Astronomy

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  • Celestron StarSense Explorer 8" Dobsonian Telescope

    Celestron Celestron StarSense Explorer 8" Dobsonian Telescope

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    Large Dobsonian Telescope Bright 8-inch aperture Uses the StarSense Explorer app App locates and guides you to objects No astronomy experience required High-quality altazimuth base Quick to set up Good in light-polluted areas View hundreds of deep sky objects Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope Unleash the power of the stars through your smartphone with the Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian telescope. No experience is required to get the most out of this Dobsonian, simply use the award-winning app to guide you through the solar system. This remarkably portable telescope is an excellent choice for city-dwellers or dark sky locators. Award-winning Technology The StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope makes use of Celestron’s patented and award-winning StarSense Explorer App that can locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds.  Available for Android and iOS, the app is able to recognise where you are in the world and generate a list of the objects that are currently visible to you. View anything from planets, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and double stars.  City and Dark Sky Ready Constructed with an advanced enough optical structure, the Dobsonian design of this telescope is operational even in light-polluted city locations. See the likes of Jupiter, Saturn and the Orion Nebula from the comfort of your city environment.  Alternatively, take the Explorer to a remote Dark Sky location to view hundreds of fascinating objects. Transporting the Dobsonian is easy thanks to the ergonomic carry handles located at the balance point of the optical tube and the base.  Bright, Dobsonian Telescope The large aperture 8” Newtonian reflector optical tube has a huge light-gathering capability that brings out impressive detail in celestial objects. The entire telescope has been carefully constructed to ensure the height of optical excellence. Every mirrored surface is coated with Celestron’s XLT optical coating, that visibly increases contrast and light, drawing in brighter views. The mirrors within the telescope are made of low-expansion optical glass, which helps to ensure the best images under changing environmental conditions.  High-Quality Altazimuth Base A large telescope design requires a sturdy telescope mount. The StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope comes with a high-quality Altazimuth Base that features large-diameter altitude bearings with variable tensioning, Teflon azimuth bearings, and braces on the side panels for extra stability.  Smoothly adjust the height of the telescope while an integrated altitude “brake” system allows you to adjust the tension along the altitude axis. Pan the telescope using the ergonomic grip that allows you to precisely point the telescope without introducing heat from your hands into the optical system.  Accessories Included Included with the telescope are all the accessories you need to get started. A high-quality 2” Crayford focuser provides smooth and precise movements without focus shifting and features a thumbscrew that locks the sharpest focus. A 2” to 1.25” adapter and a 2” extension tube are also included to allow the use of almost any 1.25” or 2” telescope eyepiece. Dock, Launch, Explore Put down the complex star charts, and leave the computerised mounts at home, the StarSense Explorer makes locating objects quick and easy. Simply dock your phone into the StarSense dock, launch the StarSense Explorer app and accurately locate objects in minutes.  The application shows clear green arrows that guide you as you move your telescope across the night sky. When the object is ready to view in the eyepiece, the bullseye turns green. Then, as you observe through the eyepiece, listen to hundreds of audio descriptions and view detailed information about thousands of objects within the app’s database.  Key Features Large Dobsonian Telescope Bright 8-inch aperture Uses the StarSense Explorer app App locates and guides you to objects No astronomy experience required High-quality altazimuth base Quick to set up Good in light-polluted areas View hundreds of deep sky objects What’s in the box? Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope 25mm Plossl Eyepiece 2” Crayford Focuser StarSense Smartphone Dock StarPointer Red Dot Finderscope Eyepiece Rack Collimation Tool

