Good news for beginner astronomers as this early access Prime Day deal from Amazon means you can save over $45 on a quality telescope. This is technically earlier than early access so you can make savings on The Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ before Amazon's sales event begins.
The Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ (opens in new tab) is not only incredibly easy to set up but also offers beginner astronomers everything they need for many successful nights of skywatching without having to buy add-ons elsewhere. It's high-performance telescope is for beginner astronomers who want to take the first step into exploring the cosmos, designed to give a balance of value for money, quality, features and power. You will be able to see crisp images of the moon, planets and deep-sky subjects such as nebulas, galaxies and star fields.
Amazon will be pushing a sales event this fall, ahead of Black Friday, so you might find some of the best telescope deals if you look for them, and hopefully, some of the best telescopes will be discounted too. If you like Celestron models, you can always check out our guide for Celestron telescope and binocular deals too.
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ:
$199.95 $154.92 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save over $45 when you take your first step into exploring the celestial world with this high-performance beginner telescope from Celestron.
Note: Apply the coupon at checkout for a further $20 off this telescope.
The $45 plus discount (opens in new tab) is a handy one and it's not just the telescope you get here, it is the whole package you need to get going quickly. You will receive a sturdy German equatorial mount and a decent pre-assembled tripod (but we'd recommend upgrading with one of these best tripods for maximum enjoyment long term). You will also receive 2 eyepieces, 20mm and 4mm which work with the optical system to provide magnifications of 45x and 225x, as well as a 3x Barlow lens that will triple these figures. You'll also receive a 5x24 finderscope, star diagonal and Celestron's Starry Night Basic Edition astronomy software.
The Starry Night Basic Edition software will guide and help users manually navigate their telescope to find objects all around the night sky. Its database contains 10,000 objects and you can even print out sky maps for reference while out in the field to preserve your night vision. Three-dimensional images of stars, exoplanets and galaxies are also featured to help the skywatcher learn more about the objects that won't be visible through the scope for enhanced learning and discovery.
Known for their long-running telescope and binoculars production, we're big fans of Celestron here at Space.com. Designed to be taken anywhere the PowerSeeker 80EQ is, as most refractors are, lightweight and relatively compact — perfect for carrying to the ideal stargazing spot.
The optics are also fully coated to allow for lots of light transmission offering bright and crisp views.
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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ:
$624.95 now $449.00 at Adorama (opens in new tab)
You'll save $175 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 114EQ: $289.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Grab $30 off when you apply the coupon at checkout on 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.