The Celestron telescope is a well known brand name, sold all over the world. Here I review a broad range of Celestron scopes in all price categories. Reviews are written in plain language that any first time buyer can understand.
The reviews will help you get a better idea which Celestron telescope is right for you and your wallet. But please note, that most telescopes under $300 will only lead to you being very disappointed. Most telescopes under $300 are rubbish and are a waste of your hard earned money.
It would help you if you could remember when choosing a Celestron telescope, or any telescope, that you are buying a scientific instrument. With that in mind please enjoy the reviews and should you need any more help or advice before you buy, please e-mail Caroline. All e-mails are responded to within 24 hours or less.
You can also read my Frequently Asked Questions page. You may find someone else has already asked the question you want answered.
Celestron Telescope Reviews Under $500
- Celestron Firstscope 80AZ
- Celestron 6′ Star Hopper Dobsonian
- Celestron Firstscope 114GT
- Celestron NexStar 80GT
- Celestron NexStar 114GT New
- Celestron 8′ G-8N New
- Celestron Telescopes C 102HD
Celestron Telescope Reviews From $500 to $1000
- Celestron NexStar 4GT Maksutov Cassegrain New
- Celestron CR 150-HD Refractor
- Celestron G5 SCT
- Celestron NexStar 5i SCT New
- Celestron G-8 8′ SCT New
Celestron Telescope Reviews Over $1000
- Celestron C 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Celestron NexStar 11
- Celestron CM 1400 14′ Schmidt-Cassegrain
I recommend the software I use called Starry Night which is compatible with the Celestron telescope Go-To feature. It is an exciting piece of software which comes in 4 versions and makes learning about the night sky fun.
Starry Night Software will provide you with information and pictures (taken by the Hubble Telescope) on any object in the night sky. This will:
- Provide you with info on objects you are viewing through your telescope.
- Help plan your night’s viewing by giving you the exact position of an object at any given time.
- Help you learn where to find objects.
Give you 3 different pollution settings for your area so you will know exactly what you can and can’t see.
This software is great for all ages, and highly recommended for children. It is simple to use and will help you find your way around the night sky. I highly recommend it.
To help you understand what it is you will see please go to my page on Telescope Misconceptions. There you can find images taken of the planets and star clusters using different size aperture telescopes. It gives you an almost exact example of what objects will actually look like through a Celestron telescope or any telescope.
View images from the Hubble Space Telescope, go to the best site on the net The Hubble Telescope. Great site for students or anyone wanting to explore our amazing universe