Celestron Debuts 50 New Products for 2013

Exciting 2013 lineup encompasses innovative telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, and accessories.

Torrance, CA (January 7, 2013) – Celestron, the world’s #1 telescope maker, is thrilled to unveil 50 dynamic new products for 2013. Spanning the telescope, microscope, and sport optics categories, these latest additions include revolutionary telescope accessories, military inspired binoculars, and digital microscopes.

Designed from the ground up specifically for astroimaging, the new Advanced VX telescope series is Celestron’s answer to the increasing popularity of astroimaging and the growing demands of beginner and intermediate imagers. The Advanced VX portable mount incorporates features usually found on more expensive telescope mounts, and is available in eight different optical tube packages. The star of the series is the Advanced VX 8” Edge HD, which combines Celestron’s best optical design with the Advanced VX for a stellar astroimaging telescope under $2,000.

The SkyProdigy™ computerized telescope with StarSense technology captured multiple awards in 2011, and this year Celestron adds to its success with the StarSense Accessory. With StarSense, almost any Celestron computerized telescope can automatically align itself in about 3 minutes: just plug in the provided hand controller, attach the camera accessory, and hit the Align button. In no time, your telescope is ready to embark on a tour of the universe.

Venturing back down to Earth, Celestron also introduces several new lines of sport optics products for 2013. From beginner hikers to advanced outdoor enthusiasts, Celestron has an adventure-ready binocular series for everyone:

  • The TrailSeeker binocular series includes advanced features sought after by birders—including dielectric coated BaK-4 prisms and a close focus of as little as 6.5 feet—at a price competitive with rival brands.
  • Hunters, law enforcement, and military personnel will get the most out of their field time with the rugged Cavalry series of binoculars and monoculars. These durable models are fully waterproof, covered with protective rubber, and camouflaged in OD green. Plus, several Cavalry models include essential survival features like an internal compass, reticle, and even a built-in GPS.
  • Affordable and accessible, the new Cypress and Nature DX binocular series are clear choices for beginning to intermediate users.
  • Our popular Granite binocular series expands with two new models: a 7x33 and a 9x33. Both feature the same top-of-the-line Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass as other Granite binoculars.

Celestron’s Regal spotting scopes have also undergone a facelift for 2013, emerging as the lighter and brighter Regal M2 series. We’ve added our proprietary XLT coatings to improve light transmission, plus reduced the overall weight of the scope by 14%.

The aspiring outdoorsman can venture confidently into the wilderness with TrekGuide Lite and LandScout, two Celestron products that enhance your time in the field. Use TrekGuide Lite’s personal compass and thermometer to stay safe on the trail, and check out fresh terrain for hiking and biking with the LandScout, a great portable spotting scope.

Upgrade your lab equipment with the three latest additions to Celestron’s cutting-edge digital microscope lineup. The professional-quality LCD Digital Microscope II includes a large full-color LCD screen, 40x to 1600x power (via digital zoom), built-in 5MP digital camera, and 1GB SD memory card to bring the microscopic world into full-color focus.  For a more portable option, the rechargeable, lithium ion battery-powered InfiniView LCD Digital Microscope offers a 5MP camera, full color LCD screen, and 20x-200x powers, making it perfect for viewing objects in the field.  Scaling down further, the Handheld Digital Pro microscope plugs into any Mac or PC via USB cable and uses the computer’s internal memory to store photos and video taken with its 5MP camera.

Finally, Celestron reveals the computerized Sky-Watcher Virtuoso Versatile Mount, which brings precision panning technology to your DSLR, camcorder, or even your cell phone. Just attach a camera to Virtuoso and enjoy smooth panning video, perfectly aligned panoramic still photography, and much more. Virtuoso also includes a 90mm optical tube for astronomical observation.

All of Celestron’s new products will be on display along with the popular SkyQ Link WiFi Module at the 2013 International CES, taking place January 8-11, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Visit Celestron in Central Hall, booth #14842 to explore our exciting 2013 product offering.

About Celestron
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron’s extraordinary products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately-held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California.