AstroShop is a division of Binary Systems Pty Limited established in 1999 and is a
fully Australian owned company. We are an importer and export retail mail order
shopping specialist also involved in the manufacture and development of some of our own
products under the registered trade mark of
ProStar®. We have product storage and distribution centres in
both NSW and Queensland that ensures we can provide you our best
shipping rates no matter where you are in Australia. Originally
established as Astronomy Online in 2002, My Astro Shop otherwise known
as Astro Shop evolved out of a need to provide a more convenient and safe service to amateur
astronomers and other internet optical product shoppers seeking a high
quality range of products. We offer a wide selection of
carefully evaluated items at genuinely good prices with many
manufacturer specials from time to time.
We enjoy chatting with genuine enquirers and sharing experiences as amateur astronomers
in both visual and imaging pursuits and endeavour to offer our best advice where
possible concerning our range of products. Indeed, some retailers
may offer certain brands
that we do not carry and
in these instances we're happy to set you on the right path by recommending
an alternative from among perhaps only 3 other established, reputable
and honest specialist dealers in Australia.
Reducing the Confusion
Unlike most retailers, rather than simply accepting
manufacturers claims, it has always been our policy to evaluate
products / brands we list in a hands on way wherever possible to assess true quality performance and value for money. We
also take onboard first hand advice from our customers and other more product
/ brand specific experts
on recommendations for certain items that meet our strict requirements thus helping reduce
consumer confusion. In other words.. if it's listed on
you can be assured that it's good gear! We
proudly stand behind our select brands because they pass muster!
As astro-gear junkies ourselves, we have enjoyed being product testers
and advisers for the renowned
Sky-Watcher, iOptron and Vixen range and other brands over the years and will happily provide
first-hand advice. We have grown a large customer base not only throughout Australia
and New Zealand but also export to several overseas countries such as the UK, USA,
Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Manilla, Hong Kong,
South Africa and Japan.
ASTRONOMY SHOULD BE FUN &
If you're starting out in astronomy it
should be a pleasurable experience that will result in a life long passion because that's
what this wonderful hobby is all about. We believe that having the right equipment for the job is
WHY ASTRO SHOP?
1.) We genuinely care about matching you up
with the right instrument to meet your needs. We were beginners once and
know how disappointing some well intentioned Christmas gifts can be.
There's nothing worse than buying something you or a loved one may only
use once simply because it didn't perform as advertised.
See a few of our customer testimonials here.
Astro Shop have been a preferred supplier to several astronomy clubs
(societies) and government institutions
including University of New South Wales, CSIRO Astronomy and Space
Science, Australian National Telescope Facility
(ATNF), the AAO (Australian Astronomical Observatory), International
Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR),Sydney
Observatory, Department of Defence and the Australian Police Force.
Australian public and state high schools among others. We love the hobby
ourselves, testing the gear we
sell, hearing from our customers and helping you in the long term.
2.) When you buy from Astro Shop, you can be assured you are 100% backed in Australia with complete after sales support, warranty and
3.) We have one of
Australia's largest range of quality telescopes, binoculars, field scopes and accessories from
leading brands such as Vixen®, William Optics®,
Lumicon®, Jims Mobile, HOTECH, Moonlight, Lumicon, BrightStar, Moravian Instruments, Thousand Oaks Optical®,
Baader® Farpoint astro, ProStar®, iOptron® and an more.
4.) All prices listed on
our website are GST inclusive and our freight prices are often the best.
Plus, we can deliver to your door throughout Australia.
discounts to qualified clubs and societies for bulk order purchases.
We have been proud
sponsors of several astronomy society star parties and other public events
over the years.
Technical Support / Authorised
One thing that sets us apart from
most all other dealers is our product technical support. In fact, we are
the company / dealership that several authorised importers and
distributors turn to for product evaluation and help with technical
support in Australia and we have their ears. Our competition who simply
want to move gear without post sales
support hassles benefit from our testing and feedback.
Our proven record of expertise in not only professional observational
Astronomy, but also our support team of skilled amateurs and engineers
within our team has been of immense benefit to our loyal customers over
So when you buy from Astro Shop
Australia you are also entering into a relationship for the future
providing true technical support and general assistance which can make
all the difference.
We are also the authorised service agents for Sky-Watcher, Celestron,
Moravian Instruments and Vixen
products in Australia providing engineering and repair services to a
wide range of optics and related electronics.
No doubt, you may come across kitchen-ware suppliers
offering the supermarket deals without the experience or technical
backup they claim or grey market dealers selling major brands through
the back door without supported manufacturer and local Australian
distributor warranties. It's your choice to take that risk but this is
not what we're about. We are specialist optical dealers (one of only
about 4 in Australia) so if you want to feel comfortable about what
you're buying, and someone you can turn to for help then then talk to us
Proud Sponsors supporting
Australian amateur astronomers
Astro Shop are proud sponsors to several
astronomy based groups across Australia including universities, state and private high schools
by providing telescopes and accessories as prizes and awards to Astronomical Societies and
other astronomy groups across Australia in order to help encourage astronomy as a hobby. A
few include the Central West Astronomical Society CWAS for their annual David Malin Awards, the Astronomical Society of Victoria, the astronomical society of Canberra,
Mudgee Astronomical group, the
Hervey Bay Astronomical Society,
Queensland Astro Fest and the
Ice in Space
discussion forum star party events. We are also proud sponsors of the
AstroHolic amateur astronomers forum.