Buy with confidence from Green Witch North in Birstall (01924 477719) or Green Witch South in the Gransdens (01767 677025)
Welcome to Green Witch - Telescope and Binocular Specialists
Green Witch North in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
- Only 3 minutes from Junction 27 on the M62
- Close to J27 Retail Park, IKEA, Showcase Cinema, Batley etc
- Nearby FREE parking
- 3 High Street, Birstall WF17 9ES
- 01924 477719
- Open 10 am to 5 pm Monday & Tuesday and Thursday & Friday ; 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays
Please note: Birstall is closed on Wednesdays
Green Witch South in the Gransdens
- 10 miles west of Cambridge
- Convenient for A1, M11, A14 and A428
- FREE parking
- The Gransdens
- 01767 677025
- Phone for appointment 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday ; 10 am until 2 pm Saturdays
Best Selling Items
Sky-Watcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
Rechargeable 12v 7Amp-hour portable power supply suitable for all SynScan and SynTrak mounts. Incorporates red and white lights. Highly recommended as a cheaper alternative than dry cells and a safer alternative than a mains-driven supply.find out more
This Premium Woven Polyester Telescope Cover is specially treated to protect against snow, frost, rain, pollution and birds. What's more, it is ultra violet-stabilised to protect against the harmful effects of sunlight and its Weather-GardT protection means it is 100% waterproof.
Integral ventilation flaps make it especially suitable for protecting a telescope. Solid brass eyelets and quality tie-cords are provided, and every cover comes complete with a durable zip-up storage bag.
Use the cover to protect your telescope while you wait for the weather to change or when you don't want to take it in until the next day. Equally useful as a dust cover for indoor storage.
The top picture shows it on an 8-inch Dobsonian but it is big enough to cover a 12-inch SCT such as an LX200.
The bottom picture shows it protecting a C11 OTA mounted on an EQ6. Guess where it is then click the 'more' button to see if you are right.
Actual dimensions 64cmx64cmx1.2m
find out more
BACK IN STOCK :-)
A4 Sheet of AstroSolar Film (ND 5.0)
AstroSolar film has become the natural first choice for white-light solar observation. Its optical qualities are excellent, enabling you to see high-resolution images with a natural colour. It is tough and durable, very difficult to tear, but cuts easily to make the shape you need. Use it with confidence on telescopes, binoculars or camera lenses. Comes with full instructions for using 'Blue Peter Technology' to make a removable solar filter.
The filter will allow you to observe sun-spots, surface granulation, limb darkening and faculae.find out more
NexImage Solar System Imager
NexImage is a one-shot color imager that replaces the 1.25" eyepiece on your telescope and connects to your PC via USB 2.0. The 1280 x 720 CMOS sensor provides high resolution images of the Moon, with enough sensitivity to reveal details on Jupiter and Saturn. Best of all, NexImage includes everything you need to get started, including Celestron's easy-to-use software suite. The iCap capture software and RegiStax stacking software are the same powerful programs included with Celestron's high-end Skyris cameras.
One-shot color CMOS camera for lunar and planetary imaging
Records at 1280 x 720 maximum resolution
Includes powerful but easy-to-use software for capturing and processing video into a high resolution image
USB 2.0 connection
find out more
Lens Cleaning Kit
Comprising a non-aerosol liquid cleaner, micropore cleaning cloth and retractable brush.find out more
Lens Shade/Dew Shield for C6 and C8
Eyepiece & Filter Set 1.25"
This eyepiece and filter kit is designed for any telescope that accepts 1.25-inch eyepieces (i.e. most modern telescopes). It consists of:
find out more
- Five Superior Grade Plössl Eyepieces - 1.25” — 4-element design with a 52° AFOV — Superb colour resolution, edge sharpness and clarity. All eyepieces are fully multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution. Focal lengths supplied are 6mm, 8mm, 13mm, 17mm and 32mm.
- Barlow Lens - 2x 1.25”— works with the Plössl eyepieces in this kit to give you a total of ten magnifications. High-grade glass optics with fully multi-coated lenses are used so there is no image degradation.
- Six Coloured (Lunar and Planetary) Filters - 1.25” — Included are Kodak Wratten #12, #21, #25, #56, #58A, and #80A. Since you have all the eyepieces necessary to study the planets and moon in detail, these filters will greatly enhance your enjoyment of our solar system.
- Moon Filter - 1.25” — A neutral density filter which allows you maximum enjoyment of the moon especially during the brighter phases.
- Aluminium Carrying Case — This sturdy and well-built case fits all of the above items in the die-cut foam interior and has room for additional accessories.
