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14/09/208

Atik CCD Cameras have launched their own Photographic Filter Sets. There is an LRGB Set and a Narrowband set available, in 1.25", 36mm and 2" sizes.

Thay also have a very special offer - buy any Atik Mono Camera and EFW2 or EFW3 Filterwheel and get any or both filter sets for half price.

Contact us to avail of this very special offer.

 

 

06/09/2018

We have teamed up with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory to supply prizes for their Science Week initiative, October 4th to 10th.

Schools that register an event with them for Space Week will enter the draw for one of 3 great telescopes we have offered. Check it out!

 

 

31/08/2018

Mayo Dark Sky Festival returns this year on 2nd to 4th November. Based around Newport and Ballycroy, its definitely not to be missed.

You can check out the details here

 

22/08/2018

Shannonside Astronomy Club are hosting their annual Star Party at Loop Head, 14/15 September.

Check the event out here

 

01/08/2018

Skellig Star Party is just about upon us. Run over the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th August at Ballinskelligs Lodge, its always a great one to get to.

The darkest skies in Ireland await. Check the website out here

 

06/04/2018

Finally, we have Youtube!

We will bringing you detailed videos on various aspects of observing and photographing the night sky, but for now have kicked off with some videos from our main brands.Be sure to hit subscribe to follow us!

Check it out Ktec Telescopes Youtube Channel

 

 

04/04/2018

Ktec Telescopes will be attending Cosmos Star Party 2018 in Athlone with Midlands Astronomy Club.

We will have our meteorite collection on display with Stephen Corcoran, and will also be contributing to spot prizes for the event itself.

Details can be found here at Cosmos Star Party 2018

 

 

27/03/2018

The new Skywatcher Star Discovery P150i is coming soon. A 150mm newtonian telescope, operated via Wifi from your smartphone or tablet.

You can check it out here

 

 

27/03/2018

Celestrons flagship range, the CGX-L is now listed. Superb heavy duty mounts, for the serious astronomer.

The full range can be found here

 

 

15/01/2018

Shipping rate update -

Orders below €290 ship anywhere in Ireland for €6.50

Orders above €290 ship for €8.95 anywhere in Ireland.

 

 

 

15/09/2017 - We will be attending the Mayo Dark Festival, 27-29 October 2017.

We will have a pretty good range of goodies on offer, but if you need anything specific, please contact us, as our transport space will be limited.

If you ned any advice we will be glad to offer same  :)

 

https://www.mayodarkskyfestival.ie/

 
 
 
 
We will be attending Midlands Astronomy Club open night in the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore on Monday 30th January from 8pm - 11pm.
We will be on hand to offer advice on all things astronomy equipment related  :)
 
 
 
Our next big event is Astrofest 2017, hosted by Galway Astronomy Club, at the Westwood Hotel in Galway 27th/28 January
 
 
Saturday is the main event, a series of talks by renowned speakers. Friday evening, weather permitting, there will be observing at a local dark site.
We will be there with a nice setup, including our meteorites.
Definitley one to check out.
 

 

 

We will be attending the Mayo Dark Sky Festival at the end of the month, in Newport, Co Mayo, 28th October to 30th.
Its a 4 day event, (we will be there for 3), superb accredited dark skies, super itinerary, and plenty to do.
Check it out.


https://mayodarkskyfestival.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Two new Celestron ranges have been added to the site.

First up, the Inspire Series, great starter scopes with included smart phone adaptor, in 70mm, 80mm and 90mm refractors.

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Telescopes/Celestron/Inspire-Series/

 

And the long awaited Astro Fi Series, a range of wifi controlled telescopes, enabled through the Celestron Sky Portal App on your tablet or smartphone. Available in 90mm, 102mm and 130mm in various designs, these promise to be very popular.

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Telescopes/Celestron/Astro-Fi-Series/

 

 

Celestron have announced 2 new mounts, the CGX and CGEM 2, and a range of new telescopes with wifi control.

 

Keep an eye in our New Products section, they will be going up online soon  :)

 

 

 

There is a big gathering for the Persied Meteor Show event, at Lough Crew, on 12/13 August.

We will be there, so if you need any advice or help with gear, we will be available to do just that.

 

 

 

 

Skywatcher 18" & 20" Goto Dobsonians

Skywatcher have released 18" & 20" Got truss tube dobsonians. We have them listed here -

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-Stargate-450P-Synscan-Goto-Parabolic-Truss-Tube-Dobsonian.html

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-Stargate-500P-Synscan-Goto-Parabolic-Truss-Tube-Dobsonian.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming event:  27th September

Meath Astronomy Club have organised an event for the Lunar Eclipse, at Rathbeggan Lakes.

Entry is free, and there will be a live imaging demo, a night sky tour and of course plenty of telescopes to look through.

Younger astronomers welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/Meath-Astronomy-Club-753390101339005/timeline/

 

 

 

 

Super news for Irish astronomers. We have teamed up with Republic of Astronomy, Ireland most popular astronomy group. We will be running competitins, offers and events with them throughout the year.

 

Check out their Facebook page, its constantly being updated with news, and of course our compeititions will be shared there!

 

https://www.facebook.com/ROAIRL?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

One of our customers is selling his very little used ZWO ASI 120 Mono USB 2.0 Camera.

If you are interested, please contact us via the usual channels.

The price is €250, bought fro €339.

 

 

 

Recent pic of the Sadr region of Cygnus. We hope to get better shots of this as Cygnus climbs higher into the summer sky.

