Celestron's success story began with the development of the legendary C8 telescope by the engineer Tom Johnson. He founded the company in California in 1960, which is now one of the most successful in the industry.
Celestron is known for its Schmidt-Cassegrain optics, which are very popular due to their compact design. For these optics, Celestron offers innovative mounts: NexStar for visual observers and planet hunters, AVX and CGX for astrophotographers.
In the meantime, Celestron has expanded its range of products to include sports optics and microscopy, so that it is no longer only astronomers who benefit from Celestron’s innovations.
16-48x65 TrailSeeker spotting scope, straight eyepiece
20-60x80 TrailSeeker angled eyepiece spotting scope
Ultima 100 22-66x100mm spotting scope, straight eyepiece
TrailSeeker 22-67x100 spotting scope, angled eyepiece
Zoom spotting scope Ultima 65, bended
Zoom spotting scope Ultima 65
Spotting scope C90 Mak
Zoom spotting scope Ultima 80
Spotting scope REGAL M2 22-67x100 ED
Spotting scope REGAL M2 16-48x65 ED
C5 50x127mm spotting scope
Zoom spotting scope Ultima 100 22-66x100mm, angled eyepiece
Spotting scope 9-27x56 Hummingbird ED
Kids 30mm Table Top Spotting Scope
Zoom spotting scope Ultima 80, bended
Spotting scope C70 MiniMak 25-75x70mm
Spotting scope REGAL M2 20-60x80 ED
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The story of Celestron began in 1960, when Tom Johnson founded the company VALOR Electronics. Johnson wanted to build a telescope for his son and invented the Schmidt-Cassegrain system (SC) - still today the best-selling high-quality mirror system in the world.
He soon changed the company name to Celestron and devoted himself solely to his telescopes. He made ever-larger instruments in the early years of the company - his masterpieces being Cassegrain telescopes of up to 22" in aperture.
In a modification of the ingenious optical system devised by German telescope designer Bernhard Schmidt, Celestron created the Schmidt-Cassegrain (‘SC’) telescope system, which has revolutionized amateur astronomy throughout the world. The advantages of the SC system cannot be bettered by any other telescope design even today.
Particularly noteworthy is its capability to be connected to any conceivable accessory (no matter what the overall length) and, not least, the perfect protection of the mirror system from environmental influences and age-related deterioration Even 30-year-old Celestron telescopes can often look just like new.
The ‘Schmidt-Cassegrain idea’ has since evolved into a huge family of telescopes with optical systems for every budget - right up to the latest NexStar Evolution and CGX telescopes with the SkyAlign alignment process.
SkyAlign means that you can control a telescope without any prior knowledge and without laborious preparation and be able to easily find many astronomical objects even in bad light pollution or limited visibility.
The new CGX telescopes feature SC optics on the innovative CGX mount. This mount is the most modern of its kind and ideal for astrophotography, especially if portability is important.
And speaking of astrophotography – Celestron’s cameras can be found under their serial names of NexImage and Skyris. Everything that the astronomer's heart desires can be provided by Celestron as a ‘one shop stop’.