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150X Telescope for Kids Astronomy Beginners Adults, 70mm HD Refractor Telescope for Astronomy, Starter Scope with Tripod, Phone Adapter, Finder Scope, Moon Filter£86.00
【High Magnification】 Astronomical telescope has two replaceable eyepieces (H20mm:15X, H6mm:50X), combined with 1.5X/3X lens, offers 6 magnification: 15X, 22.5X, 45X, 50X, 75X, 150X.
【Astronomical Telescope】70mm large-diameter, BAK4 prism system, 300mm focal length, large view. Fully multi-coated lens, high transmission, enhance image brightness and clarity, perfect for observing aurora, moon, planets, meteor, scenery, bird.
【Portable and Practical】Compact, lightweight, weighs only 1.72 pounds. Equip with moon filter and aluminium tripod, reduce glare, enhance image quality and stability. It is ideal for kids adults astronomy beginners to explore universe and nature.
Astronomical Reflector Telescope Zoom HD Outdoor Monocular Space with Tripod for Kids,Beginner – Ranipobo£48.99
EQUIPPED WITH TWO EYEPIECES TO WATCH DIFFERENT TARGETS: Different magnifications for different targets, suitable magnification of the eyepiece for viewing allows you to find the target for easier observation. With H20mm eyepiece can completely see the moon surface, with H6mm can be observed crater, Moon Sea
50MM CALIBER MULTI-LAYER OPTICAL COATING: Due to a part of lighting was reflecting when lighting on the lens of surface. However, F40040M lens with multi-layer coating, greatly improving the light transmittance of this wavelength
COMPACT E AND ELEGANT, LIGHT AND SIMPLE DESIGNS: F36050M with Finder telescope design streamlined, easy to install, combined height not exceeding 40. Placed as your wishes. Good for the enlightenment of children
BEBANG Telescope Astronomy, 70mm Aperture 400mm Fully Processed Glass Optics, With Adjustable Tripod, Phone Adapter Mount£107.99
🍀With K25mm and K6mm providing 16x and 66x magnification. 70mm aperture and 400mm focal length, fully multi-coated lens provide high transmission, creating crisp and stunning image.(This is a great choice for Christmas and New Year gifts for kids))
🍀Come with a adjustable tripod, meet many different viewing positions. Include a smartphone adapter to take photo every time. A manual containing multiple languages is handy for you to use.
🍀Friendly astronomical telescope for kids and entry-level amateur astronomers, perfect for viewing, bird watching, concerts, geographical monitoring, viewing the moon, planet, star clusters.
Celestron 21061 Astromaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope£99.00
Celestron 22050 LCM 60 Computerised Refractor Telescope_Parent£149.00
Celestron 31051 Astromaster 130EQ-MD Motor Drive Reflector Telescope£279.00
Celestron Inspire AZ Refractor – Blue£219.99
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Mak Telescope£372.42
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope_Parent£802.65
Celestron Powerseeker 70AZ Refractor£45.00
EMARTH Telescope for Kids Beginners Adult, 70mm Astronomical Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod & & Finder Scope- Portable Travel Telescope Perfect for Kids Children Teens
【High Magnification】360mm(f/5.1) focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates stunning images with increased brightness and clarity. Protect your eyes.Perfect Refracting telescope for beginners or kids to explore sky
【No-tool Set Up】This telescope is quick and easy to set up even for the novice and will encourage kids to love learning about space, great holiday or birthday gift idea for kids who love science and astronomy
【High Quality Optics】Includes two 1.25″ eyepieces (K25mm & K10mm) which you can enjoy the magnification from 51X to 128X, And 5X24 Finder Scope can locate objects faster
ESSLNB Telescope 70mm Telescope for Kids Beginners and Adults with Adjustable Tripod Phone Adapter 3X Barlow Lens Carrying Case and Moon Filter£80.94
This telescopes for kids with 70mm HD large fully coated objective lens increases light transmission and delivers more bright so that this telescope for adults can show you a crisp, bright and no color difference image even in a low light environment. Perfect telescopes for beginners ideal for bird watching as well as viewing wildlife, scenery and casual nighttime observing of the Moon and bright planets for entry-level amateur astronomers and beginners kids.
