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Telescopes and astronomy gear

Beginners & professional telescope range

Adelaide optical Centre has the largest range of telescopes to suit everybody from beginners to professionals. 

Explore our astronomy related products and you’re sure to find a telescope suitable for you. Our friendly staff are available to assist with any of your questions.

We offer an extensive variety of accessories and upgrades for all telescope types. Depending on the telescope you have and what items were included, you can always find an additional part or item to improve your telescope or viewing performance.

We have an astronomical range of telescopes and eyepieces and much more!

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Celestron’s patented StarSense™ Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!

The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for for those Astronomers on the go.

One of the most important factors in a telescope is its transmission—the percentage of light that reaches the focal plane. Our proprietary StarBright XLT optical coatings dramatically increase transmission, up to 97.4% on our Schmidt corrector lenses.

Celestron’s aplanatic EdgeHD optics revolutionized astroimaging. This award-winning optical system reduces visual defects like field curvature and coma, creating an ultra-flat field for pinpoint stars all the way to the edge of today’s largest imaging sensors.

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Telescope Features

To help you best understand the specifications and features of your telescope, we’ve listed the key components and parts to help you identify the array of products we have to offer.

If you would like to talk further about telescopes or any other optical products, please contact us today!

Visit our resources page for more technical information.

Our Brand Partners


Useful Resources

The Adelaide Planetarium

We support the Adelaide Planetarium

Based at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus, just 16km from Adelaide CBD, the Planetarium offers a unique opportunity to stargaze without having to brave the elements.

Journey across the universe and marvel at projections of the sun, moon, planets and about 5,000 stars on the Planetarium’s iconic dome-shaped artificial night sky, without leaving the comfort of your seat. 

Be careful not to lose yourself as the projections simulate the Earth’s rotation and send you on a voyage through outer space.

No matter your age, the planetarium is an amazing experience for everybody.


Light Pollution Map

Check out this useful light pollution map which will give you an idea just how clear the night sky is where you are.

Astronomical Society of South Australia

A community of like-minded astronomers.

The Astronomical Society of South Australia is the only representative body for amateur astronomy in the state of South Australia. Founded in 1892 and with around 700 members, it is the oldest and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Australia.

They offer public viewing nights, meetings and Information sessions to their community of members.

Arkaroola Astronomical Observatories

Arkaroola is an inspiring destination for artists, aviators, astronomers, adventure bikers, birdwatchers, bushwalkers, four wheel drive adventurers.

We run three fully equipped astronomical observatories, two located well above the Village area and one conveniently located virtually at our reception area. All of our Observatories are designed and operated to ensure an unforgettable “Stargazing” experience.


If you’re an astrophotographer, we would love to share your work! Please feel free to submit your best images below so we can feature your work on our site and credit you in social posts