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Visionary Starla 8omm Refracting telescope.  <strong><span style='color: #ff6600;'>FREE SHIPPING</span></strong> Visionary Starla 8omm Refracting telescope. FREE SHIPPING
The Visionary STARLA80 is a great quality 900mm refracng telescope designed and ready for the beginner in astronomy.
The AZ-1 ou;it has everything in the box to get started in astronomy
It is very easy to set up and so easy to use.
The STARLA80 however will grow with the hobby as it is fully compable with 1.25” eyepieces, standard filters and accessories.
We have chosen the AZ mount for this outfit as this is quick and easy to use for the novice. The STARLA80 is however compable with EQ mounts too.
900mm focal length refracng telescope
• 80mm objecve
• Includes AZ mount and full size tripod with accessory tray.
• Includes 2 eyepieces ( plossl 10mm, plossl 25mm )
• Includes 900 diagonal viewer
• Includes 5x24 side ?nderscope
• Everything in the box to get started in astronomy
• Fully compable with all standard 1.25” eyepieces, ?lters and accessories
• Set up in less than 5 minutes
• Easy to use

Price: 199.00



Junior <em>INFINITY-76P</em>  76mm (3") f/300 Parabolic Reflector Telescope   Junior INFINITY-76P 76mm (3") f/300 Parabolic Reflector Telescope
The infinity 76P Childrens telescope or at SBTC Affectionately known as the Penguin! is a fantastic and innovative
Telescope to inspire and introduce to Astronomy not only Children but adults too!
Set it on a sturdy table or garden bench or hold it by hand. Either way it is so easy and convenient to use.
No wonder it has won so much appraise and recognition in the world of Astronomy.
A perfect addition to even the most experienced astronomers Kit!
The attractive Sky-Watcher INFINITY-76 telescopes house the Aspherical Technology usually only found in larger, more expensive telescopes. The primary mirror is altered during polishing to bring the light rays onto a common focal plane, resulting in sharp images full of detail. The INFINITY-76 collects 131% more starlight than the average 50mm toy telescope, bringing hundreds more objects into view. Its intuitive up-down, left-right manoeuvrability makes it a perfect user-friendly telescope for kids. Setting up the telescope is so easy that it is almost ready right out of the box, allowing your kids to easily explore the exciting universe to their hearts’ content.
Magnification: x30
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mm
Telescope Focal Length: 300mm (f/4)
Eyepiece Supplied: x30 Erecting (*Provides upright image suitable for terrestrial use)
Parabolic Primary Mirror
Helical Focusing

Table-Top Cradle
Gift Box
Included in The independant Ten Best Telecopes feature, chosen by Robin Scagell, Vice President of The Society for Popular Astronomy.
OVL 10942

Price: 49.99



Astronomy starter kit special offer. ( Mercury 607, 7X50  Binoculars and Planisphere) Astronomy starter kit special offer. ( Mercury 607, 7X50 Binoculars and Planisphere)
We have put together this great starter package which is great for kids and adults alike. The mercury 607, a popular starter scope is ideal for lunar observing and planets. Perfectly complimented by the 7x50 binoculars which give great views of deep space objects like nebula and galaxies, comets and the milky way.
Add to this the Popular and very useful planisphere to help you find your way around the night sky.
Why not use the binoculars for a spot of land viewing too and you really will get the most out of this great deal.

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Price: 99.00



<em>HERITAGE-76 Telescope </em> HERITAGE-76 Telescope
HERITAGE-76 76mm (3") f/300 mini Dobsonian Telescope
“International Year of Astronomy Special Edition”

The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece, desk or shelf ornament, and ideal gift.

The beautiful, luxurious tube graphics depict a richly historical theme. The images have been specially designed to symbolise Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic church. Galileo Galilei’s public championing of Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism, which was contrary to the geocentric beliefs at the time, eventually led to him being denounced to the Roman Inquisition. He was subsequently tried, suspected of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Of course Galileo, “The father of modern science” and “The father of modern observational astronomy” was proved right in the end.
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.
OVL 10212
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Price: 59.99



SKYWATCHER ASTROLUX TELESCOPE 76mm (3") f/700 Newtonian Reflector SKYWATCHER ASTROLUX TELESCOPE 76mm (3") f/700 Newtonian Reflector
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x28, x56, x70 & x140
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x152
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mm
Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/9.2)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
X2 Barlow Lens
6x24 Finderscope
AZ1 Alt-Azimuth Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tube Weight 1.76Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 12.5cm x 68.5cm
Tripod Height 67-119cm
Shipping Weight 7 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 101 x 32.5 x 27 cm3
OVL 10708



Price: 89.99


Add Moon Filter £12.00



<em>HERITAGE-130P Telescope  </em> HERITAGE-130P Telescope
HERITAGE-130P FlexTube™ 130mm (5.1") f/650 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope
“International Year of Astronomy 2009 Special Edition”

The Heritage-130P has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece and ideal gift. The telescope tube is adorned with the names of many famous figures that have made significant contributions to the advancement of astronomy over this 400yr period, including Galileo Galilei himself.

