Telescopes Christmas gift guide 2023: Best for all budgets

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With Christmas on our doorstep, many are rushing to buy those last-minute holiday gifts. If you’ve been tasked with buying a telescope for that special someone, there’s no doubt about it: selecting the right instrument for their experience level, let alone making sure that you choose a telescope that’s from a reputable dealer, can leave buyers with more questions than answers.

This guide aims to ensure that the telescope you choose meets the requirements of the astronomer in your life, with the instrument not being too difficult or simple to use while ensuring that the buyer — that’s you — doesn’t have to break the bank in order to tick a telescope off your list. We’ve also offered three price points, whatever the experience level of the astronomer: beginner, intermediate or advanced.