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How to Buy Your First Telescope

Interested in buying your first telescope, but not sure where to begin? Celestron has joined forces with our friends at Astronomy Magazine to create this helpful guide to make the process easy.

What is a Finder?

What exactly is a finder and how do you use it? Get to know the basics of your finder using this Celestron Infographic. Celestron is giving you a step-by-step guide to align your finder AND detailed how-to use it to view different celestial objects.  

Wi-Fi Technology

“WiFi Enabled” vs. “WiFi Compatible” A WiFi “enabled” telescope refers to any computerized Celestron telescope that features built-in WiFi capability such as the NexStar Evolution, EvolutionHD, and AstroFi series telescope.  WiFi enabled telescopes do not require the SkyPortal WiFi module, work seamlessly with the FREE SkyPortal app for alignment and full telescope control, and work w...

IDA Registration Form

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) works to preserve the beauty of the night sky for future generations. Their efforts to minimize light pollution help protect wildlife, reduce energy waste, and sustain dark skies for professional and amateur astronomy. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of the COSMOS 60AZ Telescope benefits the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)...

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 ul...

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 response...

StarSense Technology

StarSense Technology

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 Optics

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

StarBright XLT

Get maximum light transmission for brighter images with Celestron's revolutionary optical coating system, StarBright XLT.

SkyAlign Technology


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.