Sky-Watcher telescope deals 2024

Sky-Watcher Skymax 127 SynScan GoTo
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We've discovered the best Sky-Watcher telescope deals out there and highlighted them below, so you don't have to navigate the online market to find the right discount.

In the optics industry, Sky-Watcher is an instantly recognizable and trusted name, so it's no surprise that they make some of the best telescopes you can get. As you scroll down, you'll see that there are some excellent telescope deals available for Sky-Watcher models. Sky-Watcher telescope deals (worth getting) can be a little tricky to find sometimes, so underneath the discounts in this guide, you'll also find our favorite models, which we've shown along with their lowest current price.

New Sky-Watcher telescope deals will be added below when they go live, as we keep this page updated throughout the year. We've also tried to include something suitable for everyone, from novices getting into skywatching to seasoned astronomers. If you're looking for new stargazing gear, and you don't find something suitable below, it could be worth checking out our round-ups of the best binoculars and binocular deals as they can offer stunning views at a typically lower price point.

Of course, Sky-Watcher isn't the only quality manufacturer of telescopes. We also have specific guides for Celestron telescope deals, Orion telescope deals and Meade telescope deals that are worth checking out. We always recommend doing your research and knowing what you're getting before buying anything, so we've also included some helpful buying advice. But, for the best Sky-Watching telescope deals, scroll down below.

Sky-Watcher telescope deals May 2024

Sky-Watcher Skymax 180mm was $1500 now $1185.75 on Amazon. 

Sky-Watcher Skymax 180mm was $1500 now $1185.75 on Amazon

Save over $300 on a telescope that features in our best telescopes for seeing planets guide. We think it's the best out there for precision as it has a huge aperture and a long focal length (180mm and 2700mm respectively).

Note: This is the lowest price we've seen for a very long time but, the stock is low so you'll have to act soon to get this deal. 

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 Telescope Was $880 Now $743.72 on Amazon.

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 Telescope Was $880 Now $743.72 on Amazon.

Save nearly $140 on an excellent telescope that features in our best telescopes guide. We rate it so highly that we think it's the best Go-To telescope for smaller budgets. While it still comes in at a high price point, this is the lowest price we've seen for a while and it's a good deal.

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to act soon to get this deal.

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 150 Telescope Was $880 Now $739.20 on Amazon. 

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 150 Telescope Was $880 Now $739.20 on Amazon

Save over $140 on another top telescope that we think is the best for astrophotography. It also features in our best telescopes guide. 

Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK)| RRP: £215 | Now: £195

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Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK)| RRP: £215 | Now: £195

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£20 on the Sky-Watcher Heritage: a telescope that's perfect for the whole family. With a foldable design that can be packed away with ease and unfolded to get observing straight away, observers young and old can enjoy dazzling views of bright deep-sky targets, the Moon and planets.

Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P (UK) | RRP £439 | Now: £399

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Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P (UK) | RRP £439 | Now: £399

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on a telescope that offers a simple yet effective setup, the Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P is a fantastic option for the beginner and seasoned astronomer looking for a "grab and go" instrument. Observe "faint fuzzies" and planets with up to 406x magnification.

Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 (EQ2) Achromatic Refractor Telescope (UK) Was £245 Now £219.

Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 (EQ2) Achromatic Refractor Telescope (UK) Was £245 Now £219.

Save £26 on a refractor telescope that features a 90mm aperture, a 900mm focal length and a multi-coated objective lens, so views of the moon and planets are crystal clear. Two eyepieces, a Barlow lens, a finderscope and a tripod with accessory tray are included too.

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 120 Portable f/5 Refractor Telescope was $550 now $450 on Amazon. 

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 120 Portable f/5 Refractor Telescope was $550 now $450 on Amazon

Save $100 on a telescope that features fully multi-coated lenses to provide stunning views of the moon, planets and deep sky objects. It also comes pre-assembled and with two eyepieces, a sturdy tripod, correct-image prism and a red dot finder. 

Choosing the right telescope

There are two major factors to consider when choosing the right telescope: your experience with astronomy and your budget. Luckily, there's enough Sky-Watcher telescopes out there that there's something for everyone and every budget.

If you're looking for one of the best beginner telescopes then you'll want to look out for something easy to set up and easy to use. You can get decent quality telescopes for under or around $100, the Sky-Watcher Mercury 607 refractor or the Sky-Watcher Astrolux 76 reflector retail in that price range. More experienced astronomers who might want to make more of an investment can always opt for models like Sky-Watcher Skyliner-250PX or Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P, which offer higher-end specs.

If it's one of the best telescopes for kids you're looking for then we can recommend the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 and Sky-Watcher Infinity 76P because of their low maintenance and easy-to-store away qualities. They're also robust in build so you'll get years of use out of little investment and they can withstand minor knocks too. Two great options for introducing someone to sky watching or just in case astronomy is a passing phase. 

If you're looking to bag a bargain, it could be worth checking back here as we keep the page updated through the year. Annual sales events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday are the safest bets for Sky-Watcher telescope deals, but you can still save big outside of those events. 

The Sky-Watcher telescope models we have introduced so far are perfect for views of the solar system, with notable targets being the craters and seas of the moon and small but bright sights of Jupiter and Saturn. They will also provide good observations of bright deep-sky objects such as the Orion Nebula in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter) and the stunning Pleiades star cluster in Taurus (the Bull).

Those keen on a substantial step up in quality and closer views of targets will need to consider increasing their budget for a larger objective lens or aperture — that is the "light-gathering” ability of a telescope. For magnified views of the planets, galaxies and nebulas, the Sky-Watcher Skyhawk-114, Sky-Watcher Explorer-200P and Sky-Watcher Skyliner-400P FlexTube Parabolic Dobsonian are certainly worth a look.

With an increase in budget, comes an improvement in the type of technology that has become prevalent in telescope manufacturing: computerized, or GoTo, mounts. At the touch of a button, these revolutionary instruments are able to slew to your chosen target without needing to use sky maps to find your way around the night sky. They’re not aimed at any particular level of astronomer and are often used by beginners and seasoned skywatchers alike, particularly since they also offer a quick and easy align process and take the hassle out of manual calibration.

In terms of computerized telescopes, the Sky-Watcher Explorer-130PS AZ-Gti WiFi, Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P FlexTube SynScan GoTo, Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 (EQ3 PRO) SynScan GoTo, Sky-Watcher Heritage-90P Virtuoso and Sky-Watcher Startravel-102 (AZ) SynScan GoTo are all excellent choices. Deciding on which one is best for you will largely depend on your budget, whether you’re a keen solar system observer, want to bring those faint deep-sky galaxies and nebulas into sharper focus or are hunting for a bit of an all-arounder.  

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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 Space.com, 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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