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Celestron 114 LCM Computerised Newtonian telescopeCelestron 114 LCM Computerised Newtonian telescope
Celestron 114 LCM Computerised Newtonian telescope
Computerised telescope - Automatically locates thousands of celestial objects using the NexStar+ hand control.  Observe in minutes - Follow the simple SkyAlign alignment procedure and you're ready to see some planets, or aliens.  Large 114mm aperture - This large Newtonian reflector offers the most light-gathering ability in the LCM telescope family.  All you need - Comes with everything you need to get started with astronomy, including 2 eyepieces and a full-height tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£399.00
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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian with Phone Adapter, T-Adapter and BarlowCelestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian with Phone Adapter, T-Adapter and Barlow
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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian with Phone Adapter, T-Adapter and Barlow
Erecting eyepiece makes this 5in reflector astroscope an excellent spotter.  Multicoated to reduce flare.  65x magnification with 10mm eyepiece.  Weighs 11kg with tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£309.00 £279.00

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Celestron FirstScope Signature Series R.ReevesCelestron FirstScope Signature Series R.Reeves
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Celestron FirstScope Signature Series R.Reeves
High-quality table-top Dobsonian scope - 76mm reflector optical tube.  Simple, portable design that’s easy to use - for astronomers of all levels and a great choice for kids and families.  Includes a free PDF download of the Lunar Landscapes ebook by Robert Reeves.  Newtonian Reflector.  Two Eyepieces, 15x & 75x included.  

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£89.90 £79.90
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Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home ObservatoryCelestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
6 inch/152mm f/2.2 RASA Optical Tube with Computerised GoTo Alt-Az Mount.  Transmits the Image to phone, table or laptop with wi-fi.  Sony Starvis CMOS Sensor, 2.4µ Pixels, Image Stacking for Detail & Colour.  StarSense Sky Recognition Technology with Control via Origin Sky Mapping App.  Built-In Smart Dew Heater & Thermistor.  97.9Wh LiFePO4 battery, 6-Hour Runtime, 2 Cooling/Filtering Fans.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

Available to pre-order now. Limited availability in the UK from May

£3,999.00

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Celestron StarSense AutoguiderCelestron StarSense Autoguider
Celestron StarSense Autoguider
Automatic alignment - Aligns your telescope to the night sky in about three minutes with no user input, thanks to Celestron’s patented StarSense technology.  Autoguiding - Tracks celestial objects accurately for pinpoint stars in long exposure astroimages.  Assisted polar alignment - Walks you through an easy, automated process to dial in the best polar alignment.  High-quality 4-element optical design - Features a unique optical design by famed optical designer Mark Ackermann, with sharper optics than other mini-guidescopes.  Multiple ways to control - Works with your NexStar+ hand control or CPWI telescope control software via a wired PC connection or WiFi.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% FinanceNew this month

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£749.00
Celestron StarSense Explorer 10 inch Dobsonian TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer 10 inch Dobsonian Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer 10 inch Dobsonian Telescope
A large 10 inch parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings - helps you make the most of StarSense technology.  Locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds - and see them in more detail than ever before.  Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology - uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time.  StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible - View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to see even more.  Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2 inch Crayford focuser, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£849.00

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Celestron StarSense Explorer 114 Tabletop Dobsonian TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer 114 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer 114 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearNew listing this week

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£299.00
New this month
Celestron StarSense Explorer 130 Tabletop Dobsonian TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer 130 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer 130 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearNew listing this week

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£399.00

New this month
Celestron StarSense Explorer 150 Tabletop Dobsonian TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer 150 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer 150 Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gearNew listing this week

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£499.00
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 8 inch Dobsonian TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer 8 inch Dobsonian Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 8 inch Dobsonian Telescope
Large 8 Inch aperture - The Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector astroscope packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer.  Fully automated - The GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects locates and tracks for you with pinpoint accuracy.  SkyAlign technology - This proprietary device gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.  Compact and portable - Its compact form factor is easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.  Astroimaging made easy - Using simple, inexpensive adapters, connect your DSLR or astronomical camera & capture your own images of celestial objects.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£649.00 £629.00

