Please Note: Green Witch South is closed Wednesday 23rd July and will reopen at 10 am on Monday 28th July.
NEW SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Portable Astroimaging Platform now In stock
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
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BACK IN STOCK :-)
Miniature Sun Dial
One of the most popular reproductions it is also known as the Astronomical Ring. The concentric rings fold flat to slip into a pocket but open up to give a fully-working astronomical ring you can use as a hand-held sundial. A gift that will delight and amuse anyone with an enquiring mind.find out more
Nautical Ring Dial Display
The display version of the Nautical Ring Dial. This working model makes a useful conversation piece.
Please note that this model is now supplied with a fixed latitude setting of 50 degrees.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
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:
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- 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.
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
"I can't find the Sun!" Sounds funny. However, the Sun is tricky to find in a properly filtered telescope, and you don't ever want to chance a direct gaze, let alone a magnified image of it.
Sol Searcher is the safe and easy way to find the Sun. It is absolutely safe since you don't look through SolSearcher, you look at it. The aperture acts as a "pinhole" which projects an image of the Sun on to the 1/4" translucent "screen." This screen can be viewed from either side. Simply move your scope until the Sun's image is centered on the screen and the Sun will be in the eyepiece's field of view.
The Sol-Searcher attaches to the mount ring slot of every Tele Vue telescope (or to the rear cell slot in the Tele Vue Ranger). For use with telescopes other than Tele Vue, mount the Sol-Searcher using #10-32 screws, or if necessary, attach with Velcro (not supplied). 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
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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.
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- A105M Refractor
- GP2 Equatorial Mount
- AL130 GP Tripod
- 25mm NPL Eyepiece
The Bat Detective
We recommend this book and CD for anyone buying their first bat detector or thinking about buying one. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc. Use it to help understand bats and to work out what sort they are and what they are doing. find out more
For all Schmidt-Cassegrains. It threads onto the rear cell. Use a T-ring specific to your barnd of camera to connect an SLR or DSLR body. 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.
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Buy with confidence from Green Witch North in Birstall (01924 477719) or Green Witch South in the Gransdens (01767 677025).