detector and computer to take digital images of the sky. Photometry Precisely measure the brightness of a celestial object to obtain meaningful scientific data Astrometry Precisely measure the position of an object and/or determine its orbit. Remote Observing Use a telescope system via a computer network or the internet Solar Observing Observe sunspots, solar flares and prominence details.
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