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Celestron telescope & binocular deals you can still get: Discounts & what's in stock

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We've scoped out all the best Celestron telescope and binocular deals available today and put them in this handy guide for you. This guide details the very best discounts for high-quality Celestron telescopes and binoculars whether you're just trying your hand at skywatching or looking for a serious upgrade on your equipment.

Celestron telescopes are some of the most reliable on the market and we've taken all the best discounts from reputable retailers. Purchasing a telescope or any kind of skywatching equipment can be a big deal so there's no harm in doing the research before you buy. If you're not sure what telescope is best for you, you should check out our best telescopes, best telescopes for beginners or our best telescopes for kids guides. We also have a best telescope deals guide too, if you don't find what you're looking for here.

As well as being known for their reliability, Celestron models are some of the most popular with astronomers around the world, because of their quality. There's a wide range of Celestron telescopes and binoculars out there and they cater to every level of astronomer and every budget. However, Celestron isn't the only maker of quality optics out there so it could be worth checking out our specific Meade Instruments, Orion, Vixen and Sky-Watcher guides too. 

Of course, Celestron telescopes are great, but they make some of the best binoculars out there too. If you know that it's a Celestron or binocular deal you want to cash in on, or are just curious, have a read of our guide below. 

Best Celestron telescope deals

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ $611.95 now $429.95 at Adorama

With more than $180 off, this is an excellent deal on a great beginner refractor telescope for stargazers just starting out. Its StarSense app technology allows for quick alignment and night sky object finding.

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ was $624.95 now $449.00 at Adorama

You'll save $175.95 on this Celestron reflector telescope, which also impressed our reviewer with its StarSense smartphone technology for easy use and crisp views of galaxies, nebulas and more.

Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ $159.95 now $79.99 at Amazon

Save 50%
on the AstroMaster, an ideal telescope for the beginner. Easy to set up and offering clear, crisp views of a selection of deep-sky and solar system targets, including Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons, it's supplied with everything you need for countless successful observing sessions. 

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ: $312.95 $209.95 at Adorama

The smartphone app-enabled Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ is an amazing 33% off at Adorama. Making night-sky navigation a breeze, beginners and seasoned skywatchers can enjoy their own tour of the very best solar system and deep-sky targets. Supplied with accessories. 

Celestron Inspire 70AZ: $267.95 $189.95 at Adorama

Skywatchers can save $78 on this great beginners telescope. Supplied with a full range of accessories, including a smartphone adapter for basic astrophotography, accessory tray and eyepieces. 

Celestron Travel Scope DX 70: $119.95 $98.95 at Amazon

Save over $20
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.  

Choosing the right telescope

When it comes to choosing the right Celestron telescope for you, you should consider two vital factors: how much skywatching experience you've had and what the range of your budget is. Whatever those are, Celestron has a huge range that caters to all levels of experience and budgets. 

Beginners are advised to go for a portable easy-to-assemble telescope at an introductory price of less than or around $200, such as the Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ or Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ, while serious astronomers are well placed to make a larger investment. If you’re in the latter position, then we recommend the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ, Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ or Celestron AstroMaster 102AZ, depending on your budget.

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 SkyMaster 20x80 Astro: $199.95 $157.99 at Amazon

Get over $40 off
high-quality BaK-4 prisms and a large objective diameter provides excellent views of a wide selection of targets through the Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Astro Binoculars, which are ideal for wide-angle sights of star clusters, planets, the moon, diffuse nebulas a selection of galaxies.

Note: We have seen lower prices in recent times for these binoculars but this is still a decent price to pay. The mark-down price has been inflated too to make this seem like a bigger deal.

Celestron Outland X 10x42 | RRP: $104.95 | Now $74.16
Save 29%
Waterproof and fogproof, the Celestron Outland X 10x42 provide 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. 

Celestron Cometron 7x50 | $43.95 now $35.95
With their wide field of view, the Celestron Cometron binocular offers crisp and clear views of star clusters, craters on the moon and small, but high-definition sights of the planets. Their lightweight design provides comfortable observing for long periods of time.

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.