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    £649.00

  • Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope 22097

    Celestron Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope 22097

    4 in stock

    Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope 22097 Celestron’s innovative NexStar Star Location Telescope (SLT) has been a customer favourite for years thanks to its unique combination of high-quality optics, a user-friendly computerized interface, and a sturdy single fork arm mount. This telescope comes with a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerized hand control, 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube, and lots of bonus accessories. The entire telescope kit is a simple, no-tool assembly and a fast SkyAlign alignment procedure will have you ready to observe in minutes. This makes NexStar 127SLT your perfect companion for impromptu observing sessions and all-night stargazing marathons alike. Your NexStar 127SLT will reveal details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, the polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, and Saturn with its rings plainly visible. It can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope for daytime and wildlife observations. The Mount & Technologies Computerized Altazimuth Mount – The NexStar SLT telescope features a single fork arm altazimuth mount, which allows the telescope to track the desired objects as they appear to move across the night sky. The mount sits on a pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod. NexStar+ Hand Control – This computerized hand control enables you to automatically slew to any of 40,000 celestial objects with the push of a button. The NexStar+ database includes more than 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. Not sure what to observe? Choose the Sky Tour feature and the NexStar+ hand control will automatically generate a list of all the best celestial objects currently visible based on your exact time and location. SkyAlign Technology – Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure makes setting up and using a computerized telescope faster and easier than ever before. Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope can triangulate its position and locate any other object in the sky automatically. You don’t need to know the names of the stars—you can even pick the Moon or bright planets! For more information about our SkyAlign technology, visit here. Power – Go anywhere! Feel free to enjoy your NexStar SLT in remote dark sky locations—it’s powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or a PowerTank portable battery (sold separately). The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs. You may also power your telescope with a 12V AC adapter (sold separately). Accessories Included Your telescope includes a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm). The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low- or high-powered observing. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up view and a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky. The StarPointer™ red dot finderscope will help you quickly centre an object in your eyepiece for easier observing. NexStar 127SLT is ready to grow with you as you become a more experienced amateur astronomer. It’s compatible with all of Celestron’s latest accessories, including StarSense AutoAlign, SkyPortal WiFi module, and PowerTank Lithium. Starry Night Software Your purchase includes a FREE download of Celestron’s Starry Night. This powerful software will help you learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond. 

    4 in stock

    £619.00

  • Last stock! Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope

    Celestron Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope

    1 in stock

    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. 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides 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 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. Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 6SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price. Our Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st CenturyIn the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers. Four decades later, we’ve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founder’s intent. View the Universe’s Most Impressive Celestial ObjectsThe 6SE’s six-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 6SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm MountWe know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with YouThe NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. For planetary imaging, pair your NexStar 6SE with one of our Skyris cameras. Or, experiment with wide-field deep sky astroimaging by replacing the telescope’s secondary mirror with a DSLR or astronomical CCD camera with a Fastar/HyperStar lens assembly. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

    1 in stock

    £1,149.00

  • Celestron NexStar 4 SE Computerised Telescope

    Celestron Celestron NexStar 4 SE Computerised Telescope

    13 in stock

    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 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. Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 4SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price. Our Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st CenturyIn the 1970s, Celestron’s Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers. Four decades later, we’ve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founder’s intent. View the Universe’s Most Impressive Celestial ObjectsThe 4SE’s four-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 4SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. Revolutionary Single Fork Arm MountWe know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favorite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard. Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components give NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favorite targets with push-button ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible. Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just center three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself! Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with YouThe NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Provide GPS coordinates to your telescope with SkySync, or add automatic alignment functionality with StarSense AutoAlign. Its built-in wedge allows you to track long exposures. if you’re interested in imaging the Moon and planets, pair your NexStar 4SE with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

    13 in stock

    £549.00

  • Last stock! Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Telescope - Fully automated, GoTo mount

    Celestron Celestron Nexstar 8 SE Computerised Telescope - Fully automated, GoTo mount

