• OPT Events 2017




    Astrocon 2017

    WHEN: August 16th - 21st 2017

    WHERE: Parkway Plaza Hotel Convention Centre 1 Parkway Plaza Drive, Casper, WY 82601

    Click here for more details



    Nightfall 2017

    WHEN: October 19th - 22nd 2017

    WHERE: Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort 221 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004

    Click here for more details

  • Imaging with Mosaics in TheSkyX- Wide FOV Astrophotography [VIDEO]


    Take breathtaking, detailed astrophotography images of the moon and other objects with large fields of view using TheSkyX's Mosaic functionality. OPT's Charles Walker shows you how to get things up and running with this dynamic feature.

  • Spectrum Telescope Solar Filters (VIDEO)

    OPT's Ian Lauer gives you an overview of solar filters from Spectrum Telescope. These filters can help you get a fun and safe view of the sun, which is especially useful during eclipses.

    Shop at for Spectrum Telescope solar filters:

  • OPT at K1 Speed- Our First Company Outing of 2017! (VIDEO)

    The OPTeam recently had a ton of high-octane fun at K1 Speed in Carlsbad! Check out all the intense racing action!

  • Collimating an Astrograph Newtonian [VIDEO]

    Need to know how to collimate your astrograph newtonian telescope? OPT's Johnny Downs gives you a runthrough of the collimation process using a laser collimator.

    Purchase the ASA Astrograph OTA:

    Purchase the Orion Lasermate II Collimator:

    See Oceanside Photo & Telescope's full selection of laser collimators

    End screen image is "The Boogieman Nebula" by Johnny Downs

  • Simple Stacking in Photoshop with Chris Hendren [VIDEO]

    Want to know how stack your astrophotography images without having to fuss around with a bunch of different programs? OPT's Chris Hendren shows you how to do basic stacking using only Adobe Photoshop. With this tutorial you can get great stacking results without the need to jump between multiple software packages.

    email Chris Hendren at

    End screen image is "M16 and M17 - Eagle and Swan" by Chris Hendren

  • CGEM DX Bundle Sale



    w/ the Purchase a Celestron Edge HD 1400 OTA

    ($1,489 savings!) 

    $99 CGEM DX MOUNT! 

    w/  Purchase of a Celestron Edge HD 1100 OTA

    ($1,390 savings!)

    $199 CGEM DX MOUNT!

    w/ Purchase a Celestron 11" RASA OTA

    ($1,290 savings!)


    *While supplies last

  • PEC (Periodic Error Correction) Training in TheSkyX with Charles Walker [VIDEO]


    OPT's Charles Walker shows you how to use TheSkyX to generate and apply Periodic Error Correction data. Using this process will help your Software Bisque mount guide much more accurately and allow you to make better use of your longer exposures.

    *Purchase TheSkyX Pro from Software Bisque here:



    *Purchase the MEII mount here: 

    *Purchase the MX+ mount here:  *Purchase the MyT mount here:
  • Happy Holidays from OPT! [VIDEO]

    Oceanside Photo and Telescope wants to wish you a happy Holiday Season! Part of that means making sure that our required amounts of holiday cheer are up-to-code.

  • UPS 2016 Year-End Holiday Schedule

    Please refer to the UPS schedule to ensure timely delivery of orders from OPT this holiday season. Happy Holidays, and thank you from all of us here at OPT!





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