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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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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 Skyhawk 1145P Parabolic Reflector Telescope

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P Parabolic Reflector Telescope£139.00

114MM (4.5") F/500 PARABOLIC NEWTONIAN 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.

Omegon 70mm EQ1 Refractor Telescope

Omegon 70mm EQ1 Refractor Telescope£145.00

The Omegon 70/900 EQ-1 telescope is perfect for starting to observe the night sky. You can observe the moon, stars and planets, tracking them easily with the equatorial mount.

Skywatcher Startravel 80 AZ3 Alt Azimuth Telescope

Skywatcher Startravel 80 AZ3 Alt Azimuth Telescope£147.00

An ideal instrument for the wide-field observation of Deep-Sky objects, including Nebulae, Star Fields, Star Clusters and Galaxies, the Moon, bright planets and Comets, as well for daytime terrestrial observations when used in conjunction with a 1.25" erecting prism (not supplied).

Omegon 76mm EQ2 Reflector Telescope

Omegon 76mm EQ2 Reflector Telescope£149.00

Do you often gaze up at the stars on a clear evening? How about taking a closer look? The Omegon 76mm reflector telescope lets you observe the Moon with its thousands of craters and much more!

Skywatcher Evostar 90 EQ2 Telescope

Skywatcher Evostar 90 EQ2 Telescope£155.00

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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 Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope

Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope£155.00

130MM (5.1") F/900 NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260

Skywatcher Evostar 90 AZ3 Telescope

Skywatcher Evostar 90 AZ3 Telescope£156.00

90MM (3.5") F/900 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE

The Sky-watcher EVOSTAR series are two-element, air-spaced, multi-coated objective achromatic refractors. They are truly outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instruments

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ Pronto Telescope

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ Pronto Telescope£159.00

Easy to Use, No Fuss, Grab-and-Go Telescope. With a useful 114mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the SKYHAWK-1145PS is a highly capable all-rounder

Omegon MightyMak 90 Telescope

Omegon MightyMak 90 Telescope£165.00

The MightyMak is a reflector telescope employing the Maksutov design. This telescope has a slightly shorter focal length as compared with models from other manufacturers. This has a positive effect, with a brighter image and a larger field of view.

Skywatcher StarQuest 130P Newtonian Reflector Telescope

Skywatcher StarQuest 130P Newtonian Reflector Telescope£199.00   £169.00

With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the STARQUEST-130P telescope package is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets/nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope With Motor Drive

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope With Motor Drive£179.00

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

Carson Red Planet 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Carson Red Planet 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope£182.00

The Red Planet Series RP-200 is a Refractor telescope. It features superior, fully coated optics and a high quality, heavy-duty aluminum tripod. The RP-200 features a Horizon mount with slow motion cables for smooth, easy tracking of celestial objects.

Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope With RA Motor Drive

Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Telescope With RA Motor Drive£183.00

130MM (5.1") F/900 NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

Includes Skywatcher RA Economy Drive

Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Newtonian Telescope With Motor Drive

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Newtonian Telescope With Motor Drive£189.00

Discover our Solar System with the Celestron PowerSeeker 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 for great night time viewing.

Skywatcher Explorer 130M Motorized Reflector Telescope

Skywatcher Explorer 130M Motorized Reflector Telescope£189.00

The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER range are standard Newtonian reflectors of excellent quality and versatility, ranging in aperture from a respectable 130mm to an incredible light-gulping 300mm aperture, catering for astronomers of all levels. Whether your interest is Deep-Sky, the Moon and Planets, or a combination of both, the EXPLORER range offers excellent all round Diffraction-Limited performance

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