We've scoped out all the best Sky-Watcher telescope deals on the market right now and put them in this handy guide. To give you a better idea of what's out there, we've also included our favorite models matched with their best available price on the internet, even if they're not on offer.
Sky-Watcher telescopes are known for their quality of optics and reliability of build, that's why they're one of the most tried and trusted names out there. They're even responsible for some of the best telescopes and some of the best telescopes deals n the market. Although, if you're only interested in Sky-Watcher telescope deals, then this is the round-up for you.
Sky-Watcher telescope deals aren't the only optics discounts you'll see on the market, and nor is this the only brand-specific guide we have either. Be sure to check out our Celestron telescope deals, Orion telescope deals and Meade telescope deals pages too.
Sometimes, Sky-Watcher telescope deals can be hard to come by, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. This guide highlights the very best that are available and because of the range of telescopes Sky-Watcher has on the market, there's something to suit every level of astronomer and every budget.
It's always worth remembering that the best binoculars offer stunning night sky views, and are often a cost-effective alternative to the best telescopes, especially if you pick up one of the top binocular deals. But, if it's Sky-Watcher telescope deals you're after, then check out our round-up below.
Sky-Watcher telescope deals
Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK)|
RRP: £205 | (opens in new tab)Now: £195 (opens in new tab)
Save £10 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.
Note: We have seen this on offer for a lower price in recent times, but this is a good telescope and this is a decent price to pay.
Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 EQ2 (UK) |
RRP £225 | Now: £204 (opens in new tab)
Take advantage of Wex Photo Video's latest offer (£21 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.
Note: Again, we have seen this on offer for a lower price in recent times, but the saving is larger and it's still a decent price to pay.
Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P (UK) |
RRP £419 | Now: £389 (opens in new tab)
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.
Note: Like the deals above, we have seen this on offer for a little bit less in recent times.
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 good quality telescopes for under $100, the Sky-Watcher Mercury 607 (opens in new tab) refractor or the Sky-Watcher Astrolux 76 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) or Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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.