Telescopes, binoculars and microscopes suitable for beginners and as gifts. Plus other gift ideas for every occasion.
Everything the amateur astronomer’s and nature observer’s heart desires: our product scouts make it easy for you to find the right equipment to get started. No matter whether it’s for you or a gift, a complete telescope set or accessories for more joy of use, our guides guarantee that you’ll make the right choice.
Our telescope buying guide gives recommendations for beginners and for finding gifts.
Our buying guide: individual pairs of binoculars and complete packages, in different price ranges and for different applications.
Microscopes are popular as a gift for children and teenagers. Our recommendations are also suitable for adult occasional observers.
Looking for a little something? Here you will find gift ideas, sorted by interests and age groups. Have fun browsing and giving!
Are you thinking about buying a telescope? Examples of product combinations for your first steps in astronomy - or for moving to the next level!
Which questions do I need to ask myself in order to find the right telescope? Selecting a telescope step by step.
Have you ever dreamed of discovering the night sky with your own eyes? We can guarantee to get you started in astronomy with our telescope recommendations.
Should you inspire children and teenagers with astronomy? Why this is a good idea, and which telescopes are suitable for which age group.
Which magnifications are recommended and which eyepieces should you buy? The most common questions answered in a compact infographic.
Eyepiece sets usually accompany entry-level telescopes, which should cover at least your basic needs.
Entry-level telescopes often come with a set of one or two eyepieces. These may be suitable for the very first steps, but an upgrade will quickly be necessary.
You can see the Moon and the larger planets through every telescope, but for details and for faint deep sky objects you need a little more aperture.
With a finderscope attached to your telescope, you are able to find celestial objects. Here you can find out why it is so important and which one is best for you.
Atmospheric astro-ambience and true-to-life constellations: 6 current projectors for your home or to give as a gift!