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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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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.

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

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope£188.00

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! With a useful 114mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the SKYHAWK-1145PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

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

Skywatcher Explorer 130P Reflector Telescope

Skywatcher Explorer 130P Reflector Telescope£195.00

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The EXPLORER-130P 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.

Skywatcher Heritage 150P Flex Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Skywatcher Heritage 150P Flex Tube Dobsonian Telescope£199.00

Housing the same superb Parabolic Primary Mirror as our highly-renowned Explorer-150P, this telescope is an excellent and capable all-rounder which will provide wonderful views of both the Moon & Planets as well as Deep-Sky Objects.

Skywatcher StarQuest 102MC Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope

Skywatcher StarQuest 102MC Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope£249.00   £199.00

The compact but powerful STARQUEST-102MC telescope package is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon and bright planets.

Skywatcher StarQuest 102R Achromatic Refractor Telescope

Skywatcher StarQuest 102R Achromatic Refractor Telescope£249.00   £199.00

The STARQUEST Series is a lightweight, ‘grab-and-go’ range combining proven high quality Sky-Watcher telescope optics with a newly designed and well-engineered equatorial mount.

Skywatcher Startravel 102 AZ3 Telescope

Skywatcher Startravel 102 AZ3 Telescope£199.00

The compact Sky Watcher STARTRAVEL series are two element, air spaced, multi coated objective, achromatic refractors, and are well proven performers for Rich-Field views

Skywatcher Startravel 102 EQ1 Telescope

Skywatcher Startravel 102 EQ1 Telescope£199.00

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The compact Sky Watcher STARTRAVEL series are two element, air spaced, multi coated objective, achromatic refractors, and are well proven performers for Rich-Field views of star fields

Skywatcher Skyliner 150P Dobsonian Telescope

Skywatcher Skyliner 150P Dobsonian Telescope£219.00

These instruments offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970's, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle.

Skywatcher Explorer 130PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope

Skywatcher Explorer 130PS AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope£245.00

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

Skywatcher Evostar 90 EQ3-2 Telescope

Skywatcher Evostar 90 EQ3-2 Telescope£259.00

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 Skymax 102 AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope

Skywatcher Skymax 102 AZ-EQ AVANT Telescope£275.00

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! The compact but powerful SKYMAX-102 is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon and bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness.

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P SynScan AZ GOTO Telescope

Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P SynScan AZ GOTO Telescope£279.00

The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan™ Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more.

Skywatcher Startravel 120 AZ3 Telescope

Skywatcher Startravel 120 AZ3 Telescope£279.00

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A high quality 120mm short tube, wide field refractor telescope on a very easy to use alt az telescope. Ideal for both wide field astronomy and terrestrial viewing.

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