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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:£619.00 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

Celestron 31145 NexStar 130 SLT Computerised Telescope

Price:£474.95 Click image to Buy 

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


Compatible with 2" eyepieces High quality 130 mm reflector. Fully computerized Altazimuth mount, and StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.
Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up.
Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included.
BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.


Price:£469.00 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

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