    1 in stock

    The 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. A 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.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 separateCelestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 8SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering impressive views at an economical price.Our Founder’s Vision, Reimagined for the 21st CenturyIn the 1970s, the classic Celestron 8 brought the hobby of astronomy to the masses and established Celestron as the world’s premier telescope maker. Our founder, Tom Johnson, invented Celestron’s proprietary method of producing Schmidt corrector plates for superior views and maximum portability. Johnson believed in creating high-quality optical instruments at an affordable price, and inspired a generation of amateur astronomers.Four decades later, we’ve improved upon this design by adding cutting-edge features, while staying true to our founder’s intent.Big Mirror, Small PriceWith a full 8 inches of aperture, the 8SE reveals details in even the faintest celestial objects. With this much light-gathering ability, you’ll clearly observe Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Beyond the solar system, your 8SE will show you hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more. And don’t forget the Moon—you’ll see craters and geographic features like never before.Revolutionary Single Fork Arm MountWe know the best telescope is the one you will use most often. That’s why Celestron’s engineers created NexStar SE’s unique, patented single fork arm mount. It’s perfectly portable and makes setup quick and easy. What’s more, the NexStar SE breaks down into several lightweight and compact pieces, making it easy to transport, even in small vehicles. You’ll have no problem getting the NexStar SE to your favourite observing site, or setting it up quickly in your backyard.Of course, it’s what’s inside the mount that really counts. Sturdy construction from high-quality components gives NexStar SE the pointing and tracking accuracy needed to observe and follow your favourite targets with pushbutton ease. Use the included NexStar+ hand control to locate over 40,000 celestial objects, or take a Sky Tour and let your telescope show you the best objects currently visible.Aligning your telescope is simple and painless, too, thanks to SkyAlign. This process makes alignment as easy as 1-2-3: just centre three bright objects in your eyepiece and press ALIGN. For even easier alignment, attach our StarSense AutoAlign and your NexStar SE aligns itself!Advanced Features Let the NexStar SE Grow with YouThe NexStar SE is compatible with all the high-tech accessories advanced users love. Control your telescope using your iPhone or iPad with our SkyQ Link, or add GPS functionality with SkySync.If you’re interested in astroimaging, the NexStar SE is Fastar-compatible for ultra-fast, wide field imaging. For planetary imaging, there’s no better choice than a NexStar 8SE paired with one of our Skyris cameras. From your first observing session and for years to come, the NexStar SE is your trusted companion.

    1 in stock

    £1,499.00

  • Last stock! Sky-Watcher Star Discovery P150i Wi-Fi Telescope SKY10275

    SkyWatcher Sky-Watcher Star Discovery P150i Wi-Fi Telescope SKY10275

    1 in stock

    The New Sky-Watcher STAR DISCOVERY P150i has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The supplied Synscan™ Wi-Fi module creates its very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The Sky-Watcher STAR DISCOVERY P150i and SynScan™ App provide full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. With an extremely useful 150mm light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the STAR DISCOVERY P150i is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters, and is easy to carry and transport. Star Discovery P150i Main Features Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x30 & x75 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm Telescope Focal Length: 750mm (f/5) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Parabolic Set Primary Mirror Red Dot Finder 1.25” Rack & Pinion Focuser Star Discovery AZ Go-To Alt-Azimuth Go-To Mount with Dual-Axis Tracking Freedom-Find™ Dual Encoder Technology Synscan™ Wi-Fi Adaptor Module Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately) Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming). Power Requirement: 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or 8 x AA Batteries (not supplied) Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm

    1 in stock

    £549.00

  • Celestron 51630 Star Pointer Telescope Finderscope Red Dot Finder StarPointer

    Celestron Celestron 51630 Star Pointer Telescope Finderscope Red Dot Finder StarPointer

