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Sky-Watcher telescope deals available right now

Sky-Watcher Skymax 127 SynScan GoTo
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If you're looking for the best Sky-Watcher telescope deals then you've come to the right place. We've scoped out the best discounts available right now and even included some of our favorite models displayed with their best available price, even if they aren't on offer. 

Unfortunately, due to industry-wide shortages in recent times and prices of just about everything on the rise around the world, Sky-Watcher telescope deals are a little thin on the ground. That's not to say they're not out there, however, and if you don't see something you like here - make sure you check out our telescopes deals guide for a range of top discounts.

Sky-Watcher is a popular, market-leading optics maker that was established in 1999 and makes some of the world's best telescopes. They're well known for making a range of telescopes, suited to every level of astronomer and every budget, which is reflected in the guide below. 

While we have highlighted the best Sky-Watcher telescopes available, it might be worth considering some of the best binoculars. They're often a cost-effective alternative to telescopes and there are some great binocular deals around at the moment. However, if you are wanting the best Sky-Watcher telescope deals available then read on below for some top discounts.

Sky-Watcher telescope deals

Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK)| RRP: £205 | Now: £175

Save £30 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 Explorer-130 EQ2 (UK) | RRP £225 | Now: £199

Take advantage of Wex Photo Video's latest offer (£26 off) on the Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 EQ2. Ideal for serious beginners, this reflector telescope is ideal for observing a selection of deep-sky targets, the Moon and planets. Comes with eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, red-dot finder and more.   

Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P (UK) | RRP £419 | Now: £389

Save £30
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.

Choosing the right telescope

Choosing the right telescope depends on two key things, your level of skywatching experience and your budget. The good news is, that the best Sky-Watcher telescopes are diverse enough that there's a telescope for everyone.

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 good quality telescopes for under $100, the Sky-Watcher Mercury 607 refractor or the Sky-Watcher Astrolux 76 reflector have retailed in that price range before. 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. 

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
Gemma Lavender

Gemma is 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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