Updated February 13, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 8 Best Sky-Watcher Telescopes

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Best High-End
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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. While they might not have the same name recognition as Orion or Celestron, Sky-Watcher telescopes offer some of the most refined consumer-oriented optics on the market. We've included options for a variety of budget levels, and we've ranked them by their light gathering capabilities, magnification, optical quality, and portability. Grab one and turn your gaze up to the stars. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sky-watcher telescope on Amazon.

8. Virtuoso S11750 90mm Multi-Purpose

7. 10-Inch Collapsible Dobsonian

6. Pro SW 80ED APO 80mm

5. Newtonian Quattro S11230 Imaging

4. GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian

3. Maksutov-Cassegrain S11540 180mm

2. Traditional Dobsonian S11620

1. ProED 120mm Doublet APO

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2019:

This is a company that produces a lot of nice options in a very wide budget range, but their refractive models like the ProED 120 and the Maksutov-Cassegrain 180 are undoubtedly among their best. They also produce an array of pretty desirable Dobsonian options, but these tend to be very large and very heavy, which would likely prove to be a stumbling block for most astronomers looking to spend what they cost.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 13, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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