Telescope for astronomy with latest generation of two 1.25″ interchangeable Kellners eyepiece (better than Huygens eyepiece), K6mm (14X), K25mm (60X). 3X Barlow lens increase the magnification three times ( Up to 180X). 45°erect-image diagonal achieve erect images, offering you better observation than 90°inverted image.
Adjustable aluminum tripod can be adjusted from about 41cm to 131cm. Locks in solidly, stays right in place for steady images. 5X24 optical finder scope help you aim at target easier. At or near a full moon period, the moon is too bright to see details due to spotlight effect of telescope. So moon filter improves better observation.
GEERTOP Ultra-Clear Astronomical Refractor Tabletop Telescope with Tripod Finder Scope 400X70mm for Beginner Sky Gazers Teens
✪70mm Travel Scope Telescopes: With 400 mm focal length and 70 mm aperture to capture more light picture and optical glass coated for enhanced image brightness to protect your eyes. A fantastic refracting telescope for astronomy beginners and kids to explore the space.
✪Optimum Magnification: Two replaceable eyepiece(16X, 67X) in this astronomical telescope. K6mm eyepiece for 67X and K25mm eyepiece for 16X, which enhances viewing power. 5X24 finderscope with mounting bracket, 45°correct image prism diagonal makes locating objects more easily.
✪Accessories: 3X Barlow lens increase the power of telescope to let us easier to focus moon and stars, the star gazing telescope have different magnification for you to choose. Smartphone adapter make it easily to observe with cellphone. And the star target planisphere helps you to know various stars.
Iadong Kids Astronomical Telescope, Professional 90X Astronomical Landscape Telescope with Tripod, 2 Magnification Eyepieces, 1.5X Barlow Len, Early Science Educational Toys for Children
1.Great Educational Science Toy : With 360mm focal length and magnification (90X) , the Kids Astronomical Telescope is perfect for beginners or astronomy enthusiasts to explore the sky, stars, moon, and the landscape.
2.Different Magnifications to Set: with 2 different magnification eyepieces (60X,18X) and 1.5X Barlow Len, you can set the magnification as 60X,18X,90X,27X to meet your different needs.
3.Easy No-tool Setup : The fold-able and portable tripod design ensures a steady base with quick and easy no-tool setup of different observation angles.Equipped with H20mm (view all the details of the craters on the moon), H6mm (view the terrestrial objects on land), and special moon mirror can effectively avoid the reflected light, and then the moon’s surface will be seen more clearly.
Junnom Space Astronomic Telescope, Professional 150X Kids Telescopes Sky Monocular Telescopes for Kids with Tripod and 2 Options Eyepiece Educational Toys for Sky Star Gazing£43.99
1.Educational Learning Toy – Space astronomical telescope with 300mm focal length and 70mm objective diameter, maximum 150x Magnification, provides bright image quality and high magnification power. Perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners to explore stars sky.
2.Premium Material & Portable Tripod – Made of premium ABS acrylic and aluminum alloy, very durable, lightweight and portable, insuring long serving time. Telescopes for astronomy beginners with tripod make the observation more steady, which provides a good environment to learning the nature and the universe.
3.Easy To Install & Use – Easy assembly with no tools required. Equipped with H20mm (view all the details of the craters on the moon), H6mm (viewi the terrestial objects on land), and special moon mirror can effectively avoid the reflected light, and then the moon’s surface will be seen more clearly.