Pre-order Deposit for Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home ObservatoryPre-order Deposit for Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
Pre-order Deposit for Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
6 inch/152mm f/2.2 RASA Optical Tube with Computerised GoTo Alt-Az Mount.  Transmits the Image to phone, table or laptop with wi-fi.  Sony Starvis CMOS Sensor, 2.4µ Pixels, Image Stacking for Detail & Colour.  StarSense Sky Recognition Technology with Control via Origin Sky Mapping App.  Built-In Smart Dew Heater & Thermistor.  97.9Wh LiFePO4 battery, 6-Hour Runtime, 2 Cooling/Filtering Fans.  

Available to pre-order now. Pre-order now. Limited stock expected in the UK in May.

£100.00
£20 Discount
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZCelestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ
127mm (5 inch) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings.  Manual altazimuth mount with altitude slow motion adjustment with a sliding rod.  StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead.  Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£299.00 £279.00

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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Reflector TelescopeCelestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
Large 6 Inch aperture - The Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector astroscope packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer.  Fully automated - The GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects locates and tracks for you with pinpoint accuracy.  SkyAlign technology - This proprietary device gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.  Compact and portable - Its compact form factor is easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.  Astroimaging made easy - Using simple, inexpensive adapters, connect your DSLR or astronomical camera & capture your own images of celestial objects.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Limited Stock

£1,349.00 £1,249.00
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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Reflector TelescopeCelestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
Use your iPhone or iPad to quickly navigate around the database of 40,000 objects.  Exceptional light-gathering.  Easy transport and quick to set up.  Sturdy construction.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£1,699.00 £1,599.00

£50 Discount
Celestron Astromaster 130EQ-MD Reflector TelescopeCelestron Astromaster 130EQ-MD Reflector Telescope
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Celestron Astromaster 130EQ-MD Reflector Telescope
Erecting eyepiece makes this 5in reflector astroscope an excellent spotter.  Multicoated to reduce flare.  Motorized mount.  65x magnification with 10mm eyepiece.  Weighs 11kg with tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£319.00 £269.00
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Celestron NexStar 5 inch SLT SCTCelestron NexStar 5 inch SLT SCT
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Celestron NexStar 5 inch SLT SCT
High quality 127mm Schmidt Cassegrain Astro Telescope.  Fully computerised Altazimuth mount.  StarPointer red dot finderscope to help with alignment and the accurate location of celestial objects.  Good for terrestrial and celestial observing.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

in stock Limited Stock

£699.00 £599.00

£20 Discount
Celestron AstroFi 130mm Newtonian Reflector TelescopeCelestron AstroFi 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope
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Celestron AstroFi 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Integrated WiFi for pairing with an iPad or Smartphone for touchscreen control and information.  Five inch, 130mm reflector plus fully-coated glass optics.  Supplied with Finderscope and two eyepieces.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Limited Stock

£499.00 £479.00
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Celestron Inspire 70mm AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron Inspire 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope
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Celestron Inspire 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope
Fully coated optics.  Sturdy tripod with alt-azimuth mount, folding tray and built-in LED torch.  Erect image for terrestrial use as a Spotting Scope.  Integrated smartphone adaptor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

End of line. Available while supplier stocks last. Please allow 10 days for delivery

£219.00 £199.00

£15 Discount
Celestron Astromaster 114EQ Reflector TelescopeCelestron Astromaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope
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Celestron Astromaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope
Erecting eyepiece makes this humble 4.5in reflector astroscope an excellent spotter.  Multicoated to reduce flare.  50x magnification with the 20mm eyepiece.  Weighs 7.7kg with tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Limited Stock

£229.00 £214.00
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Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerised Reflector TelescopeCelestron NexStar 4SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
Easy set-up.  Starbright XLT coatings.  Maksutov-Cassegrain reflector scope.  Erecting eyepiece.  4inch objective/1325mm astroscope.  Fully computerised motorized mount with database of over 40,000 celestial objects.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£699.00 £649.00

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102 Refractor TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer DX 102 Refractor Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102 Refractor Telescope
Use your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real time.  

