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Buying a beiginner Telescope

Buying a beiginner Telescope
We have a range of high quality telescopes carefully selected to provide ease of use, fast setup with great views of the night sky at budgets to suit everyone. Every telescope is a genuine UK version with full warranty backed by our free lifetime technical support.

Our beginner telescope section is divided in two parts:

Beginner Telescopes under 150

Beginner Telescopes over 150

Buying for youngsters
We recommend telescopes for those 13 or older unless supervised by an adult

Keep it simple
Choose a Refractor on an AltAz mount if you want the easiest fastest setup

Taking photos
If you think astrophotography is a possibility choose an Equatorial or EQ mount read about astrophotography

Bigger is better
The larger the telescope's mirror or lens the more light it gathers, meaning you will see more. A Dobsonian is a design that allows large optics on a simple mount, bigger mirror equals brighter views

Why not binoculars?
Binoculars are often recommended for beginners but there is a drawback, they are low magnification which is great for general views but....Virtually everybody who wants a telescope will want to see the moon and planets - only a telescope can do this, you need 50x or more to reveal detail

What can you see
As a general rule telescopes under 80mm will give good views of the moon showing hundreds of craters and planets with Saturn's rings and Jupiter's cloud belts easily visible as well as some brighter galaxies and nebulae. Telescopes over 80mm aperture will start to show the deep sky objects brighter and larger - dont expect to see vivid colours that long exposure images show in magazines but you certainly can see wonderful views of the cosmos at the eyepiece

Questions
Call us on 01322 403407 six days a week or Email - we offer lifetime support on everything we sell

Buy with confidence from a telescope specialist

Something more traditional - Brass & Mahogany telescopes

Something more traditional - Brass & Mahogany telescopes

For those who want a gift as wonderful to look at as to look through we have a range of superb brass instruments with mahogany tripods to fit in the most elegant room this Christmas.

Although they are primarily built to look and feel fantastic they are still practical telescopes that provide good views, many are made to view corrected images so can be used for daytime observation of your country estate!


Traditional brass telescopes
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