Celestron Gets Ready for ISON with New Cometron Line

With Cometron telescopes and binoculars, you’ll always be prepared for the next great celestial event.

Torrance, CA (July 1, 2013) – This November, Comet ISON, the already-proclaimed “comet of the century,” will streak through our stratosphere on its icy journey through space. And Celestron, the world’s number-one telescope maker, is ready to help you capture some once-in-a-lifetime memories: introducing Cometron, an exclusive optics quartet specially engineered for viewing comets, stargazing, and discovering celestial objects. With two telescopes and two binoculars, Cometron has an optic suitable for every aspiring comet hunter, so even stargazers just starting out will catch stunning views of ISON and beyond.

Drawing inspiration from classic Newtonian reflector telescope designs, both Cometron telescopes combine Celestron’s legendary optics with easy-to-use mounts that beginners will have set up and pointing to objects in no time:

  • Cometron FirstScope 76: Celestron’s iconic 76mm Dobsonian-style tabletop telescope gets a commemorative makeover. The Cometron FirstScope 76 provides bright views of comets and other celestial objects, and renders the Moon’s mountains and craters in crisp detail. And thanks to its wide field of view, you’ll be able to observe the brightest part of the comet and its tail or favorite deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
  • Cometron 114AZ telescope: Designed specifically for viewing comets, the Cometron 114AZ telescope features a 114 mm parabolic mirror to capture the sharpest views of even dim comets on their journey toward the Sun. The simple Newtonian reflector optical design, red-dot finderscope, and altazimuth mount on full-height stainless-steel tripod make it easy to navigate the night sky.

Whether you’re enjoying a pared-down observing session or stargazing while waiting for a turn at the telescope, both Cometron binoculars ensure you won’t get left in the next spectacular comet’s space dust! Their wide field of view lets you explore expansive swaths of the sky, quickly pinpoint exactly what you want to see, and keep it in your sights without the need for constant movement and readjustment:

  • Cometron 7x50 binoculars have large 50mm objective lenses and multi-coated optics to bring celestial objects into sharp focus, making them ideal for comet watching, stargazing, and viewing craters on the Moon.
  • Cometron 12x70 binoculars feature massive 70mm objective lenses, multi-coated optics, and a large exit pupil for incredible light-gathering capabilities that showcase comets, stars, the craters of the Moon, and even dim nebulae in crisp clarity with high contrast. Long eye relief and a water-resistant housing make for worry-free observing, even with eyeglasses or in damp conditions.

Both Cometron binocular models feature a durable, lightweight rubberized aluminum housing that’s tripod adaptable for extended comfort during long stargazing sessions. Both come with a wide neck strap and a carrying case for protection, portability, and grab-and-go convenience.

Cometron telescopes are now shipping and are available through Celestron’s vast network of dealers, while Cometron binoculars will be available at the end of July. Please visit Celestron.com for dealer locations or more information.

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.