    10 in stock

    The StarPointer Finderscope adds “point and look” functionality to any telescope!This red dot finder keeps the sky right-side up, matching what you see with your unaided eyesThe adjustable red dot is bright enough to see day or nightAttaches to just about any telescope thanks to the small footprint, even works great with astronomical binoculars and spotting scopesIncludes mounting base and a long-lasting CR2032 3V battery The Celestron StarPointer Finderscope is the way to go if you want the easiest way possible to locate an object and centre it in your eyepiece.A red dot finder, unlike an optical finder, has 1x magnification, displays a super wide field of view, and keeps the sky right side up and left-to-right correct, matching what you see with your unaided eyes. An LED creates a red dot, superimposed on a viewing screen, so you simply point the StarPointer to the area or object you wish to observe, look through your eyepiece, and if properly aligned, the area in and around the place you pointed the red dot will be centred in the field of view.If you like the idea of having some magnification, try installing both a red dot and an optical finder on your telescope. Schmidt-Cassegrain and EdgeHD telescopes have multiple mounting bracket holes so you can get the best of both worlds. Just make sure to align both of them correctly, and you’ll get the best use out of each of your finders.How to Align the StarPointer FinderscopeThe first time you use your finder, you need to align it. This one-time setup procedure should be done during the day. Take the telescope outside and find an easily recognisable object, such as a streetlight, car license plate, or tall tree. The object should be as far away as possible, but at least a quarter mile away. Move the telescope left and right or up and down so that it is roughly pointing at the object. Look through the telescope using your low-power eyepiece and move the telescope until the object you chose lies in the centre of the view. Once the object is centred in your eyepiece, turn on the red dot. With your head positioned about a foot behind the finder, look through the round lens of the finder and locate the red dot. Without moving the telescope, use the two adjustment knobs located on the side and underneath the finder. One controls the left-right motion of the dot. The other controls the up-down motion of the dot. Adjust both of these until the red dot appears over the same object you are observing in the eyepiece.Your finder is now aligned and should not require realignment unless it is bumped or dropped. You can even take the finder off the telescope and reattach it while preserving alignment.

    10 in stock

    £24.99

  • Skywatcher Evostar-90 AZ-3 3.5-Inch Refractor Telescope Silver

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Evostar-90 AZ-3 3.5-Inch Refractor Telescope Silver

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    The Sky-Watcher Evostar - 90 (AZ-3) Telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, multi-coated objective achromatic refractor. This high-resolution telescope is manufactured to meet the high standards of optical and mechanical precision. It has long focal lengths and diffraction-limited optical performance. It is ideal for the detailed high power study of the moon, planetary surfaces and other objects in our solar system. This traditional longer focal ratio achromat refractor will provide pleasing views both day and night. Equipped with everything needed to observe the Moon, Planets and beyond this fine quality telescope will impress novices and more experienced observers. Simple to use with virtually no maintenance and mounted on the AZ3 mount and aluminium tripod. With 90mm of unobstructed optics, a refractor will outperform other designs and has no maintenance issues such as collimation or mirror coating concerns. Beginner Friendly TelescopeThis telescope is easy to use and can be set up in just a few minutes, the mount moves freely in any direction on the stable tripod. The included eyepieces will show the Moon in stunning detail as well as being capable of revealing Planetary views including Saturn's ring system, Jupiter's cloud belts and four of its Moons as well as the polar ice caps on Mars. SpecificationsMagnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x36 & x90Highest Practical Power (Potential): x180Objective Lens Diameter: 90mmTelescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/10)6x30 Finderscope45º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"Multi-Coated Objective LensAZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth MountAluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray65% more Light Gathering than 70mm

    Out of stock

    £219.00

  • Last stock! Sky-watcher startravel 120mm (4.75") f600 refractor telescope 10736

    SkyWatcher Sky-watcher startravel 120mm (4.75") f600 refractor telescope 10736

    1 in stock

    Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL telescopes are two-element, air-spaced achromatic refractors, that are well proven performers for ‘Rich-Field’ views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, brighter galaxies & planets, the Moon and the Sun (with proper safety filtering!), as well as giving excellent daytime terrestrial views. These wide-field, short-tube telescopes are great as fixed aperture lenses for both Astrophotography and terrestrial photography. Their “fast" focal ratios make them useful for capturing lunar and solar eclipses as well as nature photographs. The intuitive and easy to use AZ3 Alt-Azimuth mount provides excellent stability and precise control, via its slow motion cables, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes. Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x24 & x60Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240Objective Lens Diameter: 120mmTelescope Focal Length: 600mm (f/5)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mmDirect SLR Camera ConnectionRed Dot FinderDual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser45º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"/31.7mmMulti-Coated Objective LensAZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth MountAluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray38% more Light Gathering than 102mm

