Telescope Reviews

Telescopes Sorted By Price

The telescopes we’ve reviewed so far are listed below. They are sorted by the price at the time of our review, which is the pre-covid era (2018 to 2020). As you can see, as of January 2022, the average price inflation for telescopes since covid is around 40%, and no brand/telescope is immune. Long inventory waits exist, and some popular products are on backorder until 2023. This, combined with shrinking product margins for retailers as a result of suppliers’ discontinuation of volume purchase discounts, isn’t helping the industry much at this point. Prices will not return to pre-covid levels until at least 2024, if at all. For finding telescope rankings and recommendations, visit the Telescope Ranking page.
Refractor
Not Recommended
2
Reviewed at $45
Current Price Inflation: 40%
Reflector (Tabletop Dobsonian)
Partially Recommended
4.1
Reviewed at $50
Current Price Inflation: 45%
Refractor
Not Recommended
2
Reviewed at $50
Current Price Inflation: 50%
Refractor
Not Recommended
2.5
Reviewed at $65
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Refractor
Not Recommended
2.7
Reviewed at $75
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Reflector (Tabletop Dobsonian)
Editor’s Choice
4.5
Reviewed at $99
Current Price Inflation: 0%
Reflector (Tabletop Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.5
Reviewed at $99
Current Price Inflation: 60%
Maksutov-Cassegrain
Recommended
4
Reviewed at $109
Current Price Inflation: 20%
Refractor
Not Recommended
3.7
Reviewed at $110
Current Price Inflation: 55%
Refractor
Not Recommended
3.6
Reviewed at $115
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Reflector
Not Recommended
3.6
Reviewed at $115
Current Price Inflation: 70%
Refractor
Partially Recommended
3.8
Reviewed at $120
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Reflector
Not Recommended
2.9
Reviewed at $120
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Reflector
Partially Recommended
3.8
Reviewed at $130
Current Price Inflation: 30%
Reflector
Not Recommended
1
Reviewed at $130
Current Price Inflation: 65%
Refractor
Not Recommended
3.3
Reviewed at $140
Current Price Inflation: 40%
Reflector
Recommended
4.5
Reviewed at $180
Current Price Inflation: 45%
Reflector
Not Recommended
2.7
Reviewed at $190
Current Price Inflation: 55%
Reflector (Tabletop Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.3
Reviewed at $199
Current Price Inflation: 35%
Maksutov-Cassegrain
Recommended
4
Reviewed at $199
Current Price Inflation: 50%
Refractor
Not Recommended
3.6
Reviewed at $199
Product Discontinued
Reflector
Not Recommended
3.6
Reviewed at $225
Current Price Inflation: 55%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $250
Current Price Inflation: 50%
GoTo Reflector
Not Recommended
3
Reviewed at $275
Current Price Inflation: 60%
Refractor
Recommended
3.9
Reviewed at $280
Current Price Inflation: 25%
Reflector
Recommended
4.4
Reviewed at $280
Current Price Inflation: 50%
Reflector
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $310
Current Price Inflation: 30%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Editor’s Choice
4.8
Reviewed at $315
Current Price Inflation: 45%
Reflector (Tabletop Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.4
Reviewed at $340
Current Price Inflation: 30%
GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain
Recommended
3.8
Reviewed at $350
Current Price Inflation: 50%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Editor’s Choice
4.4
Reviewed at $350
Current Price Inflation: 40%
GoTo Reflector
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $350
Current Price Inflation: 60%
Reflector
Recommended
4.6
Reviewed at $399
Current Price Inflation: 20%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.4
Reviewed at $400
Current Price Inflation: 45%
GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain
Partially Recommended
4
Reviewed at $400
Current Price Inflation: 50%
PushTo Reflector
Partially Recommended
4
Reviewed at $400
Current Price Inflation: 20%
GoTo Reflector
Partially Recommended
3.9
Reviewed at $400
Current Price Inflation: 50%
GoTo Refractor
Not Recommended
3.7
Reviewed at $400
Current Price Inflation: 60%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Editor’s Choice
4.8
Reviewed at $450
Current Price Inflation: 75%
Reflector
Recommended
4.1
Reviewed at $450
Product Discontinued
GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain
Partially Recommended
3.9
Reviewed at $475
Current Price Inflation: 40%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.5
Reviewed at $500
Current Price Inflation: 50%
PushTo Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.4
Reviewed at $500
Current Price Inflation: 25%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $500
Current Price Inflation: 40%
Reflector
Recommended
4.1
Reviewed at $500
Current Price Inflation: 30%
Refractor
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $550
Current Price Inflation: 45%
GoTo Reflector
Partially Recommended
3.9
Reviewed at $550
Product Discontinued
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $600
Current Price Inflation: 40%
Refractor
Recommended
4
Reviewed at $600
Product Discontinued
GoTo Reflector
Not Recommended
3.6
Reviewed at $600
Current Price Inflation: 60%
GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain
Recommended
4.1
Reviewed at $650
Current Price Inflation: 45%
PushTo Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.4
Reviewed at $650
Product Discontinued
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Editor’s Choice
4.7
Reviewed at $700
Current Price Inflation: 35%
GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain
Recommended
4.2
Reviewed at $750
Current Price Inflation: 35%
Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.6
Reviewed at $850
Current Price Inflation: 30%
GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain
Recommended
4.1
Reviewed at $1100
Current Price Inflation: 35%
GoTo Reflector (Dobsonian)
Recommended
4.6
Reviewed at $1500
Current Price Inflation: 30%
GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain
Recommended
4.3
Reviewed at $1550
Current Price Inflation: 20%
GoTo Schmidt Cassegrain
Recommended
4.5
Reviewed at $1600
Current Price Inflation: 35%