Celestron telescope & binocular deals 2024

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The best Celestron telescope and binoculars deals are highlighted in our guide below, as there are top discounts on the manufacturer's top models available. 

Celestron is one of the top names in the skywatching industry, known for the quality and reliability of its optics. With that in mind, it's no surprise that they make some of the best telescopes and best binoculars around and you can get several of the best telescope deals and binoculars deals on their products too.

Such is the range of quality that Celestron offers on its models, some telescopes from our best telescopes for beginners and best telescopes for kids also appear in this guide. Sometimes, worthwhile discounts can be hard to find, but Celestron deals are usually in abundance. So, we keep this page updated throughout the year. We remove offers that expire and highlight new ones when they're available. That means there's usually something to suit everyone, regardless of needs, budget and experience below.

Of course, Celestron isn't the only manufacturer of quality astronomy instruments, so if you don't find what you're looking for here, it could be worth taking a look at our specific guides for Meade Instruments, Orion, Vixen and Sky-Watcher deals. But for the best Celestron telescope and binoculars deals currently available, read on below.

The best Celestron telescope & binocular 2024

Best Celestron telescope deals

Celestron Inspire 100AZ was $468.95now $279.64 on Adorama

Celestron Inspire 100AZ was $468.95 now $279.64 on Adorama

Save 40% on what we think is the best budget telescope out there. It's a great option for budding astronomers to get up and running quickly and easily and you can check out our Celestron Inspire 100AZ review for a closer look. 

Note: The before price is way above what you should expect to pay for this telescope but the price you do pay is a good one.

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ: was $403.30 now $254.71 at Walmart.

Save nearly $150 on a Celestron reflector telescope, which also impressed our reviewer with its StarSense smartphone technology for easy use and crisp views of galaxies, nebulas and more. It features in a number of our other guides, such is the impressive nature of this telescope.

Celestron Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ Was $239.95 Now $199.95 on Amazon.

Celestron Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ Was $239.95 Now $199.95 on Amazon.

Save $40 on this telescope that's ideal for beginners. If you're happy to let technology do the heavy lifting in your stargazing experience, you can let your smartphone work alongside the StarSense app to point you toward a variety of visible night sky targets and use accessories to enhance your experience. 

Note: You can save a further $10 by applying the coupon, taking the price to the lowest Amazon has offered this year.

Celestron Travel Scope 70

Celestron Travel Scope DX 70: Was $119.95 now $99.99 at Amazon

Save 17%
on the Celestron Travel Scope 70 at Amazon. Complete with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), 2x Barlow lens, star diagonal, backpack, finder scope, moon filter, tripod and smartphone adapter, this grab-and-go telescope offers a fully equipped option for beginners and kids.

Celestron Astromaster 114EQ Reflector Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ: Was $319.95, now $249.99 at Amazon

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$70 off at Amazon on the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ, which allows you to enjoy clear, high-definition views through its 114mm aperture. Equipped with filters, eyepieces, StarPointer finderscope, cleaning cloths and more, this reflector is suitable for enthusiast astronomers.

Note: You can save a further $30 by applying the coupon.

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Now $133.56 on Amazon

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Now $133.56 on Amazon.

The perfect telescope for the beginner, the Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ is both easy to use and offers excellent views of the planets, surface of the moon and bright-deep sky targets.

Note: This technically isn't a deal but is the same price as when it was on sale before.

Choosing the right telescope

It's not just the size of the saving you should consider before purchasing a telescope but also your budget and your level of stargazing experience. Given the of the number of models on offer, there's a Celestron telescope to suit everyone. It doesn't matter whether you're a complete beginner or whether you're looking to bag a bargain or even invest some serious cash, you can find a Celestron telescope to cater to your needs. 

Beginners are advised to go for a portable easy-to-assemble telescope at an introductory price of less than or around $200 but, there are top beginner options which cost more too. The Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ or Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ are good low-cost, starter models. While the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ, Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ or Celestron AstroMaster DX 102AZ will cost a bit more. More serious astronomers should be prepared to make a larger investment. If you’re in the latter position, then we recommend the Celestron NexStar 8SE to add to your arsenal.

With an increase in budget, comes an improvement in the type of technology that has become prevalent in telescope manufacturing: computerized, or GoTo, mounts. At the touch of a button, these revolutionary instruments are able to slew to your chosen target without needing to use sky maps to find your way around the night sky. The Celestron NexStar 4SE is a great option if you're keen on combining tech with your observing sessions.

If the telescope isn’t for your use and your kids have been bugging you for one, then the Celestron FirstScope 76 are the perfect choices since they require very little maintenance, are easy to use and are small enough to store in a cupboard. What’s more, their robust build exudes quality for a basic build, offering years of usage and for very little investment — an excellent combination for parents, who suspect that skywatching might be a passing phase.