    1 in stock

    £369.00

  • Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 EQ2 Achromatic Refractor Telescope 10724

    SkyWatcher Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 EQ2 Achromatic Refractor Telescope 10724

    2 in stock

    The Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-90 (EQ2) telescope is a classic two-element, air-spaced, achromatic refractor. It is an outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instrument manufactured to high standards of optical and mechanical precision. With its long focal length and breathtaking, diffraction-limited optical performance, it is ideal for the detailed high-power study of the Moon, Double-Stars, Planets and other objects in our solar system, providing crisp contrasted images. Supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow-motion control cables. Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180Highest Practical Power (Potential): x180Objective Lens Diameter: 90mmTelescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/10)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mmx2 Deluxe Barlow Lens (1.25") with Camera Adaptor6x30 Finderscope1.25"/31.7mm Star DiagonalMulti-Coated Objective LensEQ2 Equatorial MountAluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray65% more Light Gathering than 70mm

    2 in stock

    £229.00

  • Last stock! Skywatcher Heritage 76 Telescope. Perfect tabletop starter kit

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Heritage 76 Telescope. Perfect tabletop starter kit

    1 in stock

    The Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 is a highly affordable and easy to use Dobsonian base telescope that is perfect for beginners. Thanks to its careful engineering including aluminized and overcoated mirrors the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope combines ease of use, extreme portability and consistent great all-around astronomical viewing performance. The optical tube gathers enough light to allow simple study of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae, while the 2 included interchangeable eyepieces provide added versatility. The telescope comes equipped, as standard, with a 5x magnification Finderscope, for the easy location of night sky objects. The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a convenient, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope and mount comes fully assembled straight out of the presentation Giftbox. The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 Telescope is a great telescope for all round astronomical viewing performance. It comes equipped with a 5x magnification Finderscope for the easy location of night sky objects. The two supplied eyepieces have been specially upgraded to higher quality Super Modified Achromats to increase your viewing pleasure. The telescope accepts standard 1.25" accessories so the magnification range can easily be extended for additional 1.25" eyepieces and/or Barlow lens. The highly affordable, and easy to use, manually operated Heritage-76 with its Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes a convenient, highly portable system. The telescope and mount come fully assembled, and supplied in a presentation box. The telescope tube is also adorned with the words Galileo 400, and International Year of Astronomy, as well as key dates in the lifetime of Galileo. Specifications:Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x12 & x30Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mmTelescope Focal Length: 300mm (f/4)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Super-MASingle-arm Secondary Mirror Support5x24 FinderscopeRack and Pinion FocuserWooden Alt-Azimuth MountOverall maximum height: 40cmWeight Approx 1.75kg Highly affordable and easy to useDobsonian mountAluminised and overcoated mirrorsNewtonianFully assembled straight out of the box

