10 Tips on Celestron Telescopes
1. Celestron is based in Southern California and carries worldwide name recognition as the leader in innovation and top-level engineering in home and laboratory-grade telescopes. Used by beginners, highly skilled amateurs, university observatories, and top professional astronomers everywhere, we're proud to carry this iconic brand.
2. Celestron was the first to find a way to produce the Schmidt corrector plate needed for state-of-the-art catadioptric telescopes on a larger, consumer-friendly scale. This engendered a wave of innovation and advancement in the quality of catadioptric telescopes available to enthusiasts outside of professional study.
3. Reflector or refractor? Celestron makes a wide range of both reflecting telescopes and refracting telescopes, both of which are ideal for beginners and home enthusiasts. But what's the difference?
A reflecting telescope uses one or more curved mirrors to reflect light and form an image, and finds advantage in compact size and relatively high power. Perfect for finding your first deep-sky objects.
A refracting telescope allows light to pass in a straight line between the objective lens and the eyepiece. Its simple design is great for both astronomical and long-distance terrestrial viewing.
4. The Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope has become one of the premiere choices for young and novice astronomers as their first real piece of equipment. Reasonably priced and extremely well-equipped, this reflecting telescope comes with everything a new observer needs to find and focus the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.
5. Celestron's GoTo telescope system adds revolutionary GPS-guided automatic object location to your telescope. Based on your actual location, it turns your Celestron telescope in to an object finder, tour guide, and teacher. With GoTo, anyone can master the skies.
6. Representing a major uptick in the quality of telescope available to the average astronomer, Celestron SE series telescopes are some of the finest computerized home models available. The iconic orange tube telescope operates with patented Nexstar technology, using SkyAlign software to point quickly and accurately at over 40,000 stellar objects.
7. Celestron's flagship CPC telescopes represent the finest in hand-crafted technology and innovative technological integration. In a compact and powerful package, a Celestron CPC combines computerization with built-in GPS for automatic geolocation, object tracking, and advanced deep sky searching.
8. The Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope has become one of the premiere choices for young and novice astronomers as their first real piece of equipment. Reasonably priced and extremely well-equipped, this reflecting telescope comes with everything a new observer needs to find and focus the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.
9. The orange optical tube and other Celestron telescopes are available as complete packages with perfectly paired tripods, navigational mounts, and other accessories, but they're also available by themselves for building a custom setup. However you like to travel to the sky above, Celestron will help you get there.
10. Celestron knows that you don't need a whole new rig to expand your extra-Earth view - they manufacture and distribute a full line of telescope accessories and eyepieces compatible with their own and other telescopes. Filters, lenses, Barlows, eyepieces, cases, covers, tripods, mounts, and more - if it's designed to help you get a closer look, it's probably made by Celestron.