BEST SELLERS

Nothing Is Off The Table

Our tabletop telescope from Celestron is an excellent choice for traveling or as a first telescope, which explains its “FirstScope” name. It’s a 76mm reflecting telescope with 20mm (15X) and 4mm (75X) 1.25” eyepieces and mounts for a finderscope. The mount/stand has a lazy-susan style swivel and a variable tension knob. The Accessory Kit includes 12.5mm (24X) and 6mm (50X) 1.25" eyepieces, a moon filter, a 5X24 finderscope, planetarium software ("THE SKYX") for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac 10.4.8 or later, a nylon carrying case for accessories. Both the scope and the accessory kit are including in this savings combo pack. 

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CELESTRON FIRSTSCOPE 76MM SAVINGS COMBO PACK

Nothing Is Off The Table

Our tabletop telescope from Celestron is an excellent choice for traveling or as a first telescope, which explains its “FirstScope” name. It’s a 76mm reflecting telescope with 20mm (15X) and 4mm (75X) 1.25” eyepieces and mounts for a finderscope. The mount/stand has a lazy-susan style swivel and a variable tension knob. The Accessory Kit includes 12.5mm (24X) and 6mm (50X) 1.25" eyepieces, a moon filter, a 5X24 finderscope, planetarium software ("THE SKYX") for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac 10.4.8 or later, a nylon carrying case for accessories. Both the scope and the accessory kit are including in this savings combo pack. 

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$89.50 EACH

OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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FILTER, RED/6MM DIA. X 1.4MM THK/ MILITARY PART BY CORNING

OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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$2.50 PKG (4)

ADVANCED STUDENT MICROSCOPE

Advanced Student Microscope With extra-sturdy construction, international-standard DIN, fully coated eyepiece and objectives, this is an excellent student microscope. It provides good resolution and centering, and maintains focus when objectives are changed. Stage clips, rack stops, smooth positive mechanical movements, built-in illuminator, coarse and fine focus.

• Magnification: 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X (oil)

• Objectives: 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X (oil) spring-loaded, parfocal, centered achromatic.

• Eyepiece: 23mm 10X wide field with pointer.

• Illumination: Built-in 5 watt fluorescent, 110V with condensor.

• Stage Size: 120mm x 110mm with locked-in stage spring clips.

• Focusing: Rack and pinion, coarse & fine controls.

• Weight/Height: 8 lbs/14".

• Viewing Angle: 45°

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ADVANCED STUDENT MICROSCOPE

Advanced Student Microscope With extra-sturdy construction, international-standard DIN, fully coated eyepiece and objectives, this is an excellent student microscope. It provides good resolution and centering, and maintains focus when objectives are changed. Stage clips, rack stops, smooth positive mechanical movements, built-in illuminator, coarse and fine focus.

• Magnification: 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X (oil)

• Objectives: 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X (oil) spring-loaded, parfocal, centered achromatic.

• Eyepiece: 23mm 10X wide field with pointer.

• Illumination: Built-in 5 watt fluorescent, 110V with condensor.

• Stage Size: 120mm x 110mm with locked-in stage spring clips.

• Focusing: Rack and pinion, coarse & fine controls.

• Weight/Height: 8 lbs/14".

• Viewing Angle: 45°

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$21.50 EACH

Cute & Bright

Like border collie puppies, these small magnifiers are extremely cute and as bright as anything, with (4) white LEDs around the lens, plus (1) UV LED for your forensic needs. The 1” dia 2.5X acrylic lens is in a 4” long handle in black, red or sky blue (and we’ll pick). Run on (3) button-cell batteries, included.

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COMPACT LED MAGNIFIERS

Cute & Bright

Like border collie puppies, these small magnifiers are extremely cute and as bright as anything, with (4) white LEDs around the lens, plus (1) UV LED for your forensic needs. The 1” dia 2.5X acrylic lens is in a 4” long handle in black, red or sky blue (and we’ll pick). Run on (3) button-cell batteries, included.