    1 in stock

    £74.99

  • Last stock! Celestron Starsense Explorer 10" Dobsonian Telescope

    Celestron Celestron Starsense Explorer 10" Dobsonian Telescope

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    Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky—no telescope experience required. Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time. A large 10” parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings helps you make the most of StarSense technology. Locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds and see them in more detail than ever before. A sturdy, Dobsonian-style base with large diameter bearings and variable altitude tensioning makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it's ready to view in the telescope's eyepiece. StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible. View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to see even more. Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2” Crayford focuser, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool. Celestron has reinvented the Dobsonian telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first Dobsonian that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. This large-aperture Celestron StarSense Explorer is ideal for serious beginners, thanks to the app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It's like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. The large aperture will ensure that you won’t outgrow the telescope as you continue on in your astronomical adventures. Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you'll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope's optics (a quick and easy procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear on-screen, guiding you as you move the telescope. When the object is ready to view in the eyepiece, the bullseye turns green. As you observe, listen to hundreds of audio descriptions and view detailed information about thousands of objects within the app’s robust database. High-Quality Altazimuth Base An ultra-stable Dobsonian base provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer. It features large diameter altitude bearings with variable tensioning, Teflon azimuth bearings, and braces on the side panels for extra stability (unlike most 10” Dobsonian bases). The altitude bearings provide a smooth up-and-down motion while the integrated altitude "brake" system allows you to adjust the tension along the altitude axis for smoothest motion even with slight imbalances. The panning knob on the telescope tube provides an ergonomic grip so you can precisely point the telescope without introducing heat from your hands into the optical system. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you'll be able to easily follow them with minor adjustments to the telescope’s position. Dazzling Views with High-Quality Optics With a large 10" Newtonian reflector optical tube, this telescope has enough light-gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects while remaining remarkably portable. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter's four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the gaseous glow of the Orion Nebula, dust lanes in the Lagoon Nebula, and our neighbor galaxy, Andromeda. Compared to the StarSense Explorer DX 130 AZ, the 10" Dobsonian has 380+% more light gathering area, providing better views of faint objects. All mirror surfaces are coated with our XLT optical coatings to visibly increase contrast and light throughput for brighter views. With XLT, you'll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets, as well as faint galaxies and nebulae. The mirrors are made of low-expansion optical glass, which helps ensure the best images under changing environmental conditions. This telescope also comes with a high-quality 2” Crayford focuser. The Crayford design provides precise and smooth movements without focus shifting. It also includes a 2” to 1.25” adapter and a 2” extension tube, so you can use virtually any 1.25” or 2” telescope eyepiece with your StarSense Explorer Dobsonian. The focuser also features a thumbscrew so you can lock in the sharpest focus. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites Even if you live in a light-polluted city location, the Celestron StarSense Explorer 10” Dobsonian is advanced enough to easily pick out Jupiter, Saturn, open star clusters like the Pleiades, double stars like Alberio, the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, and more of the best and brightest celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 10" Dobsonian and relatively dark skies, hundreds of fascinating objects are well within your reach. Transporting your StarSense Explorer Dobsonian is easy thanks to the ergonomic carry handles located at the balance point of the tube and base. Dust covers are also included for the front of the tube and the focuser. Smartphone Compatibility                   Celestron StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up, and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. Patented StarSense Sky Recognition Technology StarSense Explorer uses patented technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly orient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone's gyros and accelerometers, which aren't as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. Enhance Your Setup Keep your phone charged all night while exploring with your StarSense Explorer by adding the PowerTank Glow 5000 to your must-have accessories (sold separately). This 2-in-1 accessory was made with the StarSense Explorer Dobs in mind, it has a red flashlight PLUS a USB power bank for charging mobile devices in the field. Connect the PowerTank Glow 5000 to the two posts at the front of the StarSense Explorer dock with the included bands so it is held in a convenient location for charging your smartphone while in use. To achieve the sharpest views faster, we recommend pairing the StarSense Explorer 10” Dobsonian with the USB Cooling Fan for Dobsonian Telescopes (sold separately). The fan cools the primary mirror to the ambient outdoor temperature faster, leaving you more time to observe.  It mounts directly onto the rear cell of the Dobsonian and works with any USB power source.     READ FULL REVIEW     READ FULL REVIEW     READ FULL REVIEW     READ FULL REVIEW     READ FULL REVIEW   READ FULL REVIEW   READ FULL REVIEW   READ FULL REVIEW LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE SHOW MORE   A: The easiest way is to visit Celestron.com/sse with your smartphone’s web browser and run a compatibility check. Otherwise, you can go to the same webpage on your computer and view a list of tested Android smartphones. If your model is listed, your smartphone is compatible. If your model is not listed, it does not necessarily mean it is incompatible, just that it hasn’t been tested yet. In general, Android devices running Android 7.1.2 and higher that were manufactured in 2016 or later are usually compatible.If you are still unsure, download the StarSense Explorer app from Google Play. When you open the app, it will indicate compatibility.                                                                                                                      

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