Photo taken with our Atrophotography Setup - with a modified Canon 1000D -

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Complete-80ED-DSLR-Autoguiding-Astrophotography-Package.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great Solar Eclipse shot, taken by us , using a Seymour Solar Glass Filter

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Seymour-Solar-Glass-Solar-Filter-2-7-5.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news for astronomers in Ireland

 

Celestron is now available, and in stock at Ktec Telescopes.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Telescopes/Celestron/

 

If you want any Celestron product, or part, just contact us  :)

 

 

 

We will be at Galway Astronomy Festival on Saturday 21st February, at Westwood House Hotel in Galway.
We will be bringing a lot of stuff to diplay, from eyepieces to full astrophotography setups, and also our meteorites.
Checkout the link here -
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

We have been working on something for the past 11 months, and finally, it has come to fruition.

We are proud to offer Meteorites on our site, from Stony NWA type, to Lunar and Martian rock samples.

Every single one sourced from reputable dealers from around the globe, plus, we have our own IMCA (International Meteorite Collector Association) number (#7872), so we stand by every single meteorite sold.

Currently, we have over 200 individual stones/fragments/slices in stock, with over 30 currently listed on the site. Each one an individually listed specimen, so the one you see is the one you get.

We can source pretty much any meteorite you might want, through our international contacts, so let us know if you require anything specific.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Meteorites/

 

 

 

 

 

Big news for December - A new baby girl  :)

Meet Vella, born on 1st December at 1.22pm.

 

 

 

 

 

The new Skywatcher AZEQ5GT is now listed, and will be available for delivery from Late January.

 

Dual use EQ mode or Alt-Az. Nice payload, and brand new technology.

 

Featuring dual encoder technology, you can now unlock the clutches, and you wont lose your goto alignment. Which is very handy!

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-AZ-EQ5GT.html

 

 

 

 

Yes, we are doing Black Friday!

Check out these amazing deals, only available until Midnight 28th November.

Limited supply on some items, first come first served.

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/BLACK-FRIDAY-DEALS/

 

 

 

Skywatcher have released the big brother to the ever popular 130P Synscan Goto.

Meet the Star Discovery 150P Synscan Goto.

A beautiful 6" parabolic reflector, on the renowned and easy to use Synscan AZ Goto Mount, but with the added joy of Dual Encoder "Freedom Find" Technology - allows you to manually move the telescope without losing goto alignment.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-Star-Discovery-150P-Parabolic-Reflector-SynScan-AZ-Goto.html

 

 

 

 

We are running a super Christmas promotion with Baader Planetarium on the Hyperion Range.

All Hyperion Eyepieces and Eyepiece Sets are reduced until Jan 31 2015.

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Baader-Hyperion-Christmas-Promotion/

 

 

 

It has been oa bit of a wait since we first seen one, but finally, the 18" Skywatcher Dobsonian has been launched in Ireland and UK.

Truss tube design, 50kg in total, and at an introductory price of €4850 with us, including delivery to your door in Ireland,  its a lot of scope for the money.

Named "Stargate", this range is sure to make its mark.

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-Stargate-450P-Parabolic-Truss-Tube-Dobsonian.html

 

 

 

TS Optics have released a new range of refractors, primarily designed for astrophotography. - the Imaging Star range.

Available from 70mm up to 100mm, and in Focal Ratios from F4.4 up to F6.78, these are ideal for those looking for a faster, flat-field refractor.

Using from 2 up to 6 lens elements, all bar one (70mm) using OHara FPL-53 Glass in the train, these are very well specced telescopes.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/TS-Optics-Imaging-Star-Flatfield-Quadruplet/

 

 

 

The Skellig Star Party takes place again in 2015. Dates are set for August 14/15/16.

This is one of the most relaxed star parties in Ireland. Get 2 nights observing in a Gold Tier dark Sky Reserve, in South West Kerry.

Check out the facebook page, and keep an eye out for a dedicated website.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/303261903202481/?fref=ts

 

 

 

We have a new category up for Archery Scopes and Tripods.

These scopes are perfect for target shooters.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Archery-Scopes-Tripods/

 

 

Checkout these monsters.

Fornax Heavy Duty EQ Mounts now available.

Catering for telescopes and setups in the 40kg to 100kg range, these are truly amazing pieces of kit.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Mounts/Fornax-Mounts/

 

 

 

 

ZWO have released USB 3.0 versions of their highly acclaimed ASI120 series.

 

Monochrome and colour available.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/new_arrivals.html

 

 

 

The late summer goodies just keep on coming.

Atik have announced their Atik One 9.0.

A ccd camera with integrated filter wheel.

For a limited time, purchase this camera, plus the Atik GP Guide Camera, and an Atik Off Axis Guider together, and save nearly €400.

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Atik-One-9-0-Atik-GP-Atik-OAG-Bundle.html

 

 

 

Skywatcher have announced a superb new mount, the Star Adventurer.

Its a brilliant mount for attaching DSLR Cameras, and getting those brilliant panoramic Milky Way shots we see so often on Facebook and in magazines.

Check it out -

 

http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Skywatcher-Star-Adventurer.html

 

 

 

BAADER Planetarium now available at Ktec Telescopes.

Some of the finest visual and photographic filters, not to mention the Hyperion and Ortho Eyepieces are now online in Ireland for the very first time.

 

We also have the MPCC Coma Corrector, and LVI Smartguider 2.

 

Check out the eyepieces here - http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Baader-Eyepieces/

The Visual Filters here - http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Baader-Filters/

The Photographic Filters here - http://www.ktectelescopes.ie/Baader-Photographic-Filters/

 

 

 

 

CLEARANCE!!

The last of our Astro-Professional SWA Eyepieces must go.