Celestron has been a pioneer in producing world class telescopes since the early 60s. In the late 1950s, Tom Johnson, founder of Celestron, built a telescope from scratch to introduce his sons to the wonders of stargazing. What began as a hobby soon grew to be Johnson’s driving passion—Celestron.
Johnson devised a new manufacturing process to make high-quality telescopes more affordable. Before Celestron, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes (SCTs) were produced individually by master optical craftsmen who spent hours hand-figuring the glass.
He streamlined this process by developing ultra-precise match plates, which allowed for mass production of the Schmidt corrector. This technique allowed Johnson to create telescopes of unparalleled quality and bring them to market at a surprisingly low price.
Our comprehensive review of the best Celestron telescopes will introduce you to some amazing telescopes that will enable you to scope out this stellar scenery and satisfy your cosmos curiosity.