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Telescopes for Beginners:

We have a wide range of telescopes for those who are just starting out and are looking for their first telescope. If you are still unsure what certain terms mean or you are just unsure we would love to hear from you and you can phone us at any time during opening hours and we’ll be happy to have chat with you.

Solar Telescopes:

Solar telescopes designed to look at the sun in the Ha wavelength are special purpose telescopes used to observe the Sun. Solar telescopes operating in the Ha wavelength (635nM) allow observation of surface detail and solar flair activity and make great instruments for solar photography. The sun can also be observed in white light using a standard telescope with the correct sun filter fitted.


Taking pictures of what you can see through your telescope is great fun and can be as simple as using your smart phone for pictures of the moon through to dedicated planetary or deep sky imagers. If you would like to get started in this exciting part of Astronomy contact us and we will be happy to help. To see our full range of cameras and accessories visit our astrophotography section.


We stock a wide range of binoculars for all purposes including Stargazing, distant observation and Bird watching.

Meade 5000 Mega Wide Angle Eyepieces

Meade Series 5000 eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief at irresistible prices. You simply won’t believe how a premium eyepiece improves your view, no matter what scope you own. See pinpoint resolution edge-to-edge with luxuriously long eye relief. If you think our Series 5000 eyepieces look good on the outside, wait until you see the heavens through one.

Lunt LS50THa B600 H-alpha Telescope.
Lunt 50mm H-alpha Telescope

In stock now for immediate delivery!

The LS50THa from Lunt Solar Systems is a 50mm, unobstructed, pressure-tuned, dedicated Hydrogen-alpha telescope.

True Doppler Tuning (Pressure Tuning) allows for a shift into and away from the user, adding a 3D-like component to the viewing experience. While looking at a filament at the center of the Sun the user has the ability to Doppler shift from the base of the filament to the tip, following the filament through it’s structure toward you and away from you, allowing for enhanced visual and imaging capability for the observer as well as a research tool for the avid hobbyist.

Lunt LS50THa B600 H-alpha Telescope: £939.00 Buy Now!

Meade LS ACF LightSwitch Series Telescopes OfferMeade LS ACF LightSwitch Series

Meade’s revolutionary LS LightSwitch telescopes uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT and ECLIPS CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. Astronomer Inside then takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The new aluminium mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy. All this combined with Meade’s Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescopes ever.

LS 6″ Telescope with Lightswitch Offer: Was: £1,595.00 Now!: £1,295.00 Buy Now!
LS 8″ Telescope with Lightswitch Offer: Was: £1,995.00 Now!: £1,695.00 Buy Now!

Altair GPCAM 2

The GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono camera can be used for any type of imaging you care to try, such as solar, planetary, lunar “lucky” imaging, and even long exposure deepsky photography. Video astronomy is easy with the incredible sensitivity of approx. 78% QE.

One of the most versatile small-format astronomy imaging cameras at this price and with these features, with full UK Support.

GPCAM 2 Colour, Full Package: £199.99 Buy Now!
GPCAM 2 Colour, Basic Package: £169.99 Buy Now!
GPCAM 2 Mono, Full Package: £199.99 Buy Now!
GPCAM 2 Mono, Basic Package: £169.99 Buy Now!

Celestron Wedge for Nexstar Evolution and SE 6/8 Telescopes

The long awaited Celestron wedge for Nexstar evolution and SE 6/8 is finally here! In stock now for immediate delivery!

Celestron wedge for Nexstar evolution and SE 6/8 telescopes : This Wedge was reengineered from the ground-up, specifically tailored to the NexStar Evolution and SE’s size and styling. Weight is minimal to keep the whole setup light and portable, yet the platform is sturdy to support taking long exposure astrophotos.

Unlock the full imaging potential from your NexStar Evolution or SE 6/8 mount with this new Wedge!

Celestron Wedge for Evolution and SE 6/8″: £295.00 Buy Now!

Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi ModuleCelestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module

Celestron’s updated SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module turns your smartphone or tablet into your own personal planetarium and observatory! Works with all current Celestron telescopes that feature GOTO and may older models too.

Simply plug the WiFi module into your telescope’s Hand Control or AUX port and connect to its wireless signal with your device. Instantly, your device becomes a wireless hand controller for your telescope, guiding you through the alignment process and slewing to any celestial object with a simple tap.

Celestron SkyQ Link 2 WiFi Module: £112.95 Buy Now!

Explore Scientific ED APO 102mm f/7 Carbon TelescopeExplore Scientific ED APO 102mm f/7 Carbon

The three-lens design of the Explore Scientific ED-Apochromats provides everything an amateur astronomer desires – at a reasonable price. The construction with Hoya FCD001 ED glass has two air spaces and provides a level of correction so superior to the two-lens constructions, that are common in this price class, that you will see the difference immediately. Due to the Carbon fibre construction this telescope is about 2kg lighter than it’s aluminium brother. Because of the low weight these telescopes can be used with a wide range of portable mounts.

Explore Scientific ED APO 102 Carbon Telescope: £1,210.00 Buy Now!

Starwave 70ED and iOptron CUBE PRO
Starwave 70ED and iOptron CUBE PRO

This is the ideal “grab ‘n go” mount and telescope combination for those who want a portable solution with quality ED optics, and an accurate GOTO mount for general observing.

Starwave 70ED refractor with ED optics: Featuring ED optics, the travel-friendly Starwave 70mm F6 ED Doublet refractor can be taken anywhere. The optical tube folds down to just under 30cm length with the dewshield retracted, and weighs about 2kg. When compared to small Achromatic refractors of similar size, length and focal ratio, the Starwave 70 ED offers better mechanics for easier focusing, and truer colour rendition due to the ED optics.

Starwave 70ED and iOptron Cube PRO: £699.00 Buy Now!

f1 Telescopes

Telescopes and stargazing equipment for the amateur astronomer and astro-photographer.

At f1 Telescopes, we’re passionate about all things astronomy. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or just starting out, we’re here to offer a wide range of products at great prices, backed up by friendly and enthusiastic advice. From our head office in Sittingbourne, Kent, items can be purchased online for home delivery or collected in store.

All the leading brands at great prices

We stock all the leading names in telescopes, accessories and celestial observation equipment from top brands like Celestron, Meade, Lunt, Barr & Stroud, Skywatcher, Coronado, Altair, Baader Planetarium, Astro Engineering, AWR, Bresser, Explore Scientific, Geoptik, Helios, Ioptron, Telrad, Vixen, W&W Astro and Vanguard.

Put simply, if it’s out there on the marketplace, its highly likely we have it in stock. But if you do not find the items you are seeking, speak to us first and we will do our best to serve you.

We are appointed agents for every product we sell. All brands come from official UK distributors and therefore carry the full manufacturers warranty.

Buy online with confidence!

When you buy online from us, we do not take any funds until your order is ready for dispatch. Please see our terms and conditions for full details of our returns.

Speak to us for help

Got a question for us? We’re happy to answer any queries you have before or after you place your order. We are very beginner friendly, so if you are unsure of anything or need some useful advice, don’t be afraid to ask!

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