Hobbyist Telescopes

Here you will find links and descriptions for telescopes & binoculars, suitable as entry level hobby scopes for adults and older children.

Sky-Watcher Startravel-102 (Az5) 102mm (4") F/4.9 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope

Price:£419.00 Click image to Buy 

Ideal portable manual telescope, easy to set up and use straight away!

Objective Lens Diameter: 102mm, 
Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.9), Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm, Direct SLR Camera Connection
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser, 6x30 Finderscope, 90º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25", Multi-Coated Objective Lens

Teleskopas SkyWatcher SkyMax 127 (AZ-GTi

Price:£649.00 Click image to Buy 

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

Objective lens diameter    127 Millimetres
Telescope mount description    Altazimuth Mount
Power source    Batteries and power supply (optional).
Item Weight    7400 Grams
Focal length description    1540 millimeters

Celestron 11049 NexStar 4 SE Computerised Telescope

Price:£549:00 Click image to Buy 

Ideal portable tracking telescope, easy to set up and use!

Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike.
4-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.
Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locate 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. Optical Tube: Aluminum

Skywatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GOTO (130 mm (5.1 Inches) f/650 – Computer-Controlled Newtonian Telescope with Parabolic Mirror – Black

Price:£429.00 Click image to Buy 

good general use tracking mirror telescope, ideal for planets and fainter deep sky objects


Ultra-thin 0.5 mm brackets for the secondary mirror
Box contents: 130 mm f/650 computerised parabolic Newtonian telescope; with eyepieces (1.25 inches): 10 mm and 25 mm; parabolic primary mirror; 6 x 30 Finder scope 2" tooth rack focusing lens with 1.25” adaptor, tripod with accessory tray

Orion skyquest XT4.5 Black Reflector - Telescopes (88.9 cm, 8 kg, 11.4 cm 

Price:£271.99 Click image to Buy 

Excellent Dobsonian entry mirror scope


114 mm f/950 computerised spherical Dobsonian  with eyepieces 


Price:£440.00 Click image to Buy 

Excellent Dobsonian mirror scope


Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x406
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 203mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/5.91)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm