Astronomy Specialist

About Us

We're a team of astronomy enthusiasts who want to share with you the wonders of the cosmos.

Visual Astronomy

About Testar

The mission of Testar Australia is to offer a place where the beginner or the expert astrophotographer can find everything they need for their setup. That's why we offer 30 different brands across telescopes, cameras and accessories covering every component, from the foot of the tripod to the dew heater of your telescope.

Our large local stock is backed by the support you need to make everything work together. We can help you to select the correct accessories or how to calculate the backfocus as well as giving you tips and tricks on how to achieve your astronomy goals. 

We are not just a shop! Where manufacturers cannot provide, we will deliver custom solutions for your setup. Powered by computer aided design software, we design observatories as well as parts and accessories to satisfy your requirements. 

Our Team

In a way or another, we are all passionate about astronomy - that is what make us a team. We can help you with your gear as astronomy is what we like and what we do, whenever the sky is clear and something interesting is up there. 

Adriano Massatani

Aerospace Engineer

Passionate astrophotographer and eclipse chaser, Adriano accounts for the engineering section of Testar as well as technical support and product sourcing. 

Jamie Rees - Astrophotographer

Jamie Rees


An avid imager since the heyday of the KAF8300, Jamie loves all things photography, whether it's trying to take that perfect Helix nebula to making sure our products look great. When not imaging, he can be found locked away in his synthesizer cave.

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Mireille Coolen


For all number-related concerns, stocktake, bills and invoices, Mireille is the mastermind of accounting so all math checks out. She worked as star talker at the Ayers Rock Resort. 


Davide Mercuriati

Warehouse Manager

A keen astrophotographer, Davide is more than happy to help our customers with any general enquiries they may have and makes sure all our orders leave the warehouse on time.

Testar Shop

Testar works mostly online so we can reach you all across Australia as well as New Zealand and the rest of the world. We are based in Manly Vale, Sydney where we have a tidy workshop, an optical laboratory where we test telescopes, as well as a showroom with a selection of telescopes and accessories. We are equipped with a vast variety of tools and fixtures to help you set up accessories on your telescope. You can stop by during our opening hours or you can drop us a message.

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Testar is always in search of brands whose products make your astronomy experience easier and more satisfying. We keep an eye on the latest astrophotography technology  innovations and add new items constantly.


We produce in-house 3D printed components for specific applications and manufacture CNC parts and components for a wide range of projects.


We work with several international couriers to import from our suppliers in Italy, Germany, USA and China. Our priority is to dispatch your order in 24H and to provide accurate ETA for special orders.