Win astronomy kit worth £1100!

Keen to get started in astronomy? We have the ideal competition for you!


Courtesy of Optical Hardware Ltd, we’ve got an entire telescope bundle to give away. Worth over £1000, read on for a taster of the astronomy kit you could win!

Visionary FirstView table top telescope. Already preassembled, the FirstView is ideal for touring the Moon’s surface and the brightest planets with its 76mm aperture.

Olivon ED eyepieces. Ideal for use with the Olivon T800 spotting scope, the 1.25” Olivion ED eyepieces (5mm, 12mm and 18mm) allow for excellent viewing of a selection of night-sky and deep-sky targets, and this range from Olivon are suitable for use with a wide range of telescopes.

Visionary Mira Ceti 150 1400 telescope. With its six-inch aperture, this is the perfect companion to observe various night-sky and deep-sky targets. Complete with 25mm and 6.5mm eyepieces, as well as a Barlow lens and Moon filter, this compact and light Newtonian offers excellent portability.

Visionary Nature Detective 10×50 binoculars. The Visionary Nature Detective binoculars offer excellent light-gathering ability in order to pick out objects, from star clusters to the brightest planets. The 10x magnification also allows these binoculars to be used as an aid for nature-watching during daylight hours.

Olivon Spotting Scope T800 20-60×80. Featuring a multi-coated, high- resolution 20-60×80 zoom eyepiece, as well as with BAK4 prisms for exquisite, crisp and clear views of bright night-sky objects, the T800 is ideal for those just breaking into astronomy. With a fully waterproof and fog-resistant design, the T800’s rugged build promises to last for years of observations.

Philip’s Guide to The Night Sky. Phillip’s Guide to The Night Sky is a complete guide for a newcomer to astronomy. The late Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the brightest of stars and when to look out for them. Clear star maps, which show the stars visible to the naked eye, assist with navigating the night sky in Britain. Ireland, northern Europe and Canada.

To enter*, all you need to do is answer this question:

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Competition closes on 7 January 2016. Good Luck!

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