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$7.95 PKG (2)

Achromatic Lens

This achromatic doublet lens (them what won't distort color or shape any more than they absolutely have to) is in an oval metal mount with a small mounting hole opposite a set of prongs. Originally a projector lens of some sort, it measures 20mm dia (approx 3/4") with a 47mm (approx 1-7/8") focal length. Despite the fact that you could mount it in its current mounting using the mounting hole, we suspect you're just going to use it as a nice 5X loupe.

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ACHROMATIC LENS

Achromatic Lens

This achromatic doublet lens (them what won't distort color or shape any more than they absolutely have to) is in an oval metal mount with a small mounting hole opposite a set of prongs. Originally a projector lens of some sort, it measures 20mm dia (approx 3/4") with a 47mm (approx 1-7/8") focal length. Despite the fact that you could mount it in its current mounting using the mounting hole, we suspect you're just going to use it as a nice 5X loupe.

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$2.75 EACH

GRADE A PRIME LENS

A beautiful glass achromat lens. 34mm diameter and 66mm focal length. If you're In need of a lens for an art project or DIY magnifier, this is the lens for you. These are old military surplus so we have a limited quantity. Get yours today!


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BEAUTIFUL GLASS ACHROMAT LENS 34MM DIAMETER X 66 MM FOCAL LENGTH

GRADE A PRIME LENS

A beautiful glass achromat lens. 34mm diameter and 66mm focal length. If you're In need of a lens for an art project or DIY magnifier, this is the lens for you. These are old military surplus so we have a limited quantity. Get yours today!


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$12.50 EACH

Put A Telescope On The Table

Our tabletop telescope from Celestron is an excellent choice for traveling or as a first telescope, which explains its “FirstScope” name. It’s a 76mm reflecting telescope with 20mm (15X) and 4mm (75X) 1.25” eyepieces and mounts for a finderscope. The mount/stand has a lazy-susan style swivel and a variable tension knob. The Accessory Kit includes 12.5mm (24X) and 6mm (50X) 1.25" eyepieces, a moon filter, a 5X24 finderscope, planetarium software ("THE SKYX") for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac 10.4.8 or later, a nylon carrying case for accessories.

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CELESTRON NATIONAL PARK FIRSTSCOPE 76

Put A Telescope On The Table

Our tabletop telescope from Celestron is an excellent choice for traveling or as a first telescope, which explains its “FirstScope” name. It’s a 76mm reflecting telescope with 20mm (15X) and 4mm (75X) 1.25” eyepieces and mounts for a finderscope. The mount/stand has a lazy-susan style swivel and a variable tension knob. The Accessory Kit includes 12.5mm (24X) and 6mm (50X) 1.25" eyepieces, a moon filter, a 5X24 finderscope, planetarium software ("THE SKYX") for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Mac 10.4.8 or later, a nylon carrying case for accessories.

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$64.95 EACH
$69.95
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10X Eyepiece

Select from our collection of compensating microscope eyepieces from LOMO® at microscopic prices. All of these are standard DIN size, all are F.N.18. Pick the 7X eyepiece (part #EF-7X), the 7X with a reticle (part # EF-7XS) or the 10X (part # EKW-10X).

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7X LOMO MICROSCOPE EYEPIECE

10X Eyepiece

Select from our collection of compensating microscope eyepieces from LOMO® at microscopic prices. All of these are standard DIN size, all are F.N.18. Pick the 7X eyepiece (part #EF-7X), the 7X with a reticle (part # EF-7XS) or the 10X (part # EKW-10X).

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Put A Microscope In Your Pocket

Clip this little lighted scope onto your smart phone and use the phone's zoom feature to show images (and take photos) up to 30X magnification. Our Optics Guru Paul says it has no business working this well for under ten bucks. Measures 2-5/8" x 1-1/4" and comes with (3) replaceable button-cell batteries for the light. Fits most major brands, like iPhones and Androids and Windows (oh, my!), and probably most tablets, too.

