Telescopes 4 - 6 inch Aperture

4 - 6 inch Aperture


This page has a range of beginner telescopes of various types above 4 inches in aperture diameter and upto 6 inches. 


With Goto


Celestron Skyprodigy 130

Celestron Skyprodigy 130mm Reflector

Automatic Goto technology. 

5/5 Amazon reviews.

  • Fully automatic alignment procedure with fully computerized altazimuth mount
  • Quick-release fork arm mount and optical tube for easy, quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray
  • Battery pack providing over 30 hours of power
  • CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software included which provides education about the sky



Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT

Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT Mak

Older, cheaper version of the SE series. Nice 5 inch aperture telescope.

4.5/5 Amazon reviews.

  • High quality 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain - good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount with flash upgradeable hand control with 4,000 celestial object database
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects and The Sky CD ROM Software
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included



Celestron Nexstar 6SE

Celestron Nexstar 6SE Schimdt

Popular but expensive 6 inch telescope with Skyalign Goto.

4.5/5 Amazon reviews

  • 6"/150mm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings
  • Sturdy computerised altazimuth telescope mount
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod with accessory tray
  • Quick release fork mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • 40, 000+ object database with 200 user defineable objects
  • SkyAlign, Celestron's fast and easy patented alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable for downloading product updates over the internet
  • NexRemote software and RS232 cable included for advanced control via your computer


SkyWatcher Skyhawk 1145P

SkyWatcher Skyhawk 1145P Synscan reflector

4.5 inch reflector scope.

5/5 Amazon review

  • SynScanTM Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  • PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x



SkyWatcher Explorer 130P

Skywatcher Explorer 130P Synscan reflector

Just over 5 inch aperture reflector scope.

5/5 Amazon review

  • SynScanTM Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
  • Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
  • PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.



Without Goto


SkyWatcher 150P

SkyWatcher 150P Dob

6 inch dobsonian reflector telescope. Good value

4.5/5 Amazon reviews

  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 73% more Light Gathering than 114mm
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 153mm
  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x12



SkyWatcher Skymax 127

SkyWatcher Skymax 127 Mak

Like the Celestron Nexstar 127 but without the Goto.

5/5 Amazon review

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x60, x120, x150, x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.81)
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)



SkyWatcher 130 EQ2

SkyWatcher Explorer 130 EQ2 Reflector

Just over 5 inch reflector telescope with an equatorial mount. Good value for money.

4.5/5 Amazon reviews

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/6.92)
  • x2 Barlow Lens
  • EQ2 Equatorial Mount
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm


Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ-MD Reflector

Another 5 inch reflector, but this one comes with a motor drive for tracking stars and deep sky objects.

  • Motor Drive for the automatic tracking
  • All coated, glass, erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup with quick release dovetail attachment and preassembled tripod
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer and German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, maps and images


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Telescopes upto 4 inch Apertures

Telescopes upto 8 inch Aperture

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