No stock. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery

£469.00
£20 Discount
Celestron AstroFi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector TelescopeCelestron AstroFi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
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Celestron AstroFi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain with fully coated glass optics.  SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.  Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.  Astro Fi’s lens cap does double duty as a smartphone adapter.  Offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Limited Stock

£449.00 £429.00

Collins Moongazing Book
Collins Moongazing Book
An in-depth guide from the Royal Observatory Greenwich for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers.   Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration.  Detailed advice is given on how to choose a telescope and how to capture the Moon in sketches.  Discover all you need to know about eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, conjunctions and occultations.  End of line - available while stocks last

in stock While stocks last - One only

£8.90
£50 Discount
Celestron AstroFi 6 inch Wi-Fi SCTCelestron AstroFi 6 inch Wi-Fi SCT
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Celestron AstroFi 6 inch Wi-Fi SCT
6 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Astro Telescope- with fully coated glass optics.  Adjustable height tripod - includes an accessory tray.  Control your telescope via integrated WiFi - using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.  The Astro Fi 6 inch comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 10 mm), a star diagonal, an smartphone adapter, and a StarPointer finderscope.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

End of line. Available while supplier stocks last. Please allow 10 days for delivery

£799.00 £749.00

Celestron AstroFi 127 Wi-Fi MaksutovCelestron AstroFi 127 Wi-Fi Maksutov
Celestron AstroFi 127 Wi-Fi Maksutov
102mm Maksutov Cassegrain Astro Telescope - with fully coated glass optics.  Control your telescope via integrated WiFi - using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.  Generate a Sky Tour of all the best celestial objects to view - based on your exact time and location.  The Astro Fi 127 comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), a star diagonal, an integrated smartphone adapter, and a red dot finderscope.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

End of line. Available while supplier stocks last. Please allow 10 days for delivery

£599.00
£20 Discount
Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ-MD Newtonian with Phone Adapter and Moon FilterCelestron AstroMaster 114EQ-MD Newtonian with Phone Adapter and Moon Filter
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Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ-MD Newtonian with Phone Adapter and Moon Filter
Erecting eyepiece makes this humble 4.5in reflector astroscope an excellent spotter.  Multicoated to reduce flare.  50x magnification with the 20mm eyepiece.  Weighs 7.7kg with tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock Good Stock

£269.00 £249.00

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Reflector TelescopeCelestron NexStar 130SLT Reflector Telescope
Celestron NexStar 130SLT Reflector Telescope
Newton reflector.  Erecting eyepiece.  5in reflector astroscope and spotter.  Multicoated to reduce flare.  Fully computerised motorized mount with database of over 4000 celestial objects.  26x or 72x magnification with supplied eyepieces.  Weighs 8kg with tripod.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

in stock In Stock

£549.00
Celestron NexStar 6 inch SLT SCTCelestron NexStar 6 inch SLT SCT
Celestron NexStar 6 inch SLT SCT
High quality 150mm Schmidt Cassegrain Astro Telescope.  StarPointer red dot finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.  Fully computerised Altazimuth mount.  Includes Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£799.00

£150 Discount
Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Reflector TelescopeCelestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerised Reflector Telescope
Large 5 Inch aperture - The Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector astroscope packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer.  Fully automated - The GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects locates and tracks for you with pinpoint accuracy.  SkyAlign technology - This proprietary device gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes.  Compact and portable - Its compact form factor is easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.  Astroimaging made easy - Using simple, inexpensive adapters, connect your DSLR or astronomical camera & capture your own images of celestial objects.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£1,099.00 £949.00
£30 Discount
Celestron 90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector TelescopeCelestron 90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
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Celestron 90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Reflector Telescope
Multicoated Optics.  Compact and Portable.  Erect Image System for Terrestrial and Astronomical Use.  Accepts T-Adapter for DSLR (= 1250mm f/14 lens).  32 mm Eyepiece.   45deg Erect Image Diagonal and 8x21 Erect Image Finder scope,.  Nylon Backpack.   weighs 2.27kg.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

No stock. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery

£279.00 £249.00

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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 Reflector TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 Reflector Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 Reflector Telescope
Use your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real time.  

in stock In Stock

£399.00
£30 Discount
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ Reflector TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ Reflector Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ Reflector Telescope
Use your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real time.  

