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Beginner Telescope Gift Ideas

Beginner Telescope Gift Ideas

Give the gift of the stars with any of our telescope gift ideas!¬†ūüĒ≠ ūüéĀ

 

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Meade StarPro AZ

1. THE MEADE STARPRO AZ TELESCOPE PACKAGE

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.

 

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Celestron Travel Scope 70

2. THE CELESTRON TRAVEL SCOPE 70 PORTABLE TELESCOPE 

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! 

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Meade Infinity 60 mm

3. MEADE INFINITY 60 MM ALTAZIMUTH REFRACTOR 

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!

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Celestron Starsense 114AZ

4. CELESTRON STARSENSE EXPLORER LT 114AZ SMARTPHONE TELESCOPE

Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the StarSense Explorer¬†DX 114AZ telescope‚ÄĒno 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.

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Sky-Watcher Flextube 200 P

5. SKY-WATCHER 8-INCH COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE

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!

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Meade StarNavigator Next Generation

6. MEADE STARNAVIGATOR 125 MM MAKSUTOV COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE

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!

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Celestron NexStar 6SE

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.

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Sky-Watcher 10-inch GoTo

8. SKY-WATCHER 10-INCH COMPUTERIZED COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE 

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!

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - Celestron NexStar Evolution

9. CELESTRON 9.25-INCH NEXSTAR EVOLUTION COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE 

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.

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas  - Celestron CGEM-II EdgeHD

10. CELESTRON CGEM-II 800 EDGEHD TELESCOPE 

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.

Beginners Telescopes Gift Ideas - opt gift card

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!

Need to learn how to use a telescope? Click here to see our beginner's guide! 


2 comments

  • Alan Sanchez (OPT)

    Nice setup Juan! Glad to hear you’re looking to get even more into all of this. If you ever need help finding better equipment for a specific setup you want, our sales team is happy to guide you in the right direction. Hope all is well!

  • Juan Manuel Catano

    Hi, actually I own the NG starnavigator 125 and the infinity 102mm by Meade, I start AF with a single arm mount Alt-Az and audiostar.
    In my opinion this is a excellent way to explore and discover the night sky. Audiostar is very easy to put in station and track very accurate stars, nebulas or planets.
    Actually because Alt-Az, i only have a 18 seconds window max to get my subs (field rotation) , but after 250 plus, Andromeda, Rosette nebula, Whirlpool galaxy and others become a reality.
    If somebody want to see it, i have a channel in youtube under Nolin Pop, there is videos with some astrophotos made with this equipment and a DSLR camera from my backyard here on Bonaire.
    Looking for a better equipment, a equatorial mount and a good astrograph to go more deep.

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