Celestron has been an optics industry leader for decades, ever since Tom Johnson unveiled the game-changing C8. We strive to continue his legacy by continually developing exciting products with revolutionary technologies.
In the 1960s, Celestron’s founder, Tom Johnson, created groundbreaking new telescopes never before seen on the consumer market. Today, our world-class team of optical and electronic engineers continues to push the boundaries of technology. From the SkyProdigy, a telescope so smart it can align itself, to our high-performance EdgeHD optical system, we’ve revolutionized the hobby of astronomy for beginners and advanced amateurs alike. Go behind the scenes with Celestron’s product development team and learn more about our award-winning and patented innovations
Celestron’s beloved entry-level telescope gets a stunning new look! The Signature Series FirstScope features a superb Moon image by astroimager and Team Celestron member Robert Reeves
High-quality tabletop Dobsonian with a 76 mm reflector optical tube
FirstScope artwork highlights key features on the lunar surface like craters and maria that you can explore for yourself with the telescope
Simple, portable design that’s easy to use for astronomers of all
levels, a great choice for kids and families
Also includes a free PDF download of the Lunar Landscapes ebook by Robert Reeves
Celestron Firstscope Telescope
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Take one look through a binocular or spotting scope equipped with ED glass, and you’ll immediately notice the vivid, lifelike color and razor-sharp images. But what exactly gives ED glass its signature look?
ED stands for "extra-low dispersion," which refers to the composition and optical properties of the glass used for the lenses. ED glass is specially formulated and contains rare-earth compounds that greatly reduce a visual defect called chromatic aberration. Also known as “color fringing,” chromatic aberration occurs when the wavelengths for different colors of light do not converge on the same focal plane. It’s most apparent when viewing light colored objects on a dark colored background and looks like an unnatural “halo” effect that softens the focus of the overall image.