Skywatcher Heritage 76 Telescope £36.45 (using code) @ Jessops
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Skywatcher Heritage 76 Telescope £36.45 (using code) @ Jessops

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Found 16th Oct 2016
A great starter telescope for kids or even adults. It's £36.45 by using code WEEKEND10

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rubbish. you've only got to breath on these and you've lost what you were looking at. definitely no good for kids.

Sure? I'm looking for one but never know which is the best for beginners

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papito

Sure? I'm looking for one but never know which is the best for beginners



If you've a bit more money to spend go for the Skywatcher Heritage 100P for about £90 and if you could stretch to £130 go for the Skywatcher Heritage 130P, it has some great reviews on it.

papito

Sure? I'm looking for one but never know which is the best for beginners



I bought one of these for my brother a few years ago and didn't have any problem with movement when I was looking at the moon and even Jupiter.

You'll get bored easily with a small scope like this though, especially if you live in a light polluted area.

Probably better to go a step up and get something like this amazon.co.uk/Sky…ian and buy some more more lenses including a Barlow.

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If you're not fussed about used, this is a good deal if on a budget

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope (Used) £49.99

maplin.co.uk/p/c…1qn

cmncomp

rubbish. you've only got to breath on these and you've lost what you were … rubbish. you've only got to breath on these and you've lost what you were looking at. definitely no good for kids.



My 6 and 9 year old children both managed fine with one of these. I'm sure the bigger ones are better, but you'll soon know if they're interested in freezing themselves in the middle of winter to look at a slightly fuzzy image of Saturn - I have a feeling it was me that was more excited by the fact you could see the rings, rather than them.

You can also get a good image of the moon with one of these, I've even managed to follow aircraft flying overhead at 38000 feet, without much difficulty, you just have to learn to be careful.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 16th Oct 2016

Thanks for your replies

DEALofaLifetime

If you're not fussed about used, this is a good deal if on a … If you're not fussed about used, this is a good deal if on a budgetCelestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope (Used) £49.99http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-powerseeker-114eq-reflector-telescope-used-b71qn



for a first scope would you go for this or the skywatcher 130p please?

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mayzi

for a first scope would you go for this or the skywatcher 130p please?



Skywatcher Heritage 130P

DEALofaLifetime

Skywatcher Heritage 130P



I bought the used one earlier lol
I'll look at the differences later and decide

I've said this on many of these cheap telescope thread's that the best telescope you can buy as a beginner is actually a pair of binoculars. They are much more versatile and can be put to other uses besides astronomy. They are great for finding your way about the skies and will show great detail of the Moon and deep sky objects, you may even make out the moons of Jupiter.

If the bins whet your appetite then buy something around 6" (150mm) as a reflector or 4" (100mm) as a refractor.

I've 3 pairs of bins and a 4" refractor but I use the bins far more than my telescope.

GlentoranMark

I've said this on many of these cheap telescope thread's that the best … I've said this on many of these cheap telescope thread's that the best telescope you can buy as a beginner is actually a pair of binoculars. They are much more versatile and can be put to other uses besides astronomy. They are great for finding your way about the skies and will show great detail of the Moon and deep sky objects, you may even make out the moons of Jupiter.If the bins whet your appetite then buy something around 6" (150mm) as a reflector or 4" (100mm) as a refractor.I've 3 pairs of bins and a 4" refractor but I use the bins far more than my telescope.



which pair would you recommend please?

This is not the site to ask the question, you'd be better asking on a more specialised forum like Stargazerslounge. I attended a lecture by the guy that runs Binocularsky site a few weeks ago and it's maybe a bit more concise for beginners.

I own 2 pairs of 10 x 50's, one I think are a Bresser pair bought out of Lidl, I also own a pair of Celestron 15 x 70's. All 3 are decent. You get what you pay for but the good news is, optics have improved and prices have dropped in the many years I've been a casual observer. I can recommend the Celestron brand, they are mass producers of decent quality optics but consult the above sites and ask people that know a lot more than me.

Clear skies!

mayzi

which pair would you recommend please?


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