Your first telescope is your gateway to observing outer space!
Beginners Entry Level Telescopes here (Under $1000.00). Every space scientist, astronomer and astronaut remembers their first view of something magical through a telescope.
Telescopes work by gathering light — some do this using mirrors (reflecting telescopes), and others use lenses (refracting telescopes). The light that is gathered by the telescope forms an image which is then magnified using an eyepiece that you look through.
The more light a telescope can gather, the brighter the image formed and the more detail you will see. The power of a telescope is determined by how much light it can collect — not by how much it can magnify!
Buying telescopes can feel like a big step, especially if you’re not sure what all those terms mean. So, to help you understand what to look for in a quality telescope, read our Telescopes ‘main page’.
We carry a small range (4-6 models) here at Coast Photo, it is always best to get in touch and we can let you know if the model you are keen on is in stock! And if not, – we can arrange this pretty quickly provided the suppliers have stock available.
Feel free to reach out and we will give you a hand. 🙂
We live in a rather crazy and fast paced world. And it can be difficult to take some time to unwind and do something contemplative, It just goes almost without saying that the universe is a mysterious and remarkable place. But there is much more to it, there is also a feeling that comes along with viewing – it is a feeling of awe and wonder.
There is something very significant about seeing the universe.
You cannot help but think about the nature and mystery of life when looking up at the night sky. There is something about astronomy that evokes a philosophical train of thought.
You may have felt this before when looking up at the stars.
Check out these awesome Beginners Entry Level Telescopes:
KonusNova-70 70mm f11 Alt-Az Refractor TelescopeProduct on sale
Sky-Watcher 70mm AZ2 Refractor TelescopeProduct on sale
Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope KitProduct on sale
Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f13 Alt-Az Refractor TelescopeProduct on sale
Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ 70mm f10 Alt-Az Refractor TelescopeProduct on sale
Konusmotor-130 5″ f7.7 Reflector Telescope with RA MotorProduct on sale
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f9 AZ Reflector TelescopeProduct on sale
Ready to upgrade from entry level? Check out the other options in Telescopes:
Land & Astronomy Telescopes
Land and Astronomy viewing (Terrestrial and Celestial): All rounder
Most of our telescopes will have a low magnification eyepiece to allow you to search for an object maybe an animal or a boat on the ocean, once you have found the object you then have a second eyepiece to increase the magnification to get closer and see more detail if you would like to.
For Astronomy most of these dual purpose telescopes will give you great views of the Moon and the major Planets.
Astronomy Telescopes (Manual)
Manual tracking is a more intimate experience.
There are certainly bonuses to automated tracking but you might find that you prefer manual tracking. There’s something of a learning curve and fine turning the scope so it tracks smoothly without overshoot, jerkiness or spring back might take a bit of time but it’s do able.
Manual telescopes are not automatic or driven by motors as GoTo scopes are. They are predominantly used for observing (using your eyes instead of a camera) and the scope is moved by hand or by levers by the user to find different objects in the eyepiece.
Manual telescopes usually have a finder scope, red dot finder or laser finder to aid in finding objects in the eyepiece.
Astronomy Telescopes (Computerized)
GoTo telescopes can access and track thousands of stars or objects with just a simple touch of a button.
The beauty of having a GoTo (Computerized Navigation) Telescope, is that you will spend less time hunting for objects and more time viewing!
These features have made these scopes are very desirable with many people, & especially astro-photographers.
is that you can keep studying the object in your eyepiece and not worry if others bump into it, or the telescopes is accidentally moved.
These take a lot of the work out of your observing sessions by finding and tracking celestial objects of all kinds.