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Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102 £79.99 (was £179.99)

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Jessops Astronomical Telescope 1100-102

Got one for my dad for Xmas, seems pretty good.


Description:
Larger telescope for brighter deep sky images

Unlike many starter telescopes, the Jessops 1100-102 Reflector Telescope has a 102mm objective diameter, much larger than the 60-80mm normally found.

What benefit does this have? Well it means that there's a much larger area to capture light which means a much brighter image and sharper details.

This well built telescope comes supplied with three eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens for a range of different magnifications. The tripod mount also has a fine adjustment feature for easy following of astronomical objects.

Specifications

Configuration: Newtonian Reflector
1100mm Focal length
102mm objective diameter
Red dot finder scope
3x Barlow lens supplied
6mm, 12.5mm & 20mm eyepieces included
Maximum magnification of 400x
Including tripod & counter balance weights
Micro adjustment controls
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Top Comments (3)

    scrads
    If you want to actually get decent results from your stargazing it's worth investing that little bit more and purchasing a telescope with a diameter of 120mm or more. This will allow you to easily see the rings of Saturn and the Bands on Jupiter.
    Also a 3x Barlow lens could end up over magnifying and distorting your images - magnification isn't the key to a good telescope/eyepiece - it's all about the amount of light that can be focused correctly.

    Can't go wrong with either Sky-Watcher or Celestron telescopes
    mosskeeto
    Don't forget the code for 10% discount. BINOS10
    ludwig352
    fing
    Doods1875
    Excellent for pervy neighbours......


    bearing in mind astronomical telescopes show an inverted (upside down image)


    Just mount the telescope upside down.

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    Nerak80
    Wish i could afford one. Great dwal OP :-)
    mosskeeto
    Don't forget the code for 10% discount. BINOS10
    Saintledger
    Would love to get something like this but apparently the best way to get into stargazing is to buy a set of 10x50 binoculars to begin with, and then progress to investing in a telescope if you enjoy it.
    jon1000jon
    Looks ok but I wouldn't expect great results from this. Great for the price though.
    scrads
    If you want to actually get decent results from your stargazing it's worth investing that little bit more and purchasing a telescope with a diameter of 120mm or more. This will allow you to easily see the rings of Saturn and the Bands on Jupiter.
    Also a 3x Barlow lens could end up over magnifying and distorting your images - magnification isn't the key to a good telescope/eyepiece - it's all about the amount of light that can be focused correctly.

    Can't go wrong with either Sky-Watcher or Celestron telescopes
    Rou
    I'm sooooo tempted!! can anyone show the slightly more expensive ones that are possibly a better buy?

    I'm no expert and would appreciate the advice..
    Amerviv
    scrads
    If you want to actually get decent results from your stargazing it's worth investing that little bit more and purchasing a telescope with a diameter of 120mm or more. This will allow you to easily see the rings of Saturn and the Bands on Jupiter.
    Also a 3x Barlow lens could end up over magnifying and distorting your images - magnification isn't the key to a good telescope/eyepiece - it's all about the amount of light that can be focused correctly.

    Can't go wrong with either Sky-Watcher or Celestron telescopes

    Hi, I'm looking to buy a good one for my son on his 11th Birthday to use it for a few years between £100-£200 can you advice from your experience which is the best to buy within this budget including any accessories Sky-Watcher or Celestron, please send some links
    Thanks
    Amerviv
    BINOCULARS USERS:
    Any recommendation which Binoculars is better for the quality:
    SAKURA SUPER RESOLUTION ZOOM BINOCULARS 21 X -260 x60
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251068074556?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

    Or: Serious User Binoculars 10x50 Special Anti Glare Fully Coated Optics
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221078085972?var=520100859128&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
    Please advice, thanks

    Edited By: Amerviv on Jan 01, 2013 16:54
    smr1
    Don't waste your money on those binoculars. IF you don't want to spend much more than that I'd look for a secondhand pair made by a known company or some old Russian glasses.

    As for the telescope it's probably better to get something like a Skywatcher Heritage 130mm Newtonian as it's a larger diameter, is f5 and has a parabolic mirror. The Jessops also doesn't look long enough to be 1.1m (slow scope, narrow field of view) so they must have some sort of lens or barlow built in, probably at the focuser?
    smr1
    I see you can get the Skywatcher Skyhawk 1145P for £125 which would probably be a better buy being 114mm diameter. It's only f4.4 which might mean it shows up cheap eyepieces more than a longer scope though.
    Amerviv
    Thanks, but as you said •Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.4), so i'm not sure about it.
    Amerviv
    Skywatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Astro Telescope or SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Heritage-130P 5.1" both same price on ebay
    Or pay a bit more and have Skywatcher Explorer 130m Newtonian Reflector Telescope, what do you reckon?
    I have no idea for the quality (For the images) and what the different between them, anybody knows?
    ricoshay
    Hmm this looked a good price at first, but going by some of your comments and then doing a quick bit of research makes me think this is pretty average.

    A good deal considering the savings - so voted hot based on that. But for anyone looking to do a bit of serious stargazing it's definitely worth going for something a bit more expensive. I've seen a few with very good reviews and still under or close to £200 mark.
    Beanchimp
    I have a Meade DS-2000 I think the model is, bought from Costco its a great scope and you can see the eye on Jupiter, which was pretty awesome

    Only problem I have with it is setting it up as the sky is never clear enough to line up the reference stars to let it track decent stuff
    heroesfan
    Just in time for Stargazing Live!
    fing
    I think a telescope like that maybe outgrown very quickly if this develops into a hobby. Its your choice I suppose.

    Out of those three, I'd go for the heritage as its more user friendly for a beginner

    With regards to the binoculars, I'd get any cheap pair you want with 10x50 as being ideal, these will be useful for picking out constellations and finding where things are. I'd not be concerned with quality of optics just yet!

    Telescopes, there are two types of mounts. Equatorial, the tripod style that moves in line with the movement of the sky (the explorers use an equatorial mount). These need to be set up before use.

    Dobsonian mounts (the heritage series) don't require a long set up time, these units move up/down left/right, set up and ready to go in minutes.

    The heritage is more user friendly to a beginner, I'd get that one tbh,

    and if you had a little more, NOTHING will beat a 6 inch SKYLINER 150MM skywatcher dobsonian.







    Edited By: fing on Jan 01, 2013 20:22: error
    Doods1875
    Excellent for pervy neighbours......
    fing
    Doods1875
    Excellent for pervy neighbours......


    bearing in mind astronomical telescopes show an inverted (upside down image)
    andythebrave
    For entry to astronomy I would recommend low magnification large objective binoculars such as these Nikon 7 x 50


    Edited By: andythebrave on Jan 01, 2013 22:52: incorrect link
    schutz
    Dont bother, load of **** to be blunt and will just be money squandered. You "need" to spend a little bit more and buy at least a 6" reflector, I know that means spending a fair few quid more but if you dont its just £80 wasted as reflectors of this size will show most planets as a disc with little detail.

    I started on a 6" skywatcher telescope about 5 years ago (found on this website haha) and whilst not being particularly powerful I could see Saturns rings and Jupiters details adequately, although still not great. Anything less than 6" is pointless, if you cant afford a reflector of that size, your wasting your money and just get some binos instead.

    As the person above me said, skywatcher is pretty decent for the money, I paid I think £180 for mine 5 years ago which came with a motor. Not sure if prices have gone down much but there is bound to be some within the £100+ price range.

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