The Takahashi FS-60CB apochromatic refractor is the travelling telescope par excellence. It features exceptional optical and mechanichal qualities (objective with Fluorite doublet) and an incredibly compact design. It is pure Takahashi.
find out more
- FS-60CB OTA with 1.25" Adaptor (TSK06210)
- 6x30 Finder and bracket (TKA00551 & TKA0562)
- Tube Holder (TKA20420)
Vixen A105M on a GP2 Equatorial Mount
We've matched the A105M achromatic refractor with Vixen's GP2 mount to provide a complete observing package for the discerning user. The combination of high-quality 4-inch telescope and solid Vixen mount on the HAL 130 aluminium tripod provide you with all you need to enjoy excellent views of the night sky.
Dual-axis motor drives are available as an option. The image shows these installed on the mount. Alternatively, the mount can be upgraded to fully automated operation based on Vixen's Starbook S controller and motor set. If you would like to include the Starbook option with your initial purchase you can save money.
find out more
- A105M Refractor
- GP2 Equatorial Mount
- AL130 GP Tripod
- 25mm NPL Eyepiece
NexStar 6 (XLT) SE
This is our favourite telescope. When Lee or I talk to a school or scout group this is the telescope we instinctively reach for. It is easy to carry, quick to set up and align and has excellent optics and a large enough aperture to show all types of objects.
Our package includes the telescope, sturdy field tripod, Nexstar computer control and a high-quality eyepiece chosen to give the best balance between magnification and field of view. It is ideal for anyone wanting a serious but portable telescope.
One of the best telescopes on the market
All you need in addition is batteries to start your night-time adventure. These can be ordinary AA dry cells but we recommend a Celestron power tank as it works out cheaper in the long run and is very convenient. We use them all the time.find out more
First Horizon 8115 Tripod
This robustly constructed model combines excellent stability with precise control, and is ideal for a wide variety of imaging equipment. Comfortably manages all Spotting Scopes and Observation Binoculars of up to 100mm Diameter. Can be used effectively indoors, or in the field. Recommended for Serious Nature Observing, Astronomical Observing and Video applications.
Complete with quick-release plate. Spare plates available for second telescope, camera etc.find out more
Baader BCF Corrector Filter - Canon 40/50/400/450/1000D
DSLR Astro Conversion Filter (Baader-BCF) for Canon EOS 40/50/400/450/1000D. Planoptically Polished.. find out more
SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Astrophoto Bundle
Newly released by SkyWatcher to help with you adventures in astro-imaging, SkyWatcher is proud to announce their Sky Adventurer portable astrophotography platform. This variant contains additional useful extras that may be useful for a lot of people - see below.
The user-friendly Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer provides various combinations to satisfy all you needs for astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Moreover, it contains pre-programmed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.
Star Adventurer Astro-Photo Bundle: includes the Star Adventurer Mount, Ball Head Adaptor, Illuminated Polar Scope, Dovetail L-Bracket, Equatorial Wedge and Counterweight Shaft with 1kg Counterweight. SkyWatcher electronic shutter release cables for various DSLR's are available.
The Star Adventurer can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼ or 3/8 adaptors. The latitude can be set by either adjusting the tilt of your tripod head to match your latitude or more accurately by purchasing the optional Equatorial Wedge. To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer, either a tripod Ball Head is required (not supplied) or the optional Dovetail L-Bracket. The optional Dovetail L-Bracket used in conjunction with the optional counterweight shaft/counterweight also allows small telescopes (e.g. Skymax-90), with a ¼-20 tripod fitting, to be used with the Star Adventurer. A small telescope and camera (using a ball head, not supplied) can be mounted simultaneously on the Dovetail L-bracket. Using just the dovetail bar from the optional Dovetail L-Bracket, two cameras can be mounted at the same time using two tripod ball heads (not supplied).
Multiple pre-programmed speeds for time lapse photography
Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Built in polar scope with illuminator
DSLR interface for automatic electronic shutter control
Built-in auto-guiding interface for single-axis auto guiding
Low power consumption
External Mini USB power support
Compatible with 3/8" and 1/4" camera tripod thread
Free firmware upgrades
Maximum payload at 5kg Specifications
Mount Type Ultra compact equatorial tracking platform
Motor Drive DC Servo
Power Supply 4xAA battery: DC 3.6V~6.5V; External power supply DC 5V
Payload Capacity 5kg (11 lb).
Tracking Modes Sidereal, Solar or Lunar tracking rate for both North & South hemisphereTime-lapse photography: 12hr/4hr/2hr rev.
PLEASE NOTE: PRODUCT COLOUR MAY VARY.
find out more
| || |
Buy with confidence from Green Witch North in Birstall (01924 477719) or Green Witch South in the Gransdens (01767 677025).