Beginner Telescope Gift Ideas
Give the gift of the stars with any of our telescope gift ideas! 🔭 🎁
Observe stunning views of the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects with this telescope's array of eyepieces! This 102 mm telescope comes with all the accessories to help you get started in your night sky journey, an exclusive deal at OPT! Capture images on your smartphone with the included smartphone adapter to share the beauty of the night sky.
This excellent starter 50 mm telescope was designed with traveling in mind and is perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects on-the-go. This set comes complete with the telescope, tripod, two eyepieces, and a travel pack... Ready to use right out of the box!
The Infinity 60 mm Refracting Telescope from Meade Instruments comes complete with everything you need to begin viewing the majesty of the night sky. Equipped with a sturdy tripod, the Meade Infinity is a fully functional and easy-to-use 60 mm aperture refractor perfect for a new astronomer looking to get started!
Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the StarSense Explorer DX 114AZ telescope—no experience required! The StarSense Explorer app calculates your position in real time and guides you with a list of currently visible objects. See planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. See faint, deep sky objects from darker skies.
This 8-inch Sky-Watcher Dobsonian will allow you to peer into the Milky Way in hopes of finding a new galaxy, nebulae, star cluster, or interesting star to investigate!
With the assistance of Meade's AudioStar computerized controller and easy to operate robotic mount, the Next Generation 125 mm can be used to view a wide range of celestial objects. Toggle between the two eyepiece sizes included with this telescope to hone in on specific targets and goals, and use the AudioStar to take a guided tour of the night sky!
7. CELESTRON NEXSTAR 8SE ULTIMATE TELESCOPE KIT
The Celestron NexStar 8SE Ultimate Telescope Kit offers the most expansive array of accessories to accompany your telescope system whether you want to observe celestial bodies or get started in astrophotography. This is the most popular system available, especially for beginners. Use it for both deep space and planetary astrophotography at the touch of a button. Its aperture (the internal part of the telescope that captures light) is powerful enough to provide spectacular views of the Moon, planets, deep-sky objects like the Whirlpool Galaxy and the Hercules Globular Cluster.
This large 10-inch Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Computerized telescope is a precision-engineered telescope that will allow you to easily find and enjoy bright views of night sky treasures like Saturn, Jupiter, and other planets in the solar system, plus a huge array of deep-sky objects including galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more. With its patented collapsible tube design, the Sky-Watcher 10-inch Collapsible GoTo Dobsonian is truly the ultimate in portability and performance. The telescope allows you to point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!
As one of the top user-friendly telescopes, the Celestron 9.25-inch NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope combines many innovative design features to provide you the best possible experience for beginners and more advanced telescope users alike! One of the best things about this telescope series is that there is no use for external power supply as it is built-in. It comes with a lithium-ion battery so that you will be able to enjoy up to 10 hours of stargazing on a single charge.
The CGEM II 800 HD combines Celestron's newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With 8 inches of aperture and premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light-gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class. Because the telescope is mounted on an equatorial mount, the option for transitioning into astrophotography is easy with this system.
11. OPT GIFT CARD
If you're not sure what type of telescope to get your astronomy enthusiast, a gift card is the perfect way to let them choose the perfect one!
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