Telescope suppliers

You do not need to own  astronomical equipment to belong to Cape Centre,  nor do you have to be a seasoned observer. All  you need is an interest in the night sky and the universe out there.

However, some of our members and others sometimes ask us about some advice on buying a telescope, or ask where they can buy one.

Here are a number of suppliers of telescopes and other astronomical equipment in Cape Town:

 

Noyes Photo Chemist
Cnr Main Rd and Mains Ave
Kenilworth
021 761 5701/3

Dad’s Toys
Shop 553
Canal Walk
021 551 3471
or
Shop 85
Somerset Mall
021 852 7200

Cape Union Mart
Range of small telescopes at various branches in the major shopping centers

Many camera shops are now stocking a few small telescopes.

Online suppliers

See http://www.hartrao.ac.za/other/buy_a_telescope/index.html for a list of online vendors.

How to choose a telescope

The Sky Guide  published by the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa in cooperation with Struik offers some practical advice on choosing the right telescope.
In addition, you could have a look at  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/howto/howtoequipment/3304526.html?page=1&c=y.

 

Please note that  the Cape Centre of ASSA doesn’t endorse any of the telescope suppliers mentioned above and cannot guarantee the quality of telescopes or services rendered.