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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

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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.

ONLY £28.00

RVO Astronomy Starter Pack

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.

  (1)ONLY £48.00

Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope

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.

ONLY £59.00

Skywatcher Mercury 607 Telescope

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

ONLY £78.00

Skywatcher Astrolux 3'' Reflector Telescope

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.

ONLY £79.00

Skywatcher Mercury 707 Telescope

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.

  (1)ONLY £132.00   £98.00

Skywatcher Heritage 100P Dobsonian Telescope

The Sky-Watcher CAPRICORN 70 (EQ1) is an excellent choice for the novice astronomer. It features an equatorial mount with manual slow motion controls to make tracking and locating objects easy.

ONLY £105.00

Skywatcher Capricorn 70 EQ1 Telescope

Recommended for the observation of the planets as well as deep sky objects, this telescope would be a good introduction to astronomy for a beginner astronomer.

ONLY £105.00

Skywatcher Mercury 705 AZ3 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.

ONLY £124.00

Skywatcher Skyhawk 114 Reflector Telescope


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.

ONLY £139.00

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P Parabolic Reflector Telescope

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