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PHONE PHOTO LENS MICROSCOPE

Put A Microscope In Your Pocket

Clip this little lighted scope onto your smart phone and use the phone's zoom feature to show images (and take photos) up to 30X magnification. Our Optics Guru Paul says it has no business working this well for under ten bucks. Measures 2-5/8" x 1-1/4" and comes with (3) replaceable button-cell batteries for the light. Fits most major brands, like iPhones and Androids and Windows (oh, my!), and probably most tablets, too.

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$7.95 EACH

THEY SKY IS THE LIMIT

Polaris 127mm is perfect for viewing celestial objects and delivers bright, detailed images. Features a stable Equatorial Mount with slow-motion controls, making it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. Aperture: 127mm Reflecting Telescope with f/7.9 Focal Length. Comes with (3) Eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or deep-sky). 2x Barlow Lens also included to double magnification - essentially like having 6 different eyepieces! Bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD - with over 10,000 celestial objects displayed (Windows® PC only).

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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POLARIS 127MM REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

THEY SKY IS THE LIMIT

Polaris 127mm is perfect for viewing celestial objects and delivers bright, detailed images. Features a stable Equatorial Mount with slow-motion controls, making it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. Aperture: 127mm Reflecting Telescope with f/7.9 Focal Length. Comes with (3) Eyepieces that provide low, medium and high powered magnification for viewing a wide range of objects (Moon, planets, or deep-sky). 2x Barlow Lens also included to double magnification - essentially like having 6 different eyepieces! Bonus Autostar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD - with over 10,000 celestial objects displayed (Windows® PC only).

Please Note: Your entire order will ship standard ground when purchasing this item. Contact us for expedited shipping information. Thanks!

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$189.95 EACH
$199.95
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Academic Microscopy

From Levenhuk®, this Rainbow Plus student biological microscope has a 16X eyepiece; magnification of 64X, 160X and 640X; dual adjustable LED illuminators; adjustable iris; and coarse focus. Can be powered by (3) “ AA”s or the included adapter so you can do microscopic viewing in the field or at home. Includes the K50 experiment kit with specimens, forceps, slides, pipette, brine shrimp and more, along with an overview booklet and user’s manual. Metal body with glass optics. Has a lifetime warranty through the mfr.

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LED ILLUMINATED STUDENT MICROSCOPE

Academic Microscopy

From Levenhuk®, this Rainbow Plus student biological microscope has a 16X eyepiece; magnification of 64X, 160X and 640X; dual adjustable LED illuminators; adjustable iris; and coarse focus. Can be powered by (3) “ AA”s or the included adapter so you can do microscopic viewing in the field or at home. Includes the K50 experiment kit with specimens, forceps, slides, pipette, brine shrimp and more, along with an overview booklet and user’s manual. Metal body with glass optics. Has a lifetime warranty through the mfr.

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$69.95 EACH

HOLEY (HOLY) GLASS LENSES

20mm DOUBLE CONCAVE (DCV) LENS, DCV-K9, D20-2-AR, WITH HOLE Material: H-K9-L, 20mm , w/ hole. AR coated for 150-850 nm. 248-D 110184-2 *Available in-store as special order only, please call.

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20MM DOUBLE CONCAVE LENS WITH HOLE IN CENTER

HOLEY (HOLY) GLASS LENSES

20mm DOUBLE CONCAVE (DCV) LENS, DCV-K9, D20-2-AR, WITH HOLE Material: H-K9-L, 20mm , w/ hole. AR coated for 150-850 nm. 248-D 110184-2 *Available in-store as special order only, please call.

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$5.95 EACH

Just Plain Loupey

No lights, no cases, no frills, but nice quality, nice price, just plain nice acrylic loupes. Our 10X with a 23mm lens stands about 1-1/2” high. Tarklika, our Chief Thread Count Verification Officer claims that these have tripled her efficiency, just imagine what they can do for you.

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10X 23MM ACRYLIC LOUPE

Just Plain Loupey

No lights, no cases, no frills, but nice quality, nice price, just plain nice acrylic loupes. Our 10X with a 23mm lens stands about 1-1/2” high. Tarklika, our Chief Thread Count Verification Officer claims that these have tripled her efficiency, just imagine what they can do for you.

