Explore the wonders of the night sky with Celestron’s renowned telescopes, now available to purchase from Clifton Cameras. Choose from Cassegrain, Newtonian Reflector and Refractor models, many with motorised mounts and alignment technology which makes locating heavenly bodies a cinch! Whether your interest is the stars and planets or deep space objects, our telescopes are the perfect tool for observation and astrophotography. Next day UK delivery on all stock items.
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Nothing is more exciting than being able to explore our night sky, viewing neighbouring planets and delving further into deep space. But with such a range of telescopes out there, it can be tricky to know which one is right for you. Keep reading to find out. At Clifton Cameras we stock the major telescope models including Schmidt and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes, Newtonian Reflector telescopes and Refractor telescopes. Each with its own benefits depending on your needs:
Refractor - Best for viewing Moons & Planets
Newtonian Reflector - Best for viewing Nebula & Galaxies
Cassegrain - Maximum performance across the night sky
Celestron NexStar - For the serious astronomer
The NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope is the perfect choice for your first serious telescope. Known affectionately as the “orange tube”, it features an 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coating, SkyAlign alignment technology and a smooth, computerised alt-azimuth mount making it perfect for beginners and more experienced astronomers alike at an economical price.
Celestron Astro FI - For a 100% wireless experience
The Astro FI 130mm Newtonian Telescope has been designed so that you can control it via your smartphone or tablet. The Celestron SkyPortal app replaces the traditional telescope hand control for a 100% wireless experience. All you have to do is hold your device up to the night sky, find an object that you would like to view and simply tap the screen. The telescope will find the object automatically and information about it will be displayed on the screen of the device.
Celestron StarSense Explorer - A manual telescope with groundbreaking star-finding technology
Celestron has reinvented star gazing with the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ. Say goodbye to star charts, pre-mapping out stars or studying the properties of each planet. This manual telescope can do all of this for you. The StarSense Explorer telescope comes with its own dedicated, patent-pending app with star location technology. Quick and easy to set up, simply dock your smartphone and in minutes the StarSense app will be guiding you to stars, planets and the wonders of our Solar System.
Celestron LCM - Observatory-grade star location tech on a family-friendly budget
Enjoy observatory-grade star locating technology at a fantastic family-friendly budget. The 114 LCM Computerised Mount Telescope lets you leave the star maps at home and finds the celestial objects for you. Not sure where to look? The LCM will give you a Sky Tour of the best objects currently visible in your sky.
Celestron Inspire - An entry-level telescope packed with features
The Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope is an excellent entry-level telescope that is easy to pick up and use right from the get-go. Packed full of features including two eyepieces, an integrated smartphone adapter and a tripod with a folding accessory tray, this Alt-Azimuth mounted telescope will provide celestial enjoyment for years to come.
Celestron AstroMaster - The beginner to intermediate telescope
Explore the Moon and planets with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope. An excellent beginner to an intermediate telescope that everyone can enjoy, the 130EQ comes with everything you need to get set up including a manual German Equatorial mount, two eyepieces and a tripod. A generous 130mm aperture shows the planets bright and clear for excellent nighttime viewing. Use this telescope out of the box with a no-tool easy setup.
Celestron FirstScope - Great for introducing astronomy to kids
Made in partnership with Lunar Imager Robert Reeves, the Celestron FirstScope is an entry-level telescope that is a great choice for kids and families who are ready to take an interest in the stars. Complete with two eyepieces, the telescope tube is a map of the Moon with areas of interest to look out for. Plus this kit comes with a downloadable copy of Robert Reeves’ Lunar Landscapes.