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About Celestron

Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world's leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif. Learn More


Celestron combines superior optics and design, modern technology, and old-fashioned values in an affordable, full line of binoculars, telescopes, and spotting scopes. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades from Reader?s Digest, Popular Science, and PC Magazine.


Celestron celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, marking half a century of innovation and achievement in bringing the best optical equipment to anyone who's leaning skyward. In 1960, Tom Johnson of Valor Electronics built a 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for his sons, eventually parlaying his hobby into a full-time business and adopting the Celestron name. He created the first affordable production method for the Schmidt corrector plates that make catadioptric telescopes possible, revolutionizing the optical equipment available outside the laboratory. In the 50 years hence, Celestron has undergone an evolution of both business and technology that has allowed the company to continue to produce the highest-quality, most advanced telescopes and optical equipment on both an observatory and backyard scale.

Today Celestron telescopes are revered by NASA, Popular Science, and just about everyone who's used one. Hooking new recruits to stargazing with the Celestron AstroMaster line of affordable reflector telescopes, the amateur astronomer can grow with the brand they know and trust, upgrading to the iconic orange tube of the Celestron NexStar SE series and again to the Celestron CPC telescope series. The company also continues to bring new entries in GPS- and connectivity-based products designed to allow people to bypass difficult astrolocation and get straight to the good stuff.

As a manufacturer, Celestron refuses to let any of their knowledge and means of production go to waste, making a wide range of telescope accessories and other optical designs, binoculars, weather instruments, microscopes, and more. Celestron eyepieces and telescope filters are made to the same exact standards as their counterparts, and offer viewers the ability to expand their collection and observational ability without the cost of an entire telescope. Celestron binoculars put high-quality components to use on a smaller scale, forming optical equipment that fits in the hand for astronomical or terrestrial viewing.

Celestron is as passionate about astronomy and optics as their wide and active customer base, and enjoys being a part of their lives. When purchasing a Celestron telescope or accessory, you become part of a community of elite equipment owners and cutting-edge riding scientific observers. We're proud to offer this iconic brand at the best prices on the internet, and look forward to offering Celestron products to everyone who shops at

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