Orion 08944e 48x BLACK Reflector Telescopes 15.6 kg (11.6 inch, 15 cm, Metal, Wood)£269.99
Perhaps the best beginner Dobsonian reflector telescope you can buy – big 6″ aperture at an amazing price
A beginner may use a 60mm telescope for a few months or years before deciding they need to upgrade to a better telescope – a 6″ Dobsonian will give you a lifetime of wonderful views
Simple navigation and no need to polar align makes this Dobsonian reflector telescope extremely ease to use for the whole family
Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope (Teal)£175.99
A great compact grab-and-go telescope designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts
Substantial 4.5 inch aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters
Ships pre-assembled so you can go from the box to your backyard in minutes. Glass material : Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
Orion 10022 StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope£184.99
This grab-and-go TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope provides powerful views of the Moon and bright planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars
Weighing just 6.5 lbs. assembled, this compact telescope and base can be taken just about anywhere to provide great views of the night sky while on road-trips, camping, or the short trip out to the backyard
90mm aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope gathers enough light for beautiful views of brighter deep space objects like globular clusters, nebulas, and many bright galaxies
Orion 9024 AstroView 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope£268.99
A powerful, high-quality refractor telescope at a jaw-dropping low price
90mm (3.5″) aperture and 910mm focal length for crisp views of deep-sky objects, the Moon, and planets
Included EQ-2 adjustable tripod and equatorial mount for manual slow-motion celestial tracking
Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit£269.99
114mm (4.5″) aperture and 900mm focal length Dobsonian telescope provides great views of lunar craters, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope – which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian
Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25″ eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope right out of the box
Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit£659.99
Deluxe upgrade of our popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories
Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs
Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools
Telescopes for Astronomy 60/900 Zoom HD Outdoor Monocular Space Telescope with Aluminum Alloy Tripod – Uverbon£45.99
Telescopes for Kids Beginners,70mm Astronomy Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod & Carry Bag Portable Travel Scope for Adult Children£76.99
360mm focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity
Includes two 1.25″ eyepieces (K25mm & K10mm) which you can enjoy the magnification from 51X to 128X, And 5X24 Finder Scope can locate objects faster
No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners
TELMU Telescope – Aperture 60mm & Focal Length 700mm Telescope For Amateurs With Smart Phone Adapter£37.03
There are three main types of telescopes that are popular at home: Refractor: This is a simple telescope using lens. They offer high definition and are popular for Moon gazing and looking at the near planets. You can recognise these as the eye piece is at the end of the telescope Light simply goes in the front lens and down to the eye piece. Reflector: These offer good value for the home user as mirrors are cheaper to produce than lenses. The light enters the objective and is reflected back up the tube to the eye-piece. You can recognise these from the simple straight tube shape and the eye piece being near the top of the tube by the front lens. Cassegrain or compound: These are relatively new for optical telescopes having been invented in the 1930's. They are priced between the reflector and refractor scopes as they use both lens and mirrors. They tend to be shorter than reflectors and make ideal table-top telescopes as they are also lighter.
What are the main types of home telescopes?
For home use these tend to have objective lens of between 70mm and 120mm. Larger lens refractors are available but costs increase substantial because of the cost of producing and polishing the lens. These are maintenance free.
A refractor telescope of 70mm is a good starter scope for a child who wants to look at the craters of the Moon and recognise the closer planets. It is possible to see the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn with a relatively inexpensive 70mm refractor.
These offer good value and can be used to get good images of the Moon, near planets and the larger deep space objects depending on your objective size and magnification. A budget reflector telescope of around £150 will give you a good image of larger deep-space objects and good images of Saturn's rings.
Reflectors need the occasional maintenance by requiring re-alignment of the mirrors.
You can recognise the Cassegrain telescope as the objective lens has a silver coloured disc in the centre. The light enters the objective lens gets reflected by a mirror at the base and reflected again by the silver disc in the lens back down to the eye-piece at the base of the telescope.
The Cassegrain is able to see deep-space objects as well as get good images of the Moon and the near planets and their rings and moons.
Theses scopes need occasional maintenance but are ideal for when space is limited.
There are three main types of telescopes that are popular at home:
Refractor: This is a simple telescope using lens. They offer high definition and are popular for Moon gazing and looking at the near planets. You can recognise these as the eye piece is at the end of the telescope Light simply goes in the front lens and down to the eye piece.
Reflector: These offer good value for the home user as mirrors are cheaper to produce than lenses. The light enters the objective and is reflected back up the tube to the eye-piece. You can recognise these from the simple straight tube shape and the eye piece being near the top of the tube by the front lens.
