Celestron Makes Astroimaging Easier Than Ever With New Telescopes and Cameras

Torrance, CA (August 17, 2011) – Celestron, the number one telescope maker in the world, media darling for the innovative SkyScout Personal Planetarium, and winner of product innovation awards from CES, Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine and Popular Mechanics, is pleased to announce the release of its newest CCD camera and telescope line geared towards astroimaging. 

Celestron's Nightscape CCD camera and CPC Deluxe HD are two amazing new additions to Celestron's highly successful astro-imaging line.  Nightscape is a one shot, easy to use 10.7 MP color CCD camera, while CPC Deluxe HD combines our award winning EdgeHD optics with a dual fork arm design.  Both can be used separately or paired together to produce visibly sharper astronomical images.

Nightscape is a versatile CCD camera with many sought after features found only on professional grade astro-imaging cameras costing thousands of dollars more.  With its large sensor and high resolution; planets, compact deep-sky and wide field objects will be captured in fine detail and true color fidelity. Nightscape comes with user-friendly AstroFX software, which guides you with easy to follow steps, from taking images to final processing. With a suggested retail price of $1,499, Nightscape maintains the simplicity of a DSLR camera while providing you the capability of a professional grade astro-imaging camera. 

See the universe in high definition with our CPC Deluxe HD.  Celestron's award winning EdgeHD optical system is now available on a newly designed top-of-the-line dual fork arm computerized mount.  Offered in three different models:  CPC Deluxe 800 HD – Retail: $2,399, CPC Deluxe 925 HD – Retail: $3,199 and CPC Deluxe 1100 HD – Retail: $3,799, CPC Deluxe HD telescope series re-defines everything that amateur astronomers are looking for - ease of use, quick and simple GPS assisted alignment, ergonomic design, enhanced electronics, and unsurpassed optical quality.  As a visual instrument, the EdgeHD optical system delivers pinpoint images across your widest field eyepiece, providing you stunning clarity and sharpness.

As an added bonus, all CPC Deluxe HD optical tubes feature a removable secondary mirror (Fastar) for ultra-fast f/2 CCD imaging.  Add Celestron's Nightscape CCD camera, and you have the ultimate imaging setup!

"The hobby of astro-imaging is rapidly growing.  People want to capture what they see through the lens and Celestron's goal is to create innovative products that make it easier than ever for consumers to photograph the night sky”, said Joseph A. Lupica, Jr., President and CEO of Celestron.