10 Best Starter Telescope For Astrophotography Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best starter telescope for astrophotography that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good starter telescope for astrophotographys, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 starter telescope for astrophotography : Editor’s Pick

10 Best starter telescope for astrophotography Reviews:

1. Telescope 130EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescopes for Adults, Professional Telescopes for Adults Astronomy, Comes with 1.5X Barlow Lens Smartphone Adapter & 13% T Moon Filter

Features :

  • 【130mm Large Aperture】Large aperture 130mm telescope, high resolution, good light collecting ability, imaging brighter, more suitable for the observation of deep space celestial objective.
  • 【High Quality Optics】The telescope adopts a sturdy and light fram structure, the carbon fiber was covering on the telescope surface, sophisticated technology. Objective lens features fully-coated glass optics, it can improve the optical system performance of astronomical telescopes, help you observe brighter, more detailed planets.
  • 【German Equatorial Mount】German Equatorial with dial and fine-turned control cables. Adjust rod to desired position, then easily secure by tightening knob. Precise positioning and fast tracking of celestial bodies make your observation more stable. You can enjoy the amazing process of manual tracking of the moon and planets.
  • 【Stable Tripod】The telescope comes with a high-quality large diameter adjustable aluminum alloy tripod. Extra a tray is attached for storing small temporary attachment. The tripod stable structure stable enable you to Locate celestial objects smoothly and accurately.
  • 【Multiple Accessories】Come with 2 High-quality Eyepieces, a 1.5X Erecting Barlow Lens, a 1.25″ 13% Transmission Moon Filter, a Cellphone Adapter. The telescope contains all the accessories you need to observe. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help you in 24 hours.

2. Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for iPhone and Android, Macro and Wide Angle Lens with LED Light and Travel Case

Features :

  • ✔ COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, and LAPTOPS including ALL iPhone models, Samsung Galaxy and Note, Google Pixel, Huawei and more. CONTENTS INCLUDE: TruView 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, Clarus 15x Macro Lens, TruGrip Lens Clip, GlowClip Mini Rechargeable LED Light + Charging Cable, Quick-Release Lanyard, DuraCase, EasyClip, Cleaning Cloth and LIFETIME WARRANTY.
  • ✔ TRUVIEW 0.45x WIDE ANGLE LENS – CAPTURE 45% MORE PICTURE WITH EVERY SNAP: Shoot stunning photos of people, pets, travel scenery, landscapes, architecture, selfies and more. NO DARK CORNERS (vignetting) like cheaper lenses. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and premium optical glass for durability and clarity. Multi-element, coated glass lenses minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts. Xenvo cell phone lens attachment is ideal for hobbyists and photography pros alike.
  • ✔ CLARUS 15x MACRO LENS – MARVEL YOUR SENSES. MAGNIFY NEARBY SUBJECTS FOR BREATHTAKING, SUPER CLOSE-UP PHOTOS: Capture all the intricacies and details with precision-focus for razor crisp macro photos every time. (For best results, position macro lens approximately 1/2 inch from subject. Not designed for zooming in on distant subjects.) THE TRUGRIP LENS CLIP offers SUPERIOR GRIPPING POWER to fasten your lenses to your cell phone when you’re in action mode, framing your next perfect shot.
  • ✔ GLOWCLIP RECHARGEABLE LED FILL LIGHT – The GlowClip LED light clips ANYWHERE on your phone to instantly illuminate your subject and surroundings with warm continuous light. The warm and natural LED light is superior to your smartphone’s built in flash—which can be blinding and unnatural—especially in darker settings and venues. FEATURES 3 BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS: Low, Medium and High. Say goodbye to frustrating photo “retakes” and hello to brilliant photos the first time.
  • ✔ QUICK-RELEASE LANYARD AND TRAVEL CASE – TRANSPORT AND PROTECT YOUR LENS KIT: Perfect for taking your Xenvo lenses with you on the fly. The travel case stores and protects all lens kit components snugly and safely while the quick-release lanyard is the perfect way to carry your lenses on your next outing. Just drape the lanyard and lens around your neck. The quick-release lanyard head makes it a cinch to access your Xenvo lenses in a flash so you never miss another photo moment.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 2.6
Width 2.7
Length 3.4
Weight 0.3

3. Gskyer Telescope, 70mm Aperture 400mm AZ Mount Astronomical Refracting Telescope for Kids Beginners – Travel Telescope with Carry Bag, Phone Adapter and Wireless Remote

Features :

