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Beginners Telescopes

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.

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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Visionary Line Magnifier

Visionary Line Magnifier£15.00   £9.99

Visionary Line Magnifier

End of Line Lumicon Extension Plate for the Universal Digiscoping Adapter

End of Line Lumicon Extension Plate for the Universal Digiscoping Adapter£15.00   £10.00

Lumicon Extension Plate for the Universal Digiscoping Adapter

Omegon 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope

Omegon 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope£59.00

Omegon 76/300 Dobsonian telescope - for successfully observing the night sky. Easy to use, even if you are not familiar with telescopes. Ideal beginners telescopes

Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope

Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope£75.00

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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.

Omegon 60mm AZ1 Refractor Telescope

Omegon 60mm AZ1 Refractor Telescope£79.00

This telescope is ideal for easily getting started in amateur astronomy. A super gift for children or adults, and excellent value for money!

Skywatcher Mercury 607 Telescope

Skywatcher Mercury 607 Telescope£79.00

60mm (2.4”) f/700 REFRACTOR

A fantastic entry level telescope aimed for kids. An easy to use, quality, lightweight instrument. It will show nice detail on the moon and bright deep sky objects.

Carson SkySeeker 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Carson SkySeeker 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope£82.00

The JC-1000, SkySeeker™ telescope has precision 60mm optics and a 40x-100x power range for high-quality imaging. Its 5x24mm finder Scope makes it a snap to “zero-in” on your subject.

Omegon 76mm AZ1 Reflector Telescope

Omegon 76mm AZ1 Reflector Telescope£89.00

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The entry-level class of reflecting telescopes begins with the Omegon 76/700 AZ. The Jupiter system with its four large Galilean moons or the rings of Saturn can now be seen, as can innumerable lunar craters. Ideal beginners telescope!

Omegon MightyMak 60 Telescope

Omegon MightyMak 60 Telescope£89.00

Do you want to be able to observe the Moon and planets but also landscape, trees and animals? The Omegon MightyMak is a compact all-rounder that is easy to use for almost all types of observing and for photography.

Zoomion Viking 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Zoomion Viking 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope£89.00

Discover the night sky above you! The Zoomion Viking 60AZ telescope lets you see thousands of craters on the lunar surface or Saturn with its rings. This refractor telescope unlocks so many secrets of the night sky.

Skywatcher Astrolux 3'' Reflector Telescope

Skywatcher Astrolux 3" Reflector Telescope£105.00

A nice starter telescope with a decent aperture. Easy to use AZ mount means more observing! An absolute great beginners telescope!

Skywatcher Mercury 707 Telescope

Skywatcher Mercury 707 Telescope£109.00

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.

Carson Red Planet 76mm AZ Reflector Telescope

Carson Red Planet 76mm AZ Reflector Telescope£118.00

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.

Omegon 70mm AZ2 Refractor Telescope

Omegon 70mm AZ2 Refractor Telescope£119.00

The Omegon AC 70/700 telescope is your first taste of the world of astronomy. Practical observing with it is so simple that it highly suitable for children and adults alike.

Omegon MightyMak 60 Mini Dobsonian Telescope

Omegon MightyMak 60 Mini Dobsonian Telescope£129.00

The MightyMak 60 is the perfect travel mak telescope! Its compact length means it fits in virtually any bag. The MightyMak is the right telescope if you love both - the stars and nature.

Skywatcher Heritage 100P Dobsonian Telescope

Skywatcher Heritage 100P Dobsonian Telescope£129.00

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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.

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