Gazing up at the skies has been a favourite pastime for humans since the dawn of the human civilisation. From this activity, humans have derived the ability to keep time, found faith in celestial beings, tracked seasons and a lot more. While our ancestors only had their own eyes to divine the skies, today we have easy access to technology that brings us much closer to the stars. Powerful telescopes are accessible even to the amateur astronomers who are looking to up their stargazing game. Here are some of our top picks.

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Telescope (Black)

The PowerSeeker 114EQ makes for a perfect telescope to get started with. You’ll be ready in no time thanks to the easy setup. The telescope provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.

Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ Reflector Telescope with PowerSeeker Accessory Kit (Black)

The accessory kit takes your experience with the PowerSeeker range to a whole new level. It comes with two full-size 1.25” eyepieces, three eyepiece filters, a cleaning cloth, and a case. The medium and high-power eyepieces bring a new perception into your stargazing, and the filters bring greater clarity depending on which celestial body you’re focused at.

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope (Navy)

If you’re looking for compact and portable telescopes with great optical performance, the AstroMaster 130EQ is a great pick. Its excellent build quality is apparent with the permanently mounted StarPointer and a quick-release dovetail attachment. The German equatorial mount allows precision control with slow-motion movement.

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope with AstroMaster Accessory Kit (Navy)

If you want to start strong, go for this combo of the AstroMaster 130EQ alongside the Accessory Kit. The kit comprises of eight-piece eyepiece and filter and greatly enhances the telescope’s performance. In combination with the adjustable, full-height steel tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs and deluxe accessory tray, this one is a great pick from the current available range of telescopes.

Celestron Ultima 100 Angled Spotting Scope (Army Green)

With a lens diameter of 100mm, you’ll get the brightest images with the Ultima 100, even in low light conditions. It comes with a standard 22-66x zoom eyepiece and excellent optics. It is good for a variety of situations like observing nature and long-distance spotting and even challenging environments because it is completely waterproof.

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