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.
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 Acuter Maksy 60 is a complete fully functional telescope set with the added benefit of a removable discovery panel which reveals the fascinating internal construction of an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain optical system
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.
The Red Planet Series, RP-100 is a Newtonian Reflector telescope. It’s large 76mm diameter reflecting mirror captures plenty of light for crisp, bright images and startling detail. The RP-100 features a high-quality, heavy duty aluminum tripod.
Free moon filter worth £19.99 with this telescope! 114MM (4.5") F/1000 CATADIOPTRIC NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE. A very nice beginners telescope with a sturdy EQ mount. The 4.5" reflector will show nice detail in the moon and planets and also some bright deep sky objects.
The new ACUTER VOYAGER MAK80 telescope is a high quality and powerful Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with 80mm aperture. This compact and easily transportable telescope is ideal for observing and learning about the night sky.
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 114EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more
The SKYHAWK-1145P 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.
Free moon filter worth £19.99 with this telescope! The Heritage-130P has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope.