1. Celestron AstroMaster 76EQ
This classic mounted telescope is perfect starting point for anyone who fancies themselves as a bit of a stargazer. It’s rugged and easy to set up, and the 76mm aperture and 700mm focal length allow easy viewing of most satellites and planets within our solar system. ‘TheSkyX’ astronomy software is also included, which contains sky maps and images for 10,000 astronomical objects.
Price: £70 | Link: celestron.com | Best for: Kids with big dreams
From Celestron to Sky-Watcher, here's five of the best telescopes to buy in 2013 for kids, stargazing beginners and experienced astronomy lovers
The sky and space have fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Civilisations as ancient as the Mayans, Egyptians and Inca placed great importance in astronomy, and now anyone can dabble in some stargazing right from their bedroom window.
Whether you're on the hunt for aliens or just want to get up close to see the craters of the moon, here's the high-powered telescopes to help you do it.