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Where to Shop for Telescopes

This is not an exhaustive list of manufacturers and dealers, but includes many of those with active websites. Check the advertising pages of Sky & Telescope or Astronomy magazines for more listings, or use your favorite internet search engine.


Astro-Physics, Inc.

Rockford, IL

-- 4-, 5-, and 6-inch refractors

Celestron International

Torrance, CA

-- SCTs, refractors, reflectors (both equatorial and Dobsonian), and the "NexStar" computer-driven telescope (5- and 8-inch models)

Coulter Optical

West Palm Beach, FL

-- Dobsonians telescopes (8- to 13-inch models)

Discovery Telescopes

Oceanside, CA

-- Truss-style 12-, 15-, and 17.5-inch Dobsonian telescopes

Edmund Scientific

Barrington, NJ

The Astroscan 2001

Jim's Mobile, Inc.

Lakewood, CA

-- 6-, 12.5- and 18-inch Newtonian reflectors

Meade Instruments Corporation

Irvine, CA

-- SCTs, refractors, reflectors (both equatorial and Dobsonian) and the "Autostar" computer-driven telescope (3.5- and 5-inch models)

Obsession Telescopes

Lake Mills, WI

-- Large to huge Dobsonian reflectors (up to 30 inches)

Starsplitter Telescopes

Thousand Oaks, CA


Auburn, CA

-- 3-, 3.5- and 4-inch refractors; Nagler eyepieces

Celestron International

Torrance, CA

Meade Instruments Corporation

Irvine, CA

Televue (mfr. Nagler eyepieces)

Suffern, NY


Most of the telescope manufacturer's listed above, as well as some not listed, distribute their telescopes to many of the following dealers.


New York, NY

Amateur Electronic Supply

Milwaukee, WI

Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird

Anacortes, WA

Andromeda Astronomy Mall

Grand Forks, ND


Norman, OK

Astronomy Mall

Astronomy Shoppe

Phoenix, AZ

Camera Corner

Burlington, NC

Focus Camera

Brooklyn, NY (opens in new tab)

Hardin Optical Company

Bandon, OR

Khan Scope Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Livermore and San Francisco, CA

F. C. Meichsner Co., Inc.

Boston, MA

The Observatory

Dallas, TX

Oceanside Photo & Telescope

Oceanside, CA

Orion Telescopes and Binoculars

Santa Cruz, CA (opens in new tab)

Pocono Mountain Optics

Moscow, PA; Las Vegas, NV

Rivers Camera Shop

Dover, NH

Scope City

Locations in California


Cape Coral, FL

Shutan Camera & Video

Vernon Hills, IL

Skywatch Products

Fort Worth, TX

The Telescope Store

Keene, NH

Texas Nautical Repair

Houston, TX

The Sky Plus

Pittsburgh, PA

Wholesale Optics

New Milford, CT

Woodland Hills Camera

Woodland Hills, CA

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