No stock. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery

£249.00 £219.00

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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope
Use your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real time.  

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£219.00 £199.00
Celestron Astromaster LT 70S AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron Astromaster LT 70S AZ Refractor Telescope
Celestron Astromaster LT 70S AZ Refractor Telescope
Ideal for beginners wanting to start their astronomy adventure.  Easy to setup - simple to use and affordable too.  Fully coated optics ensure great clarity, with minimal signs of chromatic aberration.  

No stock. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery

£139.00

£10 Discount
Celestron Inspire 80mm AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron Inspire 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope
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Celestron Inspire 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope
Fully coated optics.  Sturdy tripod with alt-azimuth mount, folding tray and built-in LED torch.  Erect image for terrestrial use as a Spotting Scope.  Integrated smartphone adaptor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£249.00 £239.00
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Celestron Inspire 100mm AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron Inspire 100mm AZ Refractor Telescope
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Celestron Inspire 100mm AZ Refractor Telescope
Fully coated optics.  Sturdy tripod with alt-azimuth mount, folding tray and built-in LED torch.  Erect image for terrestrial use as a Spotting Scope.  Integrated smartphone adaptor.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£299.00 £259.00

Celestron AC Adapter, 12V DC 5-Amp, InternationalCelestron AC Adapter, 12V DC 5-Amp, International
Celestron AC Adapter, 12V DC 5-Amp, International
Celestron AC Adapter, 12V DC 5-Amp, International The Celestron AC adapter has a standard 2-prong North American power plug on a 6 inch cord on one end, and a 5.5mm circular DC output jack on a 6 inch cord on the other side; in between is a transformer box. The North American plug cord is detachable from the transformer; the cord with the 5.5mm DC plug point is permanently attached to the transformer....

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Celestron Canon EOS T-Ring, T-mount for Canon EOS DSLR
Celestron Canon EOS T-Ring, T-mount for Canon EOS DSLR
Celestron Canon EOS T-Ring, T-mount for Canon EOS DSLR

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£19.90

Celestron Canon EOS-M T-Ring, T-mount for EOS M cameras
Celestron Canon EOS-M T-Ring, T-mount for EOS M cameras
Celestron Canon EOS-M T-Ring, T-mount for EOS M cameras

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£19.90
Celestron Eyepiece & Filter Kit
Celestron Eyepiece & Filter Kit
Celestron Eyepiece & Filter Kit This 1.25” Eyepiece & Filter Kit includes 14 accessories that will add new life to your telescope and your observing! You’ll get five quality Plossl eyepieces, a 2X Barlow Lens, six colored filters to improve observations of the planets, a Moon filter, and a foam-fitted aluminum carry case with extra room to grow Five eyepieces and a Barlow lens...

No stock on site. Please allow 14 days for delivery

£249.00

Celestron Eyepiece Filter Set, 1.25in
Celestron Eyepiece Filter Set, 1.25in
This 1.25 inch Eyepiece & Filter Kit includes 14 accessories that will add new life to your telescope and your observing!.  Five Superior Grade Plössl Eyepieces 1.25” multi coated for maximum contrast and resolution.  A Moon filter will increase your enjoyment of lunar observations by dimming the brightness and increasing contrast.  Supplied in custom aluminum carrying case.  

in stock Limited Stock

£39.90
Celestron Focus Motor for SCT/EDGE HD telescopesCelestron Focus Motor for SCT/EDGE HD telescopes
Celestron Focus Motor for SCT/EDGE HD telescopes
Celestron Focus Motor for SCT/EDGE HD telescopes The Focus Motor for SCT & EdgeHD provides electronic focusing for Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) and EdgeHD telescope optical tubes. With the focus motor installed, you can bring celestial objects into sharp, precise focus using your telescope’s hand controller or a computer instead of using the focuser knob. A focus motor is great for...