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$2.25 EACH

Folding Magnifier

Fold it just right and it looks like a square-billed toucan. Never mind. It’s actually a nice acrylic 2X folding magnifier. Lens measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" with a 3/4” dia 6X inset window and (2) white LEDs, the better to see by. Handle swings to (4) positions, including out of the way. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries.

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LED LIGHTED 2X MAGNIFIER

Folding Magnifier

Fold it just right and it looks like a square-billed toucan. Never mind. It’s actually a nice acrylic 2X folding magnifier. Lens measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" with a 3/4” dia 6X inset window and (2) white LEDs, the better to see by. Handle swings to (4) positions, including out of the way. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries.

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$9.50 EACH

Switchloupe

Like a switchblade, but optical. Push the button on this 2” x 1” x 1/14” black plastic case and watch a 3/4” dia approx 10X acrylic loupe pop out, ready to rumble. If the Sharks or Jets squared off against the West Side Antique Dealers or Stamp Collectors….

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POP-OUT 10X LOUPE

Switchloupe

Like a switchblade, but optical. Push the button on this 2” x 1” x 1/14” black plastic case and watch a 3/4” dia approx 10X acrylic loupe pop out, ready to rumble. If the Sharks or Jets squared off against the West Side Antique Dealers or Stamp Collectors….

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$7.50 EACH

miniMAGNIfier

This mighty-mite of a magnifier had just 1" dia lens in curved 4” x 1-1/8” x 3/8” thick matte black plastic handle, but magnifies a big 8X, and has a switchable UV and white LED the better to see stuff with. Includes replaceable button cell batteries and a little pouch.

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8X LED MAGNIFIER

miniMAGNIfier

This mighty-mite of a magnifier had just 1" dia lens in curved 4” x 1-1/8” x 3/8” thick matte black plastic handle, but magnifies a big 8X, and has a switchable UV and white LED the better to see stuff with. Includes replaceable button cell batteries and a little pouch.

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$5.75 EACH

Our Most Secure Mirror

This 26" diameter (think: size of a snow saucer) x 1-3/4” thick acrylic convex mirror is a security mirror, so of course it’s secure! You’d see one of these in the back corner of a retail store, or in a blind spot in a parking deck, or in a homemade funhouse. Hey, it’s your basement. Also great for seeing around the back corner of your garage, to make sure no one’s lurking in the alley. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and comes with an adjustable dual-arm and plate mount and hardware. Made in USA. Please note: Due to size, mirror will ship ground in a separate box.

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26” DIAMETER CONVEX SECURITY MIRROR

Our Most Secure Mirror

This 26" diameter (think: size of a snow saucer) x 1-3/4” thick acrylic convex mirror is a security mirror, so of course it’s secure! You’d see one of these in the back corner of a retail store, or in a blind spot in a parking deck, or in a homemade funhouse. Hey, it’s your basement. Also great for seeing around the back corner of your garage, to make sure no one’s lurking in the alley. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and comes with an adjustable dual-arm and plate mount and hardware. Made in USA. Please note: Due to size, mirror will ship ground in a separate box.

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$69.50 EACH

Zoom Without Meetings

Clip this zoom lens on your smart phone and take a closer look. The telephoto and monocular lens will cover 1.2” x 3.8” lens configuration on your phone. Has a 20mm minimum focus to a distance of approx 9-1/2 feet. Paul, our lens expert, says it's not National Geographic TV Special-quality, but it's a dandy all the same, and it’ll cost you less than a chicken burrito would and it's fun to mess around with (unlike the burrito).

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SMART PHONE TELEPHOTO LENS

Zoom Without Meetings

Clip this zoom lens on your smart phone and take a closer look. The telephoto and monocular lens will cover 1.2” x 3.8” lens configuration on your phone. Has a 20mm minimum focus to a distance of approx 9-1/2 feet. Paul, our lens expert, says it's not National Geographic TV Special-quality, but it's a dandy all the same, and it’ll cost you less than a chicken burrito would and it's fun to mess around with (unlike the burrito).

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$5.00 EACH

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