Celestron Brings Game Changing New Telescopes, The World's First "Micro” ED Spotting Scope, and Essential Outdoor Accessories to Outdoor Retailer 2016 Summer Market

Torrance, CA (August 3, 2016) - Celestron, the world’s #1 telescope maker and a leading sport optics manufacturer is constantly developing new products and anticipating the needs of today’s modern explorers. With high-end quality optics, competitive price points, and sought-after accessories that work with mobile devices, Celestron’s newest offerings give you the tech edge outdoors and dependable performance for the professional and the hobbyist alike.

High up on the list is Celestron’s latest innovations to the world of astronomy which are sure to be instant classics. Meet Astro Fi, Inspire, and the game changing NexStar Evolution 8 EDGE HD representing the latest and greatest in telescope design. Astro Fi brings fun and futuristic wireless telescope control via WiFi into everyone’s price range for three classic models (Refractor, Newtonian, and Maksutov-Cassegrain) and a new observing experience. The already popular Inspire telescope family features numerous innovations never before seen on an entry level telescope including its revolutionary lens cap design that offers a built in, ready to use smartphone adapter for an easy and enjoyable introduction to the world of astrophotography. It’s been a hit at all of our recent star parties around town and in the national parks! As excited as we are about those we are reeling at the unveiling of the new NexStar Evolution 8” EDGE HD. This bundle joins one of the world’s most loved, most portable telescopes, the NexStar Evolution with its ground breaking wireless WiFi control, featuring Celestron’s best optical technologies and the game changing StarSense AutoAlign self-aligning camera system. This really is a new way to experience the night sky and the intuitive performance of Celestron’s three greatest technologies in one package offers a very enjoyable experience behind the eyepiece.

We’ve also been hard at work in the world of sport optics with the instantly recognizable and crowd favorite, Hummingbird Micro ED spotting scope. Hummingbird is the world’s first “micro” spotting scope that is so compact you can take it anywhere. From the coat pocket to the tripod, this power packed spotter features premium ED glass for the truest and most vivid images, durable rubber-armored and nitrogen purged housing, a variable zoom eyepiece, and a shouldered or belt-loop carrying case. Weighing in at just over a pound, Hummingbird is bound to make a splash with avid birders and outdoor enthusiasts.

Our classic SkyMaster family of large aperture, long range binoculars just got an update with the long awaited SkyMaster Pro, available in 15x70 and 20x80 models. SkyMaster Pro builds upon everything that made the original so popular and just flat out made it better. Better materials and construction for an unrivaled, yet portable, astronomy observing experience. Perfectly suited to give amateurs and old pros alike a well-balanced view of the Moon, planets, and deep space objects with zero fuss.

Rounding out this year’s already impressive list is a revisit to our still quite new line of Elements outdoor accessories that got a preview at Outdoor Retailer 2015. Elements provide heat, power, and light to our astronomers, birders, hunters, explorers, and anyone who works or plays outdoors. Elements keep your personal electronics charged, your hands warm, and your path or workspace lighted for hours on end in even the most challenging conditions. This latest generation packs all the power and features with new ergonomic designs, higher capacities, and better coordination with other Celestron portable power packs like the beloved PowerTank. And speaking of PowerTank, Celestron just revamped every astronomer/ astrophotographer’s favorite portable power supply for telescopes. Simply put, the all new PowerTank Lithium is smaller, lighter, safer, and more efficient than its lead acid predecessors and is exciting the world of astronomy at every turn. Strap it to the tripod leg and you’ve got power (and a red or bright white LED panel) for an entire night’s worth of observing and imaging, plus you can charge your smart devices and Elements products with the dual USB out ports! Another instant classic from Celestron.

All of Celestron’s new optics and accessories will be on display at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT. Visit us at booth #39167.

Detailed product information and dealer locations are available at Celestron.com.

About Celestron
Celestron is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality optical products including telescopes, sport optics, microscopes, and outdoor electronics. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, winning multiple awards from many prestigious media outlets and organizations. Among serious amateur astronomers, the name Celestron is synonymous with superior optics and innovative technology. The company has a longstanding track record supporting astronomy and outdoor related nonprofits such as the International Dark-Sky Association, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Astronomers Without Borders. Celestron is privately held and operates out of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Torrance, California. Learn more about Celestron at www.celestron.com.

Media Contact:
Michelle Meskill, Celestron, LLC, (310) 328-9560 x205, mmeskill@celestron.com