Cassegrain or compound: These are relatively new for optical telescopes having been invented in the 1930's. They are priced between the reflector and refractor scopes as they use both lens and mirrors. They tend to be shorter than reflectors and make ideal table-top telescopes as they are also lighter.
When you buy a new telescope you may not get everything you need, even beginner kits may not have the essential accessories. This is our 5 top accessories that any new astronomer needs in their kit.
5 essential telescope accessories for beginners
Fortunately there are plenty of free astronomy apps for both Apple and Android. They can be a great help in learning your way around the night sky. Some of the better ones are even free. To help learning a wall chart can also be useful.
When looked through a telescope the Moon can be pretty bright and you can lose a lot of delicate features because of glare. It's always worth buying a filter kit to help bring out the best features of the Moon. You can also get solar filters for eclipses and coloured filters which help with getting better contrasts when looking at deep-space objects.
Having a good quality cleaning set is essential to gt the most out of your telescope. Lens and mirrors need to be cleaned on a regular basis. You can use a fine brush or air to remove a lot of particles. You then need special optics cleaning fluid which removes grease and residues. A good quality lens cleaner will also have an anti-bacterial component to help stop bacteria damaging the lens or mirror.
A finder scope is really essential even for beginners to help line up your main scope into the section of the sky or Moon you want to explore. Most telescope come with a finder scope but some of the cheaper ones do not. you might also want to upgrade your finder scope to one with a laser dot to help accuracy.
It takes time for your eyes to adjust to darkness. If you have spent an hour getting used to the dark and you need to do some work on the telescope than a red-light head lamp is perfect. The red light keeps your eyes attuned to the darkness and the headband keeps both hands free for whatever needs doing.
When you buy a new telescope you may not get everything you need, even beginner kits may not have the essential accessories. This is our 5 top accessories that any new astronomer needs in their kit.
Educational toy to help kids to learn about the universe
Telescopes are not really toys but they are great for children. Telescopes can spark a life-long interest in science, engineering and technology. A child with a telescope can learn all about the important STEM subjects at home while having fun.
A simple telescope at home could lead a student to want to become a space scientist or space engineer. A child can easily get the 'bug' to carefully explore the Moon and it's craters or discover the rings around the planet Saturn. From there they can start to spot the International Space Center as it orbits the planet. On occasions due to the orbit they will be able to clearly see the solar panels expanding out from the body.
Give a child a telescope as a gift and a whole new future could open up for them as they look beyond the stars.
Top tips for buying a telescope for beginners
If you need some advice about buying a telescope for the first time this video is a great help. Made by the people at Orion Optics it covers some of the major points to think about.
It's possible to buy a basic 70 mm reflector scope suitable for a novice for under £50.00. This is perfect for a child to start their exploration of the Moon, it's craters and some of the closer planets.
Moving up and a beginner reflector scope that will allow good viewing of planets and some of the brighter deep space items can be bought for around £100 - £150.
Astronomy Guides (21)
find your way around the night sky
Stargazing is a wonderful hobby to have. Even though it's getting harder to find truly dark skies there is much to be seen after dark.
This collection of books is ideal for a range of astronomers, whether a beginner or a more seasoned star-gazer.
Find out what is happening above your heads in the night skies.
The widest choice for wildlife and bird watching
Binoculars have come a long way in recent years with many manufacturers now providing direct sales at really affordable prices. These are a great way for people just starting out in bird-watching or wildlife spotting to get a good quality pair of optics at an affordable price.
Our selection of binoculars for sale on the site provides a wide range of prices and types to suit all budgets.
Browse our selection of wildlife and bird-watching binoculars for sale:
Night Vision (28)
Night Vision Scopes
Revealing the secret wildlife of the night
From dusk until dawn nature really comes to life. It's during the hours of darkness that many species feel safe to come out and feed.
From low light intensifiers through to infra-red night vision scopes we have highlighted a range of equipment to help you to discover your local nightlife.
Night vision scopes and viewers are becoming much more affordable now with even fairly low priced budget brands giving a good result and opening up night time viewing for the amateur naturalist.
Browse our selection of night vision scopes for sale: