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Here are some links that I have found useful. Hopefully you to will find them helpful. They will certainly speed up your searches across the Internet. Some of the manufacturers and retailers sites that are included often have good general help and FAQ sections, as well as informative articles for beginners and more advanced astronomers alike. Have a browse around — just click on the name and go there — and see if they have what you are looking for.


Meade (UK)



OVL (UK Dist. Skywatcher etc)


Orion Optics UK

Tele Vue

UK Retailers
Ace Astronomical
First Light Optics
Green Witch
Harrison Telescopes
Orion Optics
Rother Valley Optics
Stockport Binocular & Telescope Centre
Telescope House

Organisations & Articles
British Astronomical Association
Campaign for Dark Skies
Society for popular Astronomy
Light Pollution

Magazines & Publications
Astronomy Now
Sky At Night
Sky and Telescope

If you live in the Manchester area and would like to meet other amateur astronomers, hear from visiting speakers or simply wish to find out more about astronomy, then come down to the West Didsbury Astronomical Society. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except August. Click the WDAS logo below for more details and how to find us.