Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope £37 from Amazon
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Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian Telescope £37 from Amazon

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Found 22nd Apr 2015
According to camelcamelcamel £37 is the lowest this little scope has ever been!

It seems to have gone back up now but if you have a Jessops close by you can order one from them at £37 and use code - BINOS10 for 10% off.
Even if you have to pay for delivery the total is £37.29 so not much more than the Amazon deal!

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.

Features
Dobsonian Telescope
Primary mirror 76mm
Focal length (tele) 300
Max aperture (tele) f/4, Size 400mm (height)
Eyepiece 10mm & 25mm, Magnification 12x, 30x

42 Comments

Original Poster

Just noticed they won't have stock until Friday 24th April, but it's free expedited delivery when it is in stock.

thanks for sharing, its a great little scope - so easy to take anywhere. We got the bigger (and nearly 3x this price) 100P as a result of a thread on here at Christmas and have been amazed at the stuff "up there"

I have this on my wish list- Price dropped 21% (was £46.99 when added to Wish List.)

youtube.com/wat…3Tk

worth noting that the Skywatcher eyepieces are much better quality than the ones that come with the similarly prices/sized Celestron 76mm

my 10 year old son has asked for a telescope would you all recommend this

Looks like its £50?

says 49.99 now!

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SIS

my 10 year old son has asked for a telescope would you all recommend this


Yes, at £37.00. Skywatcher is a good make. Not sure if it a great deal at £50, though

It's not a good deal at £50. Cheaper in many places. I would recommend First Light Optics, they are a fantastic company. Looks like the have it for £41, although there is a delivery cost.

Wow... talk about price fluctuations.

SIS - How much did you want to spend?

This is a bargain at £37 and nice intro, it wont do high power views of planets (you need rather bigger/pricier scope for that) but Moon and star clusters look really good. You would see Jupiter and its moons,but probably not the banding on Jupiter.

Get a £4 planisphere kit from Astroboot (or a free App or Carte du Ciels on PC) and you are set to explore. Turn Left at Orion from the library is worth a look too

The Heritage 100P would be the next obvious model to look at, it is supposed to be about the best scope under £100 - if you want to spend that much. Above that you are looking at the various Skywatcher 130P models and £££ up from there

Edited by: "LittleSkink" 22nd Apr 2015

LittleSkink

SIS - How much did you want to spend?This is a bargain and nice intro, it … SIS - How much did you want to spend?This is a bargain and nice intro, it wont do high power views of planets (you need rather bigger/pricier scope for that) but Moon and star clusters look really good. You would see Jupiter and its moons,but probably not the banding on Jupiter.Get a £4 planisphere kit from Astroboot (or a free App or Carte du Ciels on PC) and you are set to explore. Turn Left at Orion from the library is worth a look tooThe Heritage 100P would be the next obvious model to look at, it is supposed to be about the best scope under £100 - if you want to spend that much. Above that you are looking at the various Skywatcher 130P models and £££ up from there


Thanks for that was looking for around 50 pounds but could go up slightly. so any recommendations welcome. Want to be able to actually see things up there!

Not sure about anyone else but it's showing up at £49.99 for me.

for any budding Astronomers who haven't been there yet, Stargazers Lounge is a great forum for finding out about kit etc. And First Light Optics a great shop

IMO £50 might be better spent on binoculars or a mint used scope - lots of telescopes seem to come up barely used second hand

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someguy003

Yes, at £37.00. Skywatcher is a good make. Not sure if it a great deal at … Yes, at £37.00. Skywatcher is a good make. Not sure if it a great deal at £50, though



Try this: Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900 £56.74

amazon.co.uk/dp/…1EC

Bresser is a very good name in Telescope/Binoculars. The Skylux is 70 mm aperture is a particular favourite amongst refractor owners. You get a tripod and eyepieces as well. It is a better telescope than the one in this deal in my opinion.

