Choosing Your Telescope with michaels

Telescopes come in an overwhelming variety of sizes, shapes, and prices. So buying your first scope can be a rather daunting task. Do you opt for the pricey one with a computer built into the hand control or the larger one that’s pure mirrors? What do the words “refractor” and “reflector” mean anyways?


Come into michaels and We’ll explain the basic telescope types and telescope mounts, We’ll explain that size does matter, i.e. a larger mirror will let you see fainter objects in finer detail than a smaller one can and we’ll help you choose equipment to use along with your newly bought telescope, such as eyepieces and filters


We have access to the whole range of Celestron and Tasco Telescopes

So if you have seen a product that you like that isn’t listed below and you would like to know more or would like to order one please call us on 03 9672 2211 or email


See below for our current stocked range

 AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.



AstroMaster 114EQ Telescope



AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope





80LCM Computerized Telescope


Automatically locate the wonders of the universe with a motorized system & on board Computer Telescope All glass, fully coated optics reveal the depths of our solar system and the wonders of the Universe. Fully adjustable tripod features a convenient accessory tray. Easy to use computerized hand control allows user to locate objects at the touch of a button. The internal database allows the telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects





NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope


The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars.  With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 130 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes.  Celestron’s new SkyAlign alignment technology makes aligning a breeze.



NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope


Celestron’s signature orange-tube telescope combines advanced features and excellent optics in one easy-to-use system, the NexStar 6SE. It’s the perfect choice for your first serious telescope, offering striking views at an economical price.


The 6SE’s six-inch primary mirror packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that the solar system has to offer: Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon. When it comes to deep sky objects, take your 6SE to a dark-sky site and you’ll see hundreds of pinpoint stars in the Hercules Globular Cluster, the spiral arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, and more.






michaels have access to the entire range of Celestron and Tasco Telescopes


If you have seen a product that you like that isn’t listed above and you would like to know more or would like to order one please call us on 03 9672 2211 or email

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