Goto telescopes are instruments that are capable of finding objects in the night sky, one of the biggest frustrations for beginners is learning the night sky. In the UK clear nights are few and far between and many of us lead busy lives, the Goto telescope maximises your time under the night sky stargazing so its spent looking at rather than looking for objects.Do they cost more and are they hard to set up?
The prices of a Goto telescope are well within the budget of many beginners, there are models from Meade, SkyWatcher and Celestron (all good brands) for a few hundred pounds. All of these instruments will have great optics and are supplied complete and ready to use.
Setting up varies from model to model but generally they require you to input time, date, location then point them north and level. Setup time is usually under two minutes and then you have access to their onboard object libraries of many thousands of objects - all just a push of a button away. Some newer models align themselves and even give you guided tours of the night sky, see our Telescopes
section for more details or call us on 01322 403407 if you have any questions.
Finally why not take a look at our or Astronomy News
section, there are always some up to date articles including news about the International Space Station as well as some objects worth a look with the naked eye.