Housing the same superb Parabolic Primary Mirror as our highly-renowned Explorer-130P, this telescope is an excellent and capable all-rounder which will provide wonderful views of both the Moon & Planets as well as Deep-Sky Objects. The collapsible patented FlexTube™ system has been incorporated making it even more convenient to transport and store. The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a superb, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box. Supplied in presentation Giftbox.
OVL 10213
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Price: 169.00



Mercury 607 refractor telescope Mercury 607 refractor telescope
The Mercury 607 Telescope is a 60mm
diameter refracting Telescope. This telescope is a great little starter Telescope
and is ideal for the junior user or the beginner to the world of Astronomy.
It gives Excellent clear and close up images of the Moon's craters and Mountains.
You can see the rings around Saturn and the cloud bands of Jupiter.
Also depending on how dark your viewing site is a host of deep space objects.
All round a good choice if you want to spend a little or just test the water!
The whole setup is very light weight and compact for portabilty, making it great for holidays
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x35, x70, x140
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm
Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/11.66)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 20mm
x1.5 Erecting Eyepiece
x2 Barlow Lens 1.25"
5x24 Finderscope
1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
Fully Coated Optics
Alt-Azimuth Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tube material: Aluminium
OVL 10718


Price: 64.99



 MERCURY-707 TELESCOPE MERCURY-707 TELESCOPE
The Mercury 707 Refractor Telescope is a slightly larger diameter Telescope
than the Mercury 607 giving a 36 percent increase in light gathering power.
an ideal starter telescope for children and adults alike.
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x28, x56, x70 & x140
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
X2 Barlow Lens
6x24 Finderscope
1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
Alt-Azimuth Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tube material: Aluminium
OVL 10720


Price: 89.99



CAPRICORN-70 (EQ1)  70mm (2.75") f/900 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE   CAPRICORN-70 (EQ1) 70mm (2.75") f/900 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE
The Capricorn 70 Refractor Telescope is a firm favourite at SBTC.
This Equatorially mounted telescope is a great starter telescope
and has won lots of respect in the Astronomy world.
this telescope represents excellent value for money and we have sold
hundreds of them over the years.
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/12.8)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Barlow Lens
6x24 Finderscope
1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
EQ1 Equatorial Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tube material: Aluminium
36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
"Fine Optics and Accessories" ....... "Meets all expectations and is the perfect starter scope"
BBC Sky At Night Magazine
OVL 10796


Price: 119.00



MERCURY-705  70mm (2.75") f/500 REFRACTOR   MERCURY-705 70mm (2.75") f/500 REFRACTOR
The Mercury 705 Refractor Telesscope is a compact scope
ideal for those wanting something ultra portable and lightweight.
This little refractor is mounted on the simple to use AZ3 Altazimuth
mount. It has basic up/down, left/right slow motion movement via
cable controls. This Telescope is ideal for those wanting a Telescope
that can be used for both Astronomy and Land viewing
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x20 & x50
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/7.14)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
45 deg erecting Star Diagonal 1.25"
AZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tube material: Aluminium
36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
OVL 10721



Price: 139.00



SKYHAWK-114  114mm (4.5") f/1000 Catadioptric Newtonian Reflector  SKYHAWK-114 114mm (4.5") f/1000 Catadioptric Newtonian Reflector
The Skyhawk 114 telescope is a fantastic starter scope
and is highly recommended by SBTC.
It represents excellent value for money and comes with everything
needed to get started in Astronomy.
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x40, x80, x100, x200
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/8.77)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Barlow Lens
Red Dot Finder
EQ1 Equatorial Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
125% more Light Gathering than 76mm
OVL 10921



Price: 149.00


Add moon filter £12.00

Add Economy Motor drive £29.99

Add Motor Drive with Multi Speed Handset £69.99



SKYHAWK-1145P  114mm (4.5") f/500 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope    SKYHAWK-1145P 114mm (4.5") f/500 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope
In our opinion at SBTC this has got to be one of the best little starter telescopes on the market.
The Skyhawk 1145P Telescope has won several awards and best buys in Astronomy magazine reviews, and rightfully so.
If you are just starting out in Astronomy and have a limited budget then this is a model well worth giving consideration.
The SKYHAWK-1145P model features a premium-quality Parabolic Primary Mirror, normally found in larger more expensive telescopes, to eliminate spherical aberrations, producing even sharper, higher-contrast images which are full of detail. A parabolic or more accurately a "paraboloidal" mirror, is ground to a shape which brings all incoming light rays to a perfect focus, on axis. In addition they feature 0.5mm Ultra-Thin secondary mirror supports, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

Magnifications (with optics supplied): x20, x40, x50, x100
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Barlow Lens
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Red Dot Finder
EQ1 Equatorial Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
125% more Light Gathering than 76mm
Recipient of two group test winner awards in BBC Sky at Night Magazine. This model now includes a x2 Barlow Lens!!.
OVL 10709




See BBC Sky at Night Magazine review

Price: 159.00


Add Moon filter £12.00

Add Economy Motor Drive £29.99

Add Motor Drive with Multi Speed Handset £69.99



EXPLORER-130  130mm (5.1") f/900 Newtonian Reflector    EXPLORER-130 130mm (5.1") f/900 Newtonian Reflector
The Skywatcher Explorer 130 is one of our most popular starter Telescopes
as it has a good aperture and a mount that easily supports the tube with enough
stability. It certainly represents excellent value for money.
It has started many of our customers off in Astronomy, Some of whom have progressed to
bigger and better scopes, Some who have stuck with the 130 as it gives them enough
to keep their interest going.
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Telescope Focal Lengh: 900mm (f/6.92)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Barlow Lens
Red Dot Finder
EQ2 Equatorial Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
OVL 10922



Price: 189.00


Add moon filter £12.00

Add Economy Motor Drive £29.99

Add Motor Drive with Multi Speed Handset £69.99



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