Below are the telescopes which we offer for hire.  Please do contact us for advice or with any questions.

Dobsonians

dobsky200Our Dobsonian telescopes are the most affordable options and their larger apertures are great for deep sky observing. They are fully manual but very easy to use. Larger ones can be quite bulky though so please be aware of this.

127-synscan-500x500Computerised scopes

The Sky-Watcher 127 SynScan is a fantastic scope for viewing planets and brighter deep sky objects and is computerised. This means that once set up it will be able to automatically find and track night sky objects. Add a planetary webcam from our Astro-Photography section and you will have all you need to take some great images of Jupiter and Saturn when visible.

31153-skyprodigy130-largeThe Celestron SkyProdigy 130 is the perfect choice for those of you looking for a simple switch on and go solution.  If its built in camera can see enough clear sky it will align itself automatically. Once aligned you can choose objects on the handset and it will automatically point to them.

Travel scopes

If you’re looking for a Hand Luggage friendly option then the Starwave 70ED refractor could be just what you need.  It can be used on a sturdy camera tripod (also available to hire) and comes in a handy travel case.

All our telescope hire kits come complete with a set of eyepieces and all the ancillary items you need to enjoy the telescope at its best.

Telescope Security Deposit Required Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Sky-Watcher 6 Inch Dobsonian Kit £75 £9 £30
Sky-Watcher 8 Inch Dobsonian Kit £100 £11 £35
Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 SynScan Kit £150 £15 £40
Starwave 70ED Travel Scope £150 £12 £35
Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Kit £200 £17 £49

Security deposits are refundable on safe return of the Equipment. Please see our full terms and conditions before requesting a booking.

Please contact us to check availability or for general advice on the various options available.