Here we have compiled a list of our recommended beginners telescopes. Ideal for first time users wanting to get started. 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.
Rother Valley Optics have put together a beginners package which is suitable for any telescope. The kit comes with a planisphere, Skywatcher ND Moon Filter and an ADM Red Torch. All these items are perfect to go alongside any telescope to get you up and running.
Not Your Average Toy Telescope!! The attractive Sky-Watcher INFINITY-76 telescope houses the Aspherical Technology usually only found in larger, more expensive telescopes. The primary mirror is altered during polishing to bring the light rays onto a common focal plane, resulting in sharp images full of detail. The INFINITY-76 collects 131% more starlight than the average 50mm toy telescope, bringing hundreds more objects into view. Its intuitive up-down, left-right manoeuvrability makes it a perfect user-friendly telescope for kids. Setting up the telescope is so easy that it is almost ready right out of the box, allowing your kids to easily explore the exciting universe to their hearts' content. Supplied with a 30x erect image eyepiece so the telescope can also be used for daytime terrestrial use. Supplied with a colourful pack of fun stickers so your child can use their imagination and creatively 'customise' their telescope.
The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece, desk or shelf ornament, and ideal gift.
The SkyWatcher Mercury 707 70mm Refractor Telescope offers fine views of the Planets, Moon and brighter deep sky objects. Complete and ready to use this instrument offers excellent performance at a remarkable price.
The compact Heritage-100P is a lightweight and convenient grab-and-go scope. With its quality 100mm f/4 parabolic optics, it can be used to view the Moon and bright planets and also has enough light gathering for the observation of star clusters, bright galaxies and nebulae.