  • Quality Optics: 400mm(f/5.7) focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optics glass lens with high transmission coatings creates stunning images and protect your eyes. Perfect telescope for astronomers to explore stars and moon.
  • Magnification: Come with two replaceable eyepieces and one 3x Barlow lens.3x Barlow lens trebles the magnifying power of each eyepiece. 5×24 finder scope with mounting bracket and cross-hair lines inside make locating objects easily.
  • Wireless Remote: Free includes one smart phone adapter and one Wireless camera remote to explore the nature of the world easily through the screen and take amazing celestial images.
  • Adjustable Tripod: This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum alloy tripod and a carry bag, the telescope and tripod can fit inside the bag for easy traveling and storage.
  • Satisfaction: TWO-YEAR warranty. And technical support from our team of experts in 24 hours.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 8.46
Width 4.92
Length 24.8
Release Date 2019-11-01T00:00:01Z

4. ToyerBee Telescope, 70mm telescopes for Adults Astronomy & Kids & Beginners, 300mm Portable Refractor Travel Telescope (15X-150X) with A Smartphone Adapter& A Wireless Remote, Astronomy Gifts for Kids

Features :

  • High Magnification: The telescope equipped with 2 eyepieces(H20mm and H6mm) and a 3X Barlow lens. The 3x Barlow lens trebles the magnifying power of each eyepiece, so kids can get magnification from 15X to 150X. Whether it’s viewing planets or moon, our telescope is the best helper for adults & kids. It’s a great telescope for adults & kids 8-12 & astronomy beginners.
  • 70mm Large Aperture: The refractor telescope is equipped with a large 70mm objective lens and the lens is fully coated with high transmission coatings. The high transmission optics lens can increase light transmittance and reduce the reflection of light. The bigger the aperture is, the bigger the field of vision will be, so you can see the clearer and brighter images. Professional astromomy telescope can help adults & 8-12 kids view the planets and stars more easily.
  • Wireless Remote & Phone Adapter: Our telescope is equipped with a wireless remote and phone adapter. Just install your mobile phone on the phone adapter, connect to the the eyepieces of the telescope, and use the wireless remote to take the photos. You can take clear and bright pictures easily.
  • Easy to Assemble and Use: The telescope is easy to assemble even for astronomy beginners and kids. We have the detailed installation manual and video installation instructions to teach you. And our telescope is easy to focus, allowing kids to quickly find targets and see clear images. The telescopre is great for 8-12 kids and it’s good gift to send your children.
  • Reliable Service Team: We provide 3 years satisfaction service. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our telescopes and service.

Additional Info :

Color black
Item Dimensions
Weight 3.65
Release Date 2020-10-01T00:00:01Z

5. NASA Lunar Telescope for Kids – Capable of 90x Magnification, Includes Two Eyepieces, Tabletop Tripod, Finder Scope, and Full-Color Learning Guide, The Perfect STEM Gift for a Young Astronomer

Features :

  • INSPIRE CURIOSITY – The NASA Lunar Telescope allows your child to see the moon in incredible detail; the perfect gift for girls and boys interested in space, the moon, and astronomy
  • HIGH-QUALITY OPTICAL GLASS AND FINDER SCOPE – This easy-to-use telescope comes with a finder scope, low power, and high-power eyepieces; when used correctly, this combination will allow your child to easily locate the moon and then zoom in for a close-up view
  • TABLETOP TRIPOD & SMOOTH MOUNT SYSTEM – Use the included tripod to steady your Lunar Telescope for optimal viewing, with a smooth mounting system that allows easy scanning of the entire lunar surface
  • PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS – This telescope is easy to assemble and use, making it ideal for young scientists and parents to enjoy together
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – You and your child will love this Lunar Telescope! We take pride in the quality of our products and our mission to inspire a child’s natural love of science. If you or your child had a negative experience with one of our products, we want to know so we can make it right.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 17.05
Width 4.13
Length 7.09
Weight 2.29
Release Date 2020-11-20T00:00:01Z

6. Celestron – AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Telescope – Reflector Telescope for Beginners – Fully-Coated Glass Optics – Adjustable-Height Tripod – Bonus Astronomy Software Package

Features :

  • Powerful reflector telescope: The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is a powerful reflector telescope for astronomy beginners. It features fully-coated glass optics, a sturdy and lightweight frame, 2 eyepieces, a StarPointer red dot finderscope and an adjustable tripod.
  • High-quality 130mm optics: The heart of the system is a 130mm glass optic objective lens. The AstroMaster mount features 2 slow-motion control knobs that allow you to make precision adjustments. Resolution (Rayleigh)- 1.07 arc seconds
  • Quick setup & lightweight frame: This telescope for kids and adults to be used together features a lightweight frame manual German Equatorial mount for smooth and accurate pointing. Setup is quick and easy, with no tools required for assembly. Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8mm – 1295.4mm (32″ – 51″)
  • Included accessories: We’ve included 2 eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a travel tripod, and a StarPointer red dot finderscope. Accessories also include a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.
  • Unbeatable warranty and customer support: Buy with confidence from the telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a 2-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

Additional Info :

Color Blue
Item Dimensions
Height 12
Width 19
Length 35
Weight 26.5
Release Date 2003-11-01T00:00:01Z