If, on the other hand, you're wanting to collect as much light as possible and would rather not invest in a telescope just yet, the Celestron 20x80 SkyMaster Pro is an excellent choice with very good eye relief for spectacle wearers and provide high-definition observations — just make sure to invest in a tripod for effortless viewing.  

Deals you missed

Unfortunately, deals won't hang around forever, so we recommend acting quickly when you see one you like. When something is no longer in stock or a deal expires, we'll add it to the list below so you can compare the current Celestron telescope and binocular deals to the ones of old.

Celestron FirstScope 76 - Signature Series Moon By Robert Reeves: $59.95 $43.99 at Amazon

Now 27% off at Amazon, this tabletop telescope offers pleasing night sky views for the whole family. The Celestron FirstScope is portable and lightweight, easy to navigate and is the perfect piece of kit for those just getting started in skywatching. 

Celestron NexStar 4SE | RRP $1,037.85 | Now: $963.90

A must-have for skywatchers who just want to get observing, the Celestron NexStar 4SE boasts easy setup and comes complete with an accessory kit, carry case and adapter for charging the computerized mount. The planets and bright deep-sky targets can be accessed at the touch of a button, while views appear clear and crisp thanks to multi-coated optics.

Celestron PowerSeeker 80AZS | RRP $149.95 | Now: $139.79

The Celestron PowerSeeker 80AZS is an easy-to-use instrument that's also portable and compact. Supplied with two eyepieces (20 mm and 4 mm), 3x Barlow lens to reveal a plethora of night-sky targets. 

Celestron TrailSeeker ED 10x32 | RRP: $299.95 | Now $255.00

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.  

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ | RRP $139.95 | Now $119.49

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-sdeep sky targets. Save 15% at Amazon today.

Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ | RRP: $179.95 | Now: $149

Walmart has knocked over $30 off the price of this beginner-friendly refractor telescope, which is suitable for observing the moon, solar system and bright deep-sky targets. The AstroMaster 70EQ comes with two eyepieces and has an equatorial mount, making it easy to track objects across the night sky.

Celestron Nature DX 8x42 binocular: $149.95 $102.49 at Amazon
Great for terrestrial and astronomical observations, Celestron's Nature DX 8x42 binocular is lightweight and waterproof. It comes with a carrying case, objective lens caps, an eyepiece rain guard, a neck strap, a lens cloth and an instruction manual.

Celestron FirstScope 76 | RRP: $59.95 | Now: $48.99

Now 15% off at Amazon, this tabletop telescope offers pleasing night sky views for the whole family. The Celestron FirstScope is portable and lightweight, easy to navigate and is the perfect piece of kit for those just getting started in skywatching.

Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ: $54.95 $44.95 at Amazon

Featuring a simple-to-use alt-azimuth mount for quick set up, the PowerSeeker 50AZ boasts slow motion controls for accurate pointing. Save $10 at Amazon and you'll also receive multiple accessories including 3 eyepieces (20 mm, 12 mm, 4 mm and 1.5x image-erecting eyepiece), star diagonal, finderscope and 3x Barlow lens.

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ: $299.99 $199.99 at Walmart 

The StarSense Explorer offers high-definition views of the planets, bright nebulas and galaxies, star clusters, sure to delight beginners, kids and skywatchers looking for a "grab and go" instrument. Supplied with eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, smartphone dock and more.

Celestron Travel Scope 70: $99.95 $84.99 at Amazon

The Celestron Travel Scope 70 is perfectly portable and this Black Friday you can save a further 15% on an already reasonably priced instrument. A selection of night sky targets, such as the rugged lunar surface as well as terrestrial daytime sights, like wildlife and terrain are brought into crystal clear view. Supplied with eyepieces, finderscope, backpack and star diagonal.

Celestron 20x80 SkyMaster Pro: $279.95 $249.95 at Amazon
Get $30 off these skywatching binoculars from Celestron. With 80 mm objective lenses, these light-guzzlers are perfect for observing terrestrial and night-sky targets. They're quite heavy, so you'll need to pack a tripod for comfortable viewing.

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Gemma Lavender
Gemma Lavender

Gemma is 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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