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Beginners Telescopes

Here we have compiled a list of our recommended beginners telescopes. We have a few different type such as refractors, reflectors and maksutov telescopes. All do certain things better than others. As always, if you need help in deciding on the best telescope, just get in touch with us.

Recommended accessories for all these telescopes are below with links that will open a new window.

Antares Moon Filter
Philips Planisphere
Antares Red LED Torch
Antares 0.5x Focal Reducer (only for Maksutov telescopes)

If you require any help with choosing the right telescope or help with accessories just get in touch on 01909 774 369 or email us at sales@rothervalleyoptics.co.uk.

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The EXPLORER-130P models feature premium-quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors, normally found in larger more expensive telescopes, to eliminate spherical aberrations, producing even sharper, higher-contrast images which are full of detail.

Skywatcher Explorer 130P Reflector Telescope

  (1)ONLY £191.00

High Quality Starter Scope on EQ Mount

If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ MD Telescope

ONLY £199.00

These instruments offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970's, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle.

Skywatcher Skyliner 150P Dobsonian Telescope

ONLY £207.00

The ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate planetary astronomer! The Inspire 80AZ offers the longest focal length in the Inspire line for higher power views of the planets and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.

Celestron Inspire 80AZ Refractor Telescope

ONLY £209.00

The StarNavigator 90 with AutoStar is a 90mm aperture, 800mm fl, f/8.8, refracting telescope that includes a DS2000 Generation II mount with #497 Autostar computerized keypad with over 30,000 object library database and automatic tracking and GOTO.

Meade StarNavigator 90mm GOTO Refractor Telescope

ONLY £215.00

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! With a useful 114mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the SKYHAWK-1145PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope

ONLY £215.00

The EVOSTAR series are two-element, air-spaced, multi-coated objective achromatic refractors. They are truly outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instruments manufactured to extremely high standards of optical and mechanical precision

Skywatcher Evostar 90 EQ3-2 Telescope

ONLY £248.00

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

Skywatcher Explorer 130PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope

ONLY £249.00

The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan™ Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more.

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P SynScan AZ GOTO Telescope

ONLY £269.00

The Skyliner 200’s flat-packed base is very easy to build and set up, and comes with excellent instructions….The optics were sharp across 80% of the 1 degree field of view….We were very pleased with the appearance of all the test objects

Skywatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian Telescope

  (1)ONLY £275.00
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