The Celestron telescope models we have introduced are perfect for views of the solar system, with notable targets being the craters and seas of the moon and bright sights of Jupiter and Saturn. They will also provide good observations of bright deep-sky objects such as the Orion Nebula in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter) and the stunning Pleiades star cluster in Taurus (the Bull).

Those keen on a substantial step up in quality and closer views of targets will need to consider increasing their budget for a larger objective lens or aperture — that is the "light-gathering” ability of a telescope. For magnified views of the planets, galaxies and nebulas, the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ, Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ and Celestron NexStar 4SE are all worth a look.

Best Celestron binocular deals

Celestron EclipSmart 12x50 Solar Binoculars Was $119.95 Now $89.95 on Amazon.

Celestron EclipSmart 12x50 Solar Binoculars Was $119.95 Now $89.95 on Amazon. 

Save 25% and get Amazon's lowest price on a pair of solar binoculars that feature a 12x magnification, a 50mm aperture and solar filters. It means these binoculars allow you to view the sun safely and their power helps them excel at spotting sun spots. 

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to be quick to get this deal.

Celestron SkyMaster 25X70 BinocularsWas $129.95now $92.65 on Amazon

Celestron SkyMaster 25X70 Binoculars Was $129.95 now $92.65 on Amazon.

Save 29% on these brilliant, powerful long-distance binoculars when you grab them from Amazon. You get a 70mm objective lens, a firm rubber grip, sharp focus, 25 times magnification and long eye relief, perfect for those who wear glasses.

Note: You can save a further $10 by applying the coupon.

Celestron Outland X 8x42

Celestron Outland X 10x42 Was $104.95 now $79.59 at Amazon
Save 24%
Waterproof and fogproof, the Celestron Outland X 10x42 provides high-resolution and high-contrast views for outdoor enthusiasts. Comfortable to hold with excellent eye relief, this lightweight binocular is supplied with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, strap and soft protective carry pouch. 

Note: You can save a further $10 by applying the coupon.

Celestron TrailSeeker ED 10x32 was $349.95  Now $279.65

Compact, yet packing a punch in observing prowess, the TrailSeekers are great for any outdoor adventure — from studying birds to observing the craters of the moon. They're also a great option for magnified views of star fields. Save 20%.

Celestron TrailSeeker ED 10x32 was $349.95  Now $279.65

Compact, yet packing a punch in observing prowess, the TrailSeekers are great for any outdoor adventure — from studying birds to observing the craters of the moon. They're also a great option for magnified views of star fields. Save 20%.

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to act soon to get this deal.

Choosing the right binocular

When buying your Celestron binoculars we recommend looking for at least a magnification of 7x or 10x, along with an aperture of at least 42 mm. You should also choose a Porro prism design, while fully multi-coated optics and BaK-4 prisms are a must for crisp and clear observations. Nitrogen-purged designs are a massive plus and keep fogging and condensation at bay during your tours of the universe. 

As your objective lens size increases, so does the weight of your binoculars. Anything larger than 50 mm will require a tripod for stable skywatching. An important skill to master for optimum views of the night sky is learning how to hold your binoculars steady — once you've achieved this, your chosen night-sky targets will truly be sights to behold.

If portability is your main aim and you're looking to use your binoculars for a combination of travel, skywatching and terrestrial views, we recommend the Celestron Outland X 10x42, which will give you more bang for your buck. The Celestron Outland X 10x50 are also a great option and are comfortable to use for reasonably long periods of time. Observations of nebulas such as the Orion Nebula (Messier 42) and Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) are even better with the larger objectives.

But, if you're looking for a cost-effective way to gather as much light as possible, the Celestron 20x80 SkyMaster Pro is a top choice. Although we recommend a tripod for a comfortable and effortless viewing experience, it does offer crystal clear observations and eye relief for those who wear spectacles. 

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Gemma Lavender
Contributing expert

Gemma currently works for the European Space Agency on content, communications and outreach, and was formerly the content director of Space.com, Live Science, science and space magazines How It Works and All About Space, history magazines All About History and History of War as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) kids education brand Future Genius. She is the author of several books including "Quantum Physics in Minutes", "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Large Hadron Collider" and "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Milky Way". She holds a degree in physical sciences, a Master’s in astrophysics and a PhD in computational astrophysics. She was elected as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2011. Previously, she worked for Nature's journal, Scientific Reports, and created scientific industry reports for the Institute of Physics and the British Antarctic Survey. She has covered stories and features for publications such as Physics World, Astronomy Now and Astrobiology Magazine.

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