Navigation Top

 

Online Catalogue

Found a better price ? Let us try and match it !

Navigation Bottom

In 1609, Galileo Galilei first looked through his telescope, and changed science forever. His discoveries provided solid evidence that disproved the prevailing belief that the Earth was the centre of the Universe. Throughout history, scientists such as Johannes Kepler and Sir Isaac Newton further revolutionised the design of the telescope. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, Sky-Watcher is proud to present two special commemorative editions as a tribute to this rich ‘heritage’.

HERITAGE-76

Skywatcher Heritage-76
76mm (3") f/300 mini Dobsonian Telescope
£50.00

 
The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece, desk or shelf ornament, and ideal gift.

The beautiful, luxurious tube graphics depict a richly historical theme. The images have been specially designed to symbolise Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic church. Galileo Galilei’s public championing of Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism, which was contrary to the geocentric beliefs at the time, eventually led to him being denounced to the Roman Inquisition. He was subsequently tried, suspected of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Of course Galileo, “The father of modern science” and “The father of modern observational astronomy” was proved right in the end.
The telescope tube is also adorned with the words “Galileo 400” and “International Year of Astronomy” as well as key dates in the lifetime of Galileo.

The telescope comes equipped, as standard, with a 5x magnification Finderscope, for the easy location of night sky objects. Also the two supplied eyepieces have been specially upgraded to higher quality Super Modified Achromats to increase your viewing pleasure. The telescope accepts standard 1.25” accessories so the magnification range can easily be extended additional 1.25” eyepieces and/or Barlow lens.

The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a convenient, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box.
Supplied in presentation Giftbox.

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x12 & x30
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 300mm (f/4)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Super-MA
  • Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
  • Spare 5x24 Finderscope
  • Rack and Pinion Focuser
  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Overall maximum height: 40cm
  • Weight Approx 1.75kg


Celestron Omni Series Eyepiece

Heritage / Celestron Firstscope Accessory Kit

The FirstScope Accessory Kit expands the capabilities of your FirstScope telescope to make it more enjoyable and easier to use, enhance your views of the night sky, and make it safer to transport wherever you go.

Accessory Kit Includes:

  • 12.5 mm Eyepiece – 1.25" – Increases the power to 24x which makes it easier to find and observe some objects that require more magnification.
  • 6 mm Eyepiece – 1.25" – This eyepiece increases the power to 50x which boosts the magnification up higher to see more detail of faint objects.
  • Spare 5x24 Finderscope & bracket – This finderscope with bracket will make it easier to locate astronomical objects with the FirstScope telescope because of its much wider field of view and low magnification. Installation is simple with no tools necessary.
  • CD-ROM – "The SkyX" – Lets you explore and develop an understanding of basic astronomy. This full featured planetarium software is capable of printing star charts, displaying beautiful astronomical photos, helps you to identify planets and stars, learn the constellations, and much more. Operating Systems: Windows XP and Vista, as well as MAC 10.4.8 and later.
  • Nylon Carrying Bag for FirstScope Telescope – Pack your FirstScope telescope and accessories in this tote bag for easy and safe transportation.
  • Moon Filter
Stock Code
Price
 
FirstScope Accessory Kit

£15.00



HERITAGE-130P FlexTubeT 130mm (5.1

HERITAGE-130P FlexTube™ 130mm (5.1")
f/650 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

£169
£145.00 Promo Price

½ Price Astro Book offer

The Heritage-130P has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece and ideal gift. The telescope tube is adorned with the names of many famous figures that have made significant contributions to the advancement of astronomy over this 400yr period, including Galileo Galilei himself.

Housing the same superb Parabolic Primary Mirror as our highly-renowned Explorer-130P, this telescope is an excellent and capable all-rounder which will provide wonderful views of both the Moon & Planets as well as Deep-Sky Objects. The collapsible patented FlexTube™ system has been incorporated making it even more convenient to transport and store. The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a superb, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box. Supplied in presentation Giftbox.

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Collapsible/ Extendable Tube Assembly
  • Overall maximum height: 46cm (collapsed), 69.5cm (extended)
  • Weight Approx 6.2kg
  • Built-in Carrying Handle
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
great gifts for 30 year old woman