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Celestron Blog

Follow the Celestron blog to go behind the scenes with Celestron engineers, learn about new product releases, and stay up-to-date on celestial events. We also post exclusive interviews with astroimagers like PGA golfer Jimmy Walker and filmmaker John Davis. You’ll even get field notes from our guest bloggers on topics like birding, astroimaging, and comet hunting.


Events

Celestron's Mission StarTalk - Mission Complete!

We had so much fun with the ‪#‎CelestronMissionStarTalk‬ adventures! Six weeks of astroimages and giveaways, not to mention, the NexStar Evolution 6 Grand Prize. Check out this wrap up of the event written by Jeffrey Simons of StarTalk Radio Show, and comment on this post if you want to see another contest like this    Click here to read more!  

Learning Skyris: Painting the Rings

Learning Skyris: Painting the Rings Stealing Jupiter’s reign over the sky, Saturn has awakened from its seasonal slumber and is now the prime target for planetary astrophotographers. While opposition past in May, the following summer months provide pristine views of the planet as it rises in the southern sky. Try to capture Saturn quickly, though, as it steadily dims each passing day....

Summer Fun with Celestron

Let the summer festivities begin, but not without planning to meet Celestron at an event. We’re gearing up for summer travels and want you to join us. Yes, that’s right, you! We’re kicking July off at the Astronomical League Convention (ALCON) in New Mexico. This event is the perfect opportunity for amateur astronomers to learn tips and tricks directly from professional astronomers cu...

CELESTRON’S MISSION STARTALK - Mission Announcements

CELESTRON'S MISSION STARTALK: Thanks for volunteering for Mission StarTalk, sponsored by Celestron. New missions begin every Monday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Missions end Sunday nights at 11:59 PM PST. Your mission is to correctly identify the celestial objects we show you, all of which have been photographed using Celestron telescopes and astronomy equipment and accessories...

Looking Up with My Daughter… and a Little Help from Celestron

As you probably know, we’re running a contest for our fans with Celestron, the leading manufacturer of telescopes and space imaging equipment, called Mission StarTalk. Each week for 6 weeks, Celestron will show an unidentified celestial object, and if you correctly name the object using the NGC or Messier numbers, you will be entered into a drawing for a SkyMaster 15x70 Astronomy Bino...

Celestron’s Mission StarTalk

CELESTRON'S MISSION STARTALK: Thanks for volunteering for Mission StarTalk, sponsored by Celestron. New missions begin every Monday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Missions end Sunday nights at 11:59 PM PST. Your mission is to correctly identify the celestial objects we show you, all of which have been photographed using Celestron telescopes and astronomy equipment and accessories...

New Eicher Book Will Deliver State of the Cosmos Message

Last year, I spent much of my free time cloistered in my room cranking away on a new book about astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology. You see, more than 30 years ago I was incredibly inspired by Cosmos, the TV series and book, and got to know Carl Sagan, who encouraged me onward. The inspiration led me to write my 21st book, which will be published by Cambridge University Pr...

National Park Foundation Announces the 2014 “Share the Experience” Photo Contest Winners [Press Release]

@GOPARKS, @ACTIVENETWORK & @CELESTRON INVITE AMATEUR #PHOTOGRAPHERS TO ENTER THE 2015 @SHARETHEEXPER CONTEST AT WWW.SHARETHEEXPERIENCE.ORG Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2015) The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, ACTIVE Network and Celestron are proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Share the Experiencephoto contest. This annual contest ...