Here is your guide to buying the best stargazing Telescope for Christmas 2019 - 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. We also have a range of inexpensive Astronomy Gifts
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Astronomy is a complex subject and hobby, the equipment is often very technical and compatability between products and brands can be daunting. We are happy to guide customers to the right products therefore hope you see the benefit of our telephone number being prominent on every page of our website. Call 01322 403407 - Our phones are often busy but Emails
are responded to fast - You can also message us via the messenger icon at the bottom right of each page of this website, we often reply to emails and messages out of hours to. We are customers to so we decided contact options are important!What can you see?
Even the lowest priced instruments will easily reveal hundreds of craters on the Moon and will show Saturn's Rings, Jupiter's main belts and Moons as well as the polar ice caps on Mars. Larger models (over 80mm) will be better for fainter objects like galaxies and nebulae.Beginner Telescopes under £150Beginner Telescopes over £150Browse all TelescopesBuying for youngsters
We recommend telescopes for those 13 or older unless supervised by an adultKeep it simple
Choose a Refractor on an AltAz mount or a Dobsonian if you want the easiest fastest setupTaking photos
If you think astrophotography is a possibility choose an Equatorial or EQ mount. Read about astrophotographyBigger 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 viewsWhy 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 Viewing objects in the night sky
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. A telescope can show the colours and hues of stars themselves, some coloured double stars like Alberio are a distinct close pair in blue and orange.Questions
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We are a UK telescope specialist company established for over a decade supplying all the top brands at the best prices, a full UK warranty and free lifetime support is included with everything we sell