Category Archive: Celestron Telescope

Nov 17

Telescope Reviews: Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70

If you’re not familiar with the Celestron brand name then rest assured that you soon will be. We’re not going to spend much time explaining who Celestron are as a company because it’s been covered elsewhere on the site, but in brief this company has been manufacturing telescopes since the 1960s and remains one of …

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Aug 18

Celestron Telescopes – Why Are These Telescopes So Popular?

Celestron Telescope

The history of the Celestron brand actually goes all the way back to 1955, to the days when Valor Electronics was founded by Tom Johnson. In fact what Valor did back then was produce electronic components for the US military, which it continued to do for several years after starting to manufacture their range of …

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Dec 06

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6SE

If you’re just starting out as an astronomy hobbyist you have two choices when choosing your first telescope. You can choose some mass produced mall store telescope or you can choose a brand like Celestron. The choice might not seem an obvious one at first because of the price difference between a Celestron scope and …

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Aug 31

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

Blackheaded Grossbeak - Celestron NexStar 4 SE

There are a few names which will immediately spring to mind when you’re thinking about buying a telescope, or even if you’re just looking one up on online. Celestron is, and has been, one of the leading names in hobbyist telescopes for many years now. In fact Celestron had its start in business way back …

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Aug 09

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Ever since 1955 Celestron have been providing astronomy fans all over the world with a range of easy-to-use hobbyist telescopes, which are also suitable for the more experienced astronomer. When Tom Johnson originally went into the electronics business it was to provide parts for the US military but a side project which involved him building …

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Jul 30

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron is one of the oldest manufacturers of telescopes in the United States, having gone into business in 1955. Interestingly enough when Tom Johnson first started his business it was actually known as Valor Electronics and manufactured electronic components for the US military. It was only when he built a telescope for his sons in …

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