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Advanced Telescopes

Here you will find links and descriptions for telescopes & binoculars, suitable as advanced level visual and imaging scopes.

Sky-Watcher Skyliner-250Px Flextube Dobsonian Telescope

Price:£699.00 Click image to Buy 

10-inch aperture provides excellent light-gathering ability at an affordable price. You’ll get impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor.

 

Sky-Watcher Skyliner-250PX FlexTube Dobsonian, 254MM (10") F/1200 PARABOLIC TRUSS-TUBE DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE.

 

The optical tube on a Sky-Watcher FlexTube Dobsonian telescope can be partially collapsed when not in use greatly reducing its length. This is a huge benefit for storage and transportation. Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120, Highest Practical Power (Potential): x500, Diameter of Primary Mirror: 254mm, Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/5), Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm, Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Crayford Focuser, Parabolic Primary Mirror, 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports, 9x50 Finderscope, Direct SLR Camera Connection, 3-Point tube locking system, Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray, 

SKY-WATCHER SKYLINER 200P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO 200MM (8") F/6 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE

Price:£1,299.00 Click image to Buy 

Ideal large aperture tracking telescope, easy to set up !

Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-200P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN Dobsonian Telescope, 200MM (8") F/6 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE.

 

The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970s and utilised in all Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescopes, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle. Fast and easy to set up, the Sky-Watcher 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. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube and to use frictional materials, which allow it to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not.

 

The optical tube on a Sky-Watcher FlexTube Dobsonian telescope can be partially collapsed when not in use greatly reducing its length. This is a huge benefit for storage and transportation. Combining the power of a large optical tube, the extreme portability of the patented collapsible Sky-Watcher FlexTube design and SynScan computerised Go-To technology, the new Sky-Watcher Skyliner FlexTube Synscan Dobsonians bring over 42, 900 celestial objects right in front of your eyes, and automatically track them as they move across the night sky. Simply push the tube close to the object and let the computer do the rest of the work

Sky Watcher Star Adventurer 2I WIFI Pro Pack (50211) NEW 2020 MODEL

Price:£379.00 Click image to Buy 

Equitorial mount to track the sky with your own camera, from your phone!

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The exciting new Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i adds now adds WiFi functionality to the immensely popular Star Adventurer astro-imaging platform, whilst retaining all the important original features. The WiFi features are operated via the free Star Adventurer Mini Console App for Android and iOS platforms.

Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack: includes the Star Adventurer 2i WiFi Mount, Ball Head Adaptor, Illuminated Polar Scope, Dovetail L-Bracket, Equatorial Wedge and Counterweight Shaft with 1kg Counterweight. Sky-Watcher shutter release cables can be purchased separately for most popular camera models/brands.

 

The Star Adventurer 2i can attach to any standard tripod via its ¼” or 3/8” adaptors. The latitude can be set by either adjusting the tilt of your tripod head to match your latitude or more accurately with the included Equatorial Wedge. To fit a camera to the Star Adventurer 2i, either a tripod Ball Head can be fitted (not supplied) or to the supplied Dovetail L-Bracket. 

Celestron 11069 NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope

Price:£1,499.00 Click image to Buy 

Ideal portable tracking telescope, easy to set up and control from a phone!

he world’s most beloved telescope! The classic, 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain revolutionized amateur astronomy in the 1970s. Now, the iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
Large, 8-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides spectacular views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and Hercules Globular Cluster. Tripod leg diameter: 50.8mm Stainless Steel
Fully automated, GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects.
Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly.
Tripod leg diameter: 5.08 cm, height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 96.52 cm - 142.24 cm, optical tube length: 43.2cm, optical tube diameter: 23.2 cm

Skywatcher Skymax-127 OTA Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 127mm (5 Inches) f/1500 Black 

Price:£369.00 Click image to Buy 

Excellent planetary and intro imaging scope - note it needs a mount - why not pair with Star Adventurer 2i!
 

Magnification (with optics supplied): 60x and 150x
55 % more light capture than 102 mm
Database with more than 42,900 objects, including the complete Messier, NGC and IC catalogues
Box contents:127 mm f/1500 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope; optics supplied (1.25 inch): 10 mm and 25 mm; red-dot viewfinder; 1.25 inch/31.7 mm star diagonal; built-in holder for adjusting the polar finder