Mark Phillips gave us a talk on what to consider when choosing a telescope as well as examples of different types and options.

Download the slides as a PDF

This video will be useful alongside the post on Buying a telescope for Christmas and is part of our 4 Steps to the Stars programme.

The slides are available as a PDF which you may find useful or reference purposes.

You can find astronomy suppliers on our links page. The ones mentioned in the talk and used for demo purposes were:

  • First Light Optics
  • Rother Valley Optics
  • Viking Optical (binoculars)

These are examples, there are other good ones.

Here are some useful links from the talk for 2nd hand equipment: – sold with a guarantee – a bit of a wild card
Astroboot – cheap bits and pieces