Beginners' Telescopes

We have selected a range of beginners telescopes from Sky-Watcher and Celestron - leading telescopes manufacturers. These telescopes for beginners are great for the junior or as a family telescope. These are complete packages and you have everything you need to start this amazing hobby of stargazing straight out of the box.

This is recommended list of telescopes for beginners.

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Sky-Watcher MERCURY-607 Telescope

Sky-Watcher MERCURY-607 Telescope£79.99   £79.00

The highly affordable Sky-Watcher MERCURY-607 allows the younger user to take their first steps into the fascinating world of astronomy.

Sky-Watcher MERCURY-707 70MM (2.75'') F/700 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE

Sky-Watcher MERCURY-707 70MM (2.75") F/700 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE£119.00   £109.00

Significant step up from the Mercury-607 in terms of optical quality and performance.

Sky-Watcher CAPRICORN-70 (EQ1) Refractor Telescope

Sky-Watcher CAPRICORN-70 (EQ1) Refractor Telescope£149.00   £135.00

For its price and quality, the Capricorn-70 is the ideal starter telescope for the budding astronomer!

Sky-Watcher SKYHAWK-1145P Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYHAWK-1145P Telescope£189.00   £179.00

The award-winning Sky-Watcher SKYHAWK-1145P is a great choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers.

Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-90 (EQ2) Refractor Telescope

Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-90 (EQ2) Refractor Telescope£229.00   £219.00

Classic two-element, air-spaced, achromatic refractor. It is an outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instrument.

Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-90 (EQ1) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-90 (EQ1) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope£165.00  -  £229.00

Highly portable, ideal for the observation of double-stars, the Moon and bright planets. Despite its small dimensions, it packs a powerful punch. 

Sky-Watcher HERITAGE-114P VIRTUOSO Computerised Auto-Tracking Telescope

Sky-Watcher HERITAGE-114P VIRTUOSO Computerised Auto-Tracking Telescope£259.00   £249.00

Provides excellent all-round performance for the observation of the Moon and planets and Deep-Sky objects.

Sky-Watcher HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO Computerised Auto-Tracking Telescope

Sky-Watcher HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO Computerised Auto-Tracking Telescope£259.00   £249.00

Ideal grab-and-go scope for observing the Moon, planets and double-stars and for high power daytime terrestrial viewing!

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope£279.00   £259.00

Fantastic choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers. 

Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL-102 (EQ1) Refractor Telescope

Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL-102 (EQ1) Refractor Telescope£269.00   £259.00

An excellent all rounder for a beginner, very portable - great for vacations!

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-150P Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-150P Telescope£319.00   £299.00

Dobsonian telescopes offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the 1970.s, is a simple and efficient method of mounting a Newtonian reflector, based on the Alt-Azimuth principal.

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130PS (AZ5) Telescope

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130PS (AZ5) Telescope£339.00   £319.00

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.

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-200P Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-200P Telescope£419.00   £399.00

Fast and easy to set up, the Dobsonian mount consists of a box-type mounting which allows the telescope to pivot in altitude, while the box itself is rotated on a base in azimuth.

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P SynScan» AZ GOTO Computerised Reflector Telescope

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P SynScan» AZ GOTO Computerised Reflector Telescope£429.00   £409.00

Will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. 

Celestron NEXSTAR 130 SLT Telescope

Celestron NEXSTAR 130 SLT Telescope£499.00   £449.00

The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than 114mm telescope.

Celestron NEXSTAR 4 SE Telescope

Celestron NEXSTAR 4 SE Telescope£599.00   £469.00

NexStar 4 SE won C5's Gadget Show best buy award in the astronomical telescope feature!

Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-127 SynScan» AZ GOTO Computerised Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-127 SynScan» AZ GOTO Computerised Telescope£529.00   £519.00

The Skymax-127 is a larger version of the Skymax-102 providing a massive 55% more light-gathering power, great for medium-to-high-power work. 

Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 (AZ-GTi) Telescope

Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 (AZ-GTi) Telescope£599.00   £559.00

The AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control!

Celestron NEXSTAR 5 SLT Telescope

Celestron NEXSTAR 5 SLT Telescope£579.00

Computerized Alt-Azimuth telescope with excellent light gathering ability.

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-250PX FlexTube Telescope

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-250PX FlexTube Telescope£699.00  -  £1,199.00

Dobsonian telescopes offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. 

Celestron NEXSTAR 5 SE Telescope

Celestron NEXSTAR 5 SE Telescope£899.00   £895.00

Tripod features built-in wedge which allows Nexstar 5 to be used for astrophotography!

Celestron NEXSTAR 6 SE Telescope

Celestron NEXSTAR 6 SE Telescope£1,149.00   £999.00

Combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system.

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