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£209.00

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Celestron Moon Filter Kit, 1.25in
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Celestron Moon Filter Kit, 1.25in
Four great Moon filters in one kit everything you’ll ever need for optimal views of the lunar surface.  Three neutral density (ND) filters with different levels of light transmission (13%, 25%, and 50%).  Moon & Sky Glow filter provides high contrast views of the lunar surface and enhances observation of deep sky objects from light polluted skies.  Aluminum filter cells provide a rigid, durable housing for the filter glass and are threaded on top and bottom for stacking.  

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£44.90 £39.90
Celestron Nebula Filter for ORIGIN Intelligent Home ObservatoryCelestron Nebula Filter for ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
Celestron Nebula Filter for ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory
Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

New product - Limited availability in the UK from May

£199.00

Celestron Neutral Density Filter, 1.25in
Celestron Neutral Density Filter, 1.25in
Reduces brightness and cuts glare. Increases clarity of the Moon, Venus, and bright double stars.  13% light transmission.  Provides a true colour image.  Threads on to any Celestron 1.25 inch eyepiece.  

No stock on site. Please allow 30 days for delivery

£16.90
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Celestron NeXGO DX Smartphone Adapter w/remoteCelestron NeXGO DX Smartphone Adapter w/remote
Celestron NeXGO DX Smartphone Adapter w/remote
A complete digiscoping solution - NexGO connects your smartphone to an eyepiece while the Bluetooth shutter release button helps you get a steady shot image every time.  NexGO design works with most optics including telescopes (with most 1.25 eyepieces), spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes.  Connect the remote shutter release to your phone via Bluetooth to take photos or start/stop video recording without unwanted vibration.  Features two directional knobs (X and Y axis) that perfectly align your phone camera with the eyepiece in seconds.  Stands up to rigorous field use thanks to its robust, durable construction with a metal frame and polymer body.  

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£39.90

Celestron NeXGO Smartphone AdapterCelestron NeXGO Smartphone Adapter
Celestron NeXGO Smartphone Adapter
A complete digiscoping solution - NexGO connects your smartphone to your optic eyepiece.  NexGO design works with most optics including telescopes (with most 1.25 eyepieces), spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes.  Features two directional knobs (X and Y axis) that perfectly align your phone camera with the eyepiece in seconds.  Stands up to rigorous use thanks to its robust, durable construction with a metal frame and polymer body.  

No stock on site. Please allow 30 days for delivery

£34.90
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Celestron NexYZ Universal Smart Phone Adapter - 3-Axis, with Bluetooth remote
Celestron NexYZ Universal Smart Phone Adapter - 3-Axis, with Bluetooth remote
Attach your smartphone to any telescope, spotting scope, binocular, monocular or microscope - use your smartphone as a camera with a long telephoto lens.  Fits any scope or binocular eyepiece from 35 mm to 60 mm in diameter - will also attach to microscopes with the addition of the included adapter ring,.  Three directional knobs to perfectly align your phone in seconds - stands up to rigorous field use thanks to its robust, durable construction with a metal frame that weighs just 284 gm.  Bluetooth remote - easy, shake-free wildlife, bird or star shots.  

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£69.90
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How do I choose a telescope?

When you speak to us at Castle Cameras we are likely to answer your question with more questions! We’re like that – It helps us to understand your expectations and what you might want to use the ‘scope for.

If we know - What are you hoping to see? How dark is the sky where you will be using your new telescope? Will you be travelling with your telescope? How experienced are you? What is your budget?

It will help us to help you to choose the right telescope — because there is no one-size-fits-all.

We are happy to help you answer these questions and help you choose the right telescope. At the end of the day, it gets dark & that is when the right telescope really comes into its own.

What’s the best type of telescope for a beginner?

When you first start out looking at telescopes you will find yourself almost immediately inundated with jargon, which even to experienced users can be confusing. For now though, let’s look at the basics.

The best type of telescope for a beginner is one that’s easy to set up and enjoyable to use.  Unsurprisingly astro scopes for beginners will be the entry level least expensive telescopes.

