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Sherwoods range includes
Computer Controlled Telescopes and Goto Telescopes
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"Astronomical Telescopes - a magnifier of images of distant objects;"

Sherwoods offer many varied astronomical telescopes available for use by amateur astronomers, all can be categorised into three types: the Refractor, the Reflector & the catadioptric. each has their relative strengths and weaknesses, but all have a common function: to gather and focus light from distant objects to produce a bright image that may be magnified. To gain further indepth knowledge on the designs of astronomical telescopes on the market we have put together a page on telescope basics. If you still find the choice a little difficult and want to discuss options please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Skywatcher Synscan 127 AZ goto
Celestron NexZy Smart phone adapter
Skywatcher Explorer 130m

Celestron Observation binoculars
Astro Enhance Kit
Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT

Ex Demo Astroscopes - Nearly new optcs at second user price

Celestron Telescopes

Celestron NexStar Goto Telescopes
Astronomy made simple.

Who says Astronomy has to be complicated? Let a NexStar SE help you find thousands of stars, planets galaxies and more at the touch of a button! The NexStar SE telescope family combines unprecedented ease of use with advanced features and incredible value. The NexStar SE Family features a fully computerised operating system, flash upgradeable hand control, our superior StarBright XLT coatings, our revolutionary SkyAlign™ telescope alignment software and much more.


Celestron NexStar 4 SE

Skywatcher range of astronomical telescopes
The Skywatcher range of astronomical telescopes
The Skywatcher range of astronomical telescopes is one of the widest and most comprehensive of any quality brand, encompassing models of Newtonian Reflector, Catadioptric, Refractor and Maksutov, catering for astronomers of all levels, from the beginner right up to the more advanced amateur astronomer. Skywatcher astronomical telescopes offer a range of telescopes utilising the latest modern optical technology as well as precision mechanical engineering all of which result in designs of superb functionality, versatility and uncompromising levels of Performance.

Computer controlled telescopes

Computer controlled astronomical telescopes have digital databases that guide telescopes and telescope mounts to your target. They were originally developed in the 1960's, when electronic circuits were incorporated into telescopes. Today they possess high speed 'slewing' motors, which cause the telescope to rotate quickly upon the axis, precisely centring on the object in the sky.

Telescope eyepieces

Telescope eyepieces come with variable sizes, and can be interchanged for increased and decreased magnification. Popular features are colour correction, adjustable eye points and lanthanum glass for high contrast viewing. They vary in size and measurement according to the specific objects that you wish to observe.

Telescope mounts

Telescope mounts provide an axis upon which the telescope can change direction and manoeuvre for precise tracking. Al-azimuth mounts have a basic design, rotating at variable rates about a pair of axis.

Equatorial mounts are more advanced and have one rotational axis, which is parallel to the rotation of the earth's axis. The axis is driven at a constant speed allowing the telescope to stay fixed on the object in the sky.

Celestron and Goto telescopes

Goto telescopes are computer controlled telescopes built for the observation of astronomical objects. The user can set the programme by inputting the relevant data, whereby the axis of the telescope will meet the correct ascension and declination for your object.

Celestron telescopes have led the way for computer controlled telescopes. At Sherwoods we have a comprehensive range of Celestron products for both the seasoned astronomer and those just starting out.

Our Celestron telescopes come with a range of features and software that make them simple, accurate and easy to assemble.