Meade telescopes and binocular deals 2024

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The best Meade telescope and binoculars deals can be hard to spot sometimes, but we've highlighted the lowest prices on the market below.

The deals and prices you see in this guide are sourced exclusively from reputable retailers, so you can rely on the quality of what you see. Especially as Meade Instruments is a widely known and trusted manufacturer of quality optics. Now is a good time to bag a bargain as you'll see with the prices on the models in our guide but, if you don't find something suitable below, you can always check out our guides for the best telescopes, best binoculars, binoculars deals and telescope deals.

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We've highlighted the best Meade telescopes, binoculars and their lowest available price. While scrolling through the different options below, you should find something suitable for every level of astronomer, regardless of budget and viewing needs. We also keep this page updated throughout the year and we've included some helpful buying advice too, so you know what to be on the lookout for.

Of course, Meade isn't the only manufacturer of quality stargazing gear, so if you want to check out what other makers have to offer, take a look at our specific guides for Celestron, Orion and Sky-Watcher deals. But, if you want to check out the best Meade telescope and binoculars deals and lowest prices, read on below.

Which Meade telescope should you buy? May 2024

It's crucial that you consider two things before purchasing a new bit of kit, your experience and your budget. If you're trying your hand at astronomy or you're buying for someone new to it all, it's probably best to consider something easier to use and budget-friendly. However, if you're a seasoned stargazer, you could consider a more advanced model, that might offer more, as an upgrade on your current equipment.

Whatever your level of experience though, Meade has a telescope to suit every budget. With the Meade Infinity 60 and Meade Infinity 70 refractors costing less than $100, beginners wishing to skip or upgrade on binoculars are well-placed to improve on their optics without needing to make a large investment. Novice skywatchers with a slightly bigger budget will be able to get improved views with the Meade StarPro 90 and the best-selling Meade Infinity 102. 

An increased aperture means there's more ability to collect light, thus improving your views of your night sky targets whether that be moons and planets or fainter nebulas and distant star clusters.  

Those with budgets of at least $500 and confidence in using computerized, or GoTo, mounts should certainly give the Meade ETX Observer series a look for clear and crisp views of the solar system and deep-sky targets at the touch of a button. The Meade ETX125 Observer, which also offers fully multi-coated optics for high-definition observations, is our personal favorite.

Getting into the $800 to $1000 price range, we head into hobbyist territory. If you’re looking for an upgrade, the optics get even better — we recommend the Meade LX65 6-inch and Meade LX65 8-inch GoTo, of which you can find great deals for on this page.

If you have over $1000 to spend or even a few thousand dollars to the tune of up to $20,000 and skywatching is a serious hobby, Meade offers great deals on superior optics. What’s more, the aperture size increases, which provides even better views of the universe — we recommend giving the Meade LX600-ACF line of telescopes your full consideration.

Which Meade binoculars should you buy? May 2024

When it comes to picking the best binoculars for stargazing, getting a good aperture is key. The aperture is the diameter of the objective lens, which are the larger lenses that don't sit next to your eyes,  and the bigger this is, the more light will be gathered by your binoculars. This is useful, as it means you'll be able to see dimmer objects in the sky, which are further away, and it also means nearby targets will appear more brilliant.

We'd recommend aiming for an aperture of around 50mm, as this is large enough to gather plenty of light for stargazing. Any bigger than this and your binoculars will become much heavier, which in turn makes them harder to hold still for a good view. You'd probably need some kind of tripod to support anything with an aperture above 50mm, because of the added weight.

When it comes to magnification, we recommend opting for a model with either 8x or 10x. Sometimes going for something with more powerful magnifications can narrow the field of view, which in turn means you don't experience the truly immersive night sky views that you would get in a wider field of view. 

When you're considering the optics, we advise you look for models with a Porro prism design, multi-coated optics and have BAK-4 glass. You cant go wrong with these features so it's always worth looking out for. This is what will give you the crystal clear night sky views you're chasing.

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Gemma Lavender
Contributing expert

Gemma currently works for the European Space Agency on content, communications and outreach, and was formerly the content director of, Live Science, science and space magazines How It Works and All About Space, history magazines All About History and History of War as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) kids education brand Future Genius. She is the author of several books including "Quantum Physics in Minutes", "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Large Hadron Collider" and "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Milky Way". She holds a degree in physical sciences, a Master’s in astrophysics and a PhD in computational astrophysics. She was elected as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2011. Previously, she worked for Nature's journal, Scientific Reports, and created scientific industry reports for the Institute of Physics and the British Antarctic Survey. She has covered stories and features for publications such as Physics World, Astronomy Now and Astrobiology Magazine.

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