Great little scope for the price. CPC are doing the Celestron version at £41.94 with free delivery.

Thank you for your spot on Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900. I think I will go with this.

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sakreg

Thank you for your spot on Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900. I think I … Thank you for your spot on Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900. I think I will go with this.



Good Choice!!!

This is a lovely looking mini scope. I bought this for £45.00 a few years ago.

I live in central London and I used this about at about 4am one morning, and I managed to spot Jupiter but the view of it was a coloured blob and its four moons just looked like stars.
Edited by: "GameofDeals" 22nd Apr 2015

stubbadub

Great little scope for the price. CPC are doing the Celestron version at … Great little scope for the price. CPC are doing the Celestron version at £41.94 with free delivery.



£38.99 on amazon.

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Still £37 from Amazon.

someguy003

Try this: Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900 … Try this: Bresser telescope Skylux EL 70/900 £56.74http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ALNC356/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000LDYECG&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=04QTHNZC6F1NDX0K41ECBresser is a very good name in Telescope/Binoculars. The Skylux is 70 mm aperture is a particular favourite amongst refractor owners. You get a tripod and eyepieces as well. It is a better telescope than the one in this deal in my opinion.



Need your opinion again, looks like it is £37.00 on Amazon so which would you recommend of the 2?
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Original Poster

The celestron version of this scope doesn't come with the finder scope or the eyepieces, but you can buy them as an extra for around £15.00.

It does appear to be back at £37 from Amazon now, but the back in stock date has moved to the 37th April.

NaterciaDC

The celestron version of this scope doesn't come with the finder scope or … The celestron version of this scope doesn't come with the finder scope or the eyepieces, but you can buy them as an extra for around £15.00. It does appear to be back at £37 from Amazon now, but the back in stock date has moved to the 37th April.


Does that make it the 7th of May then?

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SIS

Need your opinion again, looks like it is £37.00 on Amazon so which would … Need your opinion again, looks like it is £37.00 on Amazon so which would you recommend of the 2?Thanks



Definitely, the 70 mm Bresser. However, it does depend on other things. Does your 10 y.o have space outside to set up a tripod and the skylux tube is almost one metre long. The Skywatcher one in this deal here can be placed on a table top or on a window sill if you have no outside space so could be more convenient. If you are talking about optics only, the Bresser Skylux refractor is superior to the the Skywatcher model here in virtually everyway

someguy003

Definitely, the 70 mm Bresser. However, it does depend on other things. … Definitely, the 70 mm Bresser. However, it does depend on other things. Does your 10 y.o have space outside to set up a tripod and the skylux tube is almost one metre long. The Skywatcher one in this deal here can be placed on a table top or on a window sill if you have no outside space so could be more convenient. If you are talking about optics only, the Bresser Skylux refractor is superior to the the Skywatcher model here in virtually everyway



Yes we do have a garden and the space but obviously will also need to be placed in the house. To be honest he really just wants to see as much up there as he can. I'm not sure whether to spend the £100 and go for the other model you mentioned as I think it is something he will enjoy and wont be a five minute hobby. So confusing when you have no idea! Thanks for all your help.

Sis, I started with the Celestron Travelscope which is £50 (often cheaper if you look around). Not only is it a good little telescope but you get a full set of good accessories that are worth near £50 themselves.

amazon.co.uk/Cel…ope

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SIS

Yes we do have a garden and the space but obviously will also need to be … Yes we do have a garden and the space but obviously will also need to be placed in the house. To be honest he really just wants to see as much up there as he can. I'm not sure whether to spend the £100 and go for the other model you mentioned as I think it is something he will enjoy and wont be a five minute hobby. So confusing when you have no idea! Thanks for all your help.



The Bresser Skylux model is only £56.74 not £100. Are you looking at the right model? I enclose the link again:

amazon.co.uk/dp/…1EC

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Oneday77

Does that make it the 7th of May then?



