Celestron's New Handheld Digital Microscope Turns Your Computer Into A Window To The Microscopic World

A Breakthrough In Design, The USB-Powered Handheld Digital Microscope Transforms Everyday Objects Into Extraordinary Explorations For All

Torrance, CA (January 1, 2008) – Celestron, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes and related accessories, is empowering curious consumers with the ability to transform normal everyday objects into extraordinary explorations with the unveiling of its innovative Handheld Digital Microscope (HDM).

A breakthrough in microscope design, Celestron’s new Handheld Digital Microscope enables users to view and capture images (snapshots or video) at 20 to 400 times magnification power and then view them on a Macintosh or PC computer by using the attached USB cable.

Designed with a digital camera and LED illuminator built into a small, compact package that weighs just 3 oz, the revolutionary portable microscope provides bright and sharp viewing on the screen of a computer. Perfect for hobbyists, collectors, teachers, students, scientists and even medical professionals, the HDM is easy to set up and use right out of the box, and is ready to be used anywhere that a traditional scope is used.

“The HDM is a professional grade digital microscope as well as a fun educational tool that will keep consumers of all ages captivated as grains of salt transform into giant blocks of white ice, gems reveal a kaleidoscope of crevices and brilliant colors and tiny insects morph into magnificent beasts,” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron.   “Its unique design sets it apart from traditional microscopes as its small size gives users the flexibility and freedom to explore almost anything, anywhere, without the need for traditional bulky instruments.”

With a suggested retail price of $139.95, Celestron’s Handheld Digital Microscope is available online and at specialty retailers nationwide.