Welcome to the assistant in choosing a telescope!
Please specify the purchase budget and then select the observation location:
Meade Infinity 70 (review)
Meade StarPro 70 AZ
Synta Sky-Watcher BK705AZ2 (review)
Synta Sky-Watcher BK707AZ2
Celestron Powerseeker 70 AZ (analogue review)
Synta Sky-Watcher BK767AZ1
Sky-Watcher BK Mak102EQ2
Sky-Watcher BK Mak102EQ2
Synta Sky-Watcher BKP150750EQ3-2 (ready for astrophotgraphy!)
Synta Sky-Watcher BKP1501EQ3-2 (ready for astrophotgraphy!)
Celestron Omni XLT 150 (ready for astrophotgraphy!)
Sky-Watcher BK P130650AZGT SynScan GOTO (ready for lunar and planetary astrophotgraphy)
Celestron NexStar 130 SLT (ready for lunar and planetary astrophotgraphy)
Synta Sky-Watcher BK Dob 8″
Meade LightBridge Plus 10″
Meade LightBridge Plus 12″
Meade LightBridge Plus 16″
About the technique of telescope selection
A sufficiently large category of people buys a telescope to someone as a gift (for example, a child). These people themselves are usually not keen on astronomy and do not want to delve into the subtleties of choosing a telescope. They just need a quick and specific answer to the question – what a good telescope can be bought for a certain amount. No less often, astronomy beginners are severely limited in the purchase budget and are not ready to give more than a certain amount for the first telescope. I made a small table of good and inexpensive telescopes, which proved to be excellent both among beginners and advanced amateur astronomers. I used many telescopes from this list personally, so I have a clear idea of certain nuances and peculiarities of use. In fact, using this service, you completely rely on my opinion, but I hasten to assure you — I will never advise a bad telescope. In any case, these telescopes fully justify their value and with the right approach, they will show a lot of interesting things in the sky. The list of telescopes will be constantly updated.
In this list there are no telescopes with a diameter less than 70 mm In my opinion, 70 mm is a minimum for a beginner amateur in astronomy. In smaller telescopes it is also possible to consider something, however the possibilities of such telescopes are much more modest.
In this case, there are not so many selection criteria – the amount of the purchase and the place of observation. There can be no astrophotograph about any of them – it is a completely separate conversation and a completely different price category. Nevertheless, simple snapshots of the moon or planets can be taken even through budget telescopes.
If you want to learn more about the technique of choosing a telescope (which I highly recommend to do) – especially for you I wrote a number of simple and clear articles:
If you doubt the choice or your budget exceeds the specified amounts – you can ask a question in the comments below. I am sure that this service will help you make the right choice and you will be satisfied with your purchase!