With these basics under your belt, you'll be at home in the universe in no time.
What to Bring for a Night of Stargazing: The Ultimate Guide
For many amateur astronomers, there is a ritual that comes along with a night of stargazing. You might have a favorite song you like to listen to, or method of assembling your scope to make sure nothing gets lost. We asked our 16,000 friends on Facebook, "Besides your telescope, what do you like to bring with you for a night of stargazing?" From your responses, we put together the u...
Sungrazing Comets 101
This article comes to us from Prafull Sharma, a student and amateur astronomer based in Delhi, India. He recently discovered a new comet, SOHO 2333, which is a fragment of 96P/Machholz. In addition to the comet, Sharma has discovered 13 asteroids, 87 supernovas, and 55 variable stars. He uses a SkyMaster 25x70 binocular to aid him in his work. Celestron is thrilled to feature Prafull...
Ask Team Celestron: The Experts Answer Your Questions About the New StarSense Accessory
Things have been busy here at Celestron HQ! In case you missed it, we debuted 50 new Celestron products in the last week, including the revolutionary new StarSense Accessory. Using a small camera and specialized hand controller, StarSense turns any current Celestron computerized telescope into a self-aligning tour guide of the universe. StarSense has already received a great respon...
With Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology, telescope alignment has never been easier: set up your telescope, press “Align” on the StarSense hand control, and your telescope aligns itself.
EdgeHD Optical Technology
EdgeHD is an aplanatic flat-field Schmidt telescope designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma, but also to give an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view.
StarBright XLT Optical Coatings
Get maximum light transmission for brighter images with Celestron's revolutionary optical coating system, StarBright XLT.
SkyAlign is the simplest method to align a computerized telescope, providing ease of use for beginners while retaining the accuracy demanded by experienced users.
NexRemote Telescope Control
Control your Celestron computerized telescope from your personal computer with NexRemote software.