Ooops! I didn't notice that

someguy003

The Bresser Skylux model is only £56.74 not £100. Are you looking at the r … The Bresser Skylux model is only £56.74 not £100. Are you looking at the right model? I enclose the link again:http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ALNC356/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000LDYECG&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=04QTHNZC6F1NDX0K41EC


Yes I am, I was talking about the Heritage 100P

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If it helps, the heritage 100P has a 100 mm aperture. This is equivalent to the 70 mm Bresser Skylux. This is because the Heritage 100P and 76P are reflector (mirror) telescopes. The Skylux 70mm is a Refractor (ground glass lens) telescope. Mirror and lens telescopes are not equivalent with respect to aperture. A lower aperture size of a refractor will give the same image quality of a larger aperture reflector telescope ( up to a certain size). In short, the heritage 100P is equivalent to the 70 mm Bresser Skylux in image quality except the latter is much cheaper.

someguy003

If it helps, the heritage 100P has a 100 mm aperture. This is equivalent … If it helps, the heritage 100P has a 100 mm aperture. This is equivalent to the 70 mm Bresser Skylux. This is because the Heritage 100P and 76P are reflector (mirror) telescopes. The Skylux 70mm is a Refractor (ground glass lens) telescope. Mirror and lens telescopes are not equivalent with respect to aperture. A lower aperture size of a refractor will give the same image quality of a larger aperture reflector telescope ( up to a certain size). In short, the heritage 100P is equivalent to the 70 mm Bresser Skylux in image quality except the latter is much cheaper.


brill, thank you

Angof

Sis, I started with the Celestron Travelscope which is £50 (often cheaper … Sis, I started with the Celestron Travelscope which is £50 (often cheaper if you look around). Not only is it a good little telescope but you get a full set of good accessories that are worth near £50 themselves. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-Travel-Scope-Refractor-Outfit/dp/B006MCYAH4/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1429699592&sr=8-9&keywords=newtonian+telescope



thanks will take a look

someguy003

The Bresser Skylux model is only £56.74 not £100. Are you looking at the r … The Bresser Skylux model is only £56.74 not £100. Are you looking at the right model? I enclose the link again:http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ALNC356/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000LDYECG&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=04QTHNZC6F1NDX0K41EC


I've taken a punt on the Amazon Warehouse one, £43 and a 30 day returns option.
Even if the body is a little scabby, the optics are what matters

Can't see it at £37, has it gone up?

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Oneday77

I've taken a punt on the Amazon Warehouse one, £43 and a 30 day returns … I've taken a punt on the Amazon Warehouse one, £43 and a 30 day returns option.Even if the body is a little scabby, the optics are what matters



Check carefully for any scratches on the lens of telescope or any eyepieces with a magnifying glass if it is not new. This will lead to distortion of images. Otherwise, the Bresser Skylux is a great piece of kit in my opinion- Great choice!!

someguy003

Check carefully for any scratches on the lens of telescope or any … Check carefully for any scratches on the lens of telescope or any eyepieces with a magnifying glass if it is not new. This will lead to distortion of images. Otherwise, the Bresser Skylux is a great piece of kit in my opinion- Great choice!!


Thanks for the tip. I've got a DSLR and heaps of lenses so have a good idea on what to look for.

I don't have any experience of refractors so can't compare our 100P with a 70mm. In terms of light gathering etc I think they are not wildly different - the big advantage of the 100P (for us) is it is so compact we take it camping and on holiday. It also easy to store (or stick it on a tripod if we want)

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geordie458

Can't see it at £37, has it gone up?



I think it has gone back up now, Jessops have them for the same price but if you use code 'binos10' it takes 10% off so is £33.30. if you don't have a store close by to collect from you have to pay for delivery and the total is £37.29.

SIS

my 10 year old son has asked for a telescope would you all recommend this


yes I have this perfect starter scope, me and my children often use this, and great price from jessops.jessops.com/sea…age
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