7. Celestron – NexStar 8SE Telescope – Computerized Telescope for Beginners and Advanced Users – Fully-Automated GoTo Mount – SkyAlign Technology – 40,000+ Celestial Objects – 8-Inch Primary Mirror

Features :

  • Nexstar computerized telescope: The NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope features Celestron’s iconic orange tube design with updated technology and the latest features for amazing stargazing for beginners and experienced observers.
  • 8-Inch aperture: The 8-inch primary mirror in this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for adults and kids to be used together packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer, while retaining a compact form factor. Compatible with starsense technology, Wifi
  • Fully-automated go to mount: Featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, the go to mount built into our telescopes for astronomy beginners automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • Easy to assemble and break down: The single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all assemble and break down from separate components for easy transportation. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready in minutes.
  • Bonus free starry night software: The NexStar 8SE Telescope includes a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.
  • Unbeatable warranty and customer support: Buy with confidence from the telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a 2-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

Additional Info :

Color Orange
Item Dimensions
Height 12.992125971
Width 23.6614172987
Length 42.0078739729
Weight 23.9862941056
Release Date 2003-11-01T00:00:01Z

8. High-Power 500mm/1000mm f/8 Manual Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 80D, EOS 90D, Rebel T3, T3i, T5, T5i, T6i, T6s, T7, T7I, T8I, SL3, EOS 60D, EOS 70D, EOS 5D, EOS5D IV, EOS 6D II, EOS 7D II SLR Cameras

Features :

  • Compatible with the following cameras – Canon Digital EOS Rebel T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, T7, T7i, T7s, T8i, SL1, SL2, SL3, EOS 60D, EOS 70D, EOS 77D, EOS 80D, EOS 90D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 5D, EOS1D, EOS5D III, EOS 5D IV, EOS 5Ds, EOS 6D, EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
  • High-power 500mm telephoto focal length – Includes T-mount adapter for digital and 35mm Canon EOS SLR cameras
  • High index, low-dispersion multi-coated optical glass to reduce flare
  • 2X Teleconverter doubles the power of your lens to 1000mm.
  • Filter thread: 67mm

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 14.6
Width 3.5
Length 3.5
Weight 1.5

9. Telescope, Gskyer 130EQ Professional Astronomical Reflector Telescope, German Technology Scope, EQ-130 (EQ-130)

Features :

  • 【Reflector Telescope】 This 5.1 inch aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
  • 【High Quality Optics】 Short 24 inch long optical tube design and fast f/5 focal ratio. All-glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity and stars.
  • 【Wireless Remote Control】 There is no need to download app, the remote can be paired with your device via Bluetooth, compatible with iPhone or Android device. With the bluetooth camera remote, you can take pictures or videos and share them with your family and friends in real time.
  • 【Complete parts】 Come with 3 eyepiece, a 3X Barlow lens, a finderscope, an adjustable tripod, a smartphone adapter, a bluetooth camera remote and so on, contains the accessories you need it allows for any viewing position and on-the-go stargazing.
  • 【Satisfaction Quality】1-year care and lifetime maintenance. If you have any question about product and service, please feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help you.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 18.4
Width 9.3
Length 33.7
Weight 30.1
Release Date 2019-11-01T00:00:01Z

10. Celestron Motor for SCT and EdgeHD – Enables Electronic Focusing – Bring Celestial Objects into Sharp, Precise Focus, 94155-A

Features :

  • The Celestron focus motor for SCT and EdgeHD enables electronic focusing using a computer or Celestron Computerized mount hand controller for remote/hands-free observing
  • Self-powering when connected to a Celestron Computerized mount the mount provides the power When connected directly to a computer USB provides the power
  • Compatible with a wide variety of Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain EdgeHD and Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph optical tubes Check description for full list
  • Motor controls include multiple speed rates automatic goto indexed Focuser position and Focuser backlash compensation
  • Focuser Utility software for Windows provides a simple user interface Also compatible with Celestron PWI

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 4.3
Width 5.6
Length 6.2
Release Date 2019-10-01T00:00:01Z

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select starter telescope for astrophotography

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to starter telescope for astrophotography, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best starter telescope for astrophotography for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their starter telescope for astrophotography!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to starter telescope for astrophotography. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a starter telescope for astrophotography, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a starter telescope for astrophotography that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the starter telescope for astrophotography and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their starter telescope for astrophotography online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online starter telescope for astrophotography the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the starter telescope for astrophotography for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online starter telescope for astrophotography are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of starter telescope for astrophotography

Before even thinking about all the different starter telescope for astrophotography available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these starter telescope for astrophotographys will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these starter telescope for astrophotography will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer starter telescope for astrophotography every few months. This is because they know that people want the better starter telescope for astrophotography. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good starter telescope for astrophotography tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.