Our most popular beginner’s telescopes are the Celestron Inspire and the Celestron Astromaster.

Fundamentally there are 2 main types of telescopes. The terms you will see more often than not are Reflector & Refractor. So…

What is the difference between Reflector & Refractor telescopes?

The most obvious difference between the 2 types of ‘scope is the shape. A Reflector Telescope will generally be shorter and wider and you will look into it from the side, the scope is using mirrors to reflect the light through lenses to your eye.

While a Refractor Telescope will be longer and narrower and you will look in the end, where the light has been refracted through various lenses to meet your eye.

The reason these 2 types of telescope exist is that they are not exactly for the same job. As a rule Reflector Telescopes will offer higher magnification but with a sacrifice of sharpness of image, while Refractor Telescopes will offer better focus, but are not so good at gathering the light.

Generally, Refractor Telescopes are a better bet if you intend to travel with the scope, say to some nearby dark skies as the lenses will not need collimating and are simple to set up and use.  A Reflector may be better to leave set up in a dark corner of the garden, the right Reflector scope can give amazing views of the Milky Way and beyond.

If you hope to look into deep space, i.e. beyond our solar system, a Reflector will be a better bet, though with some sacrifice of sharpness. If you want to look at things a little closer to home, i.e. planets, or whole galaxies or star clusters a Refractor might make more sense.

So hopefully you now have an idea of what the different shapes of scopes are, lets look at

What do the numbers mean on telescopes?

In the confusing world of telescopes it has been deemed that mixing Imperial and Metric measurements would be a good idea – it wasn’t mine.

Most Reflector telescopes will have wider tubes than Refractor telescopes, this allows them to gather up that light as mentioned above. You will find Reflector telescopes generally varying from 4”8” and indeed a lot larger in some cases. These will also be sometimes called 114mm, 127mm, 130mm – Anything to confuse!

Refractor telescopes will more often than not be narrower, ours range from 70mm to 100mm

Unlike Binoculars or Spotting Scopes (Which can of course be used for star gazing) you will not generally find any reference to the magnification on a Telescope. This is because a key determining factor is the eyepiece you use.

What Magnification do Telescopes give?

As we have alluded to already, the magnification will vary depending on the scope, but just as important, is the eyepiece. Celestron Telescopes allow you to change the eyepiece, to offer greater magnification or more detail.

Scopes will come with at least one eyepiece to get you started.

The magnification of your scope is calculated buy dividing the focal length of the scope by the size of the eyepiece.

Common eyepieces will range from 4mm to 40mm though you can buy ones outside these ranges.

It is also possible to buy a Barlow Lens – This is nothing to do with the popular crooner Gary - It will allow you to double your effective magnification.

Remember though as magnification increases image quality decreases.

If you are still with me, well done – One last thing to decide

 

What Mount do I need for my telescope? 

As a rule the more expensive telescopes will have smarter technology in their mounts.

Don’t panic though – Almost all Celestron scopes will come with the tripod and mount in the box. 

The thing to remember is we are on a globe and as such the night sky is effectively a dome. What this means in practice is that as objects ‘move across the night sky’ they will not move in a straight line.

The most basic mounts will allow you to move your scope up, down, left and right – this is great to quickly find something, but can be confusing to then follow it as it moves relative to the Earth.

The clever folks at Celestron have come up with a few solutions to this.

Firstly you will need an Equatorial Mount. This will allow you to track objects far more simply.

Celestron make a range of scopes with Equatorial mounts.

Starting with the Starsense range, which, thanks to Celestron’s ‘Starsense Explorer’ App allow you to use your smart phone to know exactly what you are looking at.

As you move through the ranges you will find Motorised mounts which track objects across the night sky, Computerised GoTo mounts which can find specific objects for you and follow them, and of course WiFi enabled, Motorised Computerised mounts ones so clever you need not even sit out in the cold. You can stay in listening to your Gary Barlow by the fire - Though that might be what you were trying to avoid in the first place.

 

What can I see with my telescope? 

Here is a useful link to show you month by month what is going on this year (And next), kindly supplied by BBC Sky at Night.

 

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