Get ready for stargazing season with $370 off a Celestron telescope

Get ready for the next Blue Moon.
By Tabitha Britt  on 
Celestron telescope against a starry background
Credit: Celestron

SAVE $370: As of August 30, you can score a Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope for just $1,229 at Amazon. That's a discount of 23%.

Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope
Credit: Celestron

The next full moon is set to appear tonight (August 30) at 9:35 p.m. ET. Not only will it be August's second full moon, making it a Blue Moon, but it's also the closest supermoon of the year. So, if there ever was a time to get out your telescope (or buy a new one so you won't be left out of the celestial action), now's the time. Plus, the best time to stargaze is within the two weeks before and after a new moon, aka two weeks from now. You could have your new telescope by then!

As of August 30, you can snag a Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope on Amazon for just $1,229, down from $1,599. That's $370 off the original price and a discount of 23%. This is the lowest price we've seen for this model in recent months, making it the perfect opportunity to upgrade your stargazing experience for less.

The Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope is a top-of-the-line computerized telescope ideal for beginners but still advanced enough for serious astronomy buffs. This telescope makes it easy to locate and track celestial objects with precision. On its Go To Mount, choose from a database of more than 40,000 galaxies, stars, nebulae, and more, and the telescope will do the rest, automatically locating and tracking your chosen object. Plus its SkyAlign technology helps get your telescope aligned with three bright objects in the sky quickly after setup, prepping it to help you easily find thousands of other wonders of the night sky.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned astronomer, the Celestron NexStar 8SE telescope is the perfect way to take your stargazing to the next level. This lightweight and portable telescope is easy to set up and use, and it comes with a powerful eight-inch primary mirror that will help you see even the faintest celestial objects. Plus, it includes Starry Night educational software, so you can learn more about the night sky as you explore it.

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Tabitha Britt

Tabitha Britt is a freelance writer, editor, SEO & content strategist. Aside from writing for Mashable, Tabitha is also the founding editor-in-chief of DO YOU ENDO — a digital magazine by individuals with endometriosis, for individuals with endometriosis. She has a Master's degree in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism from The New School of Social Research and is currently enrolled in Sextech School. You can find more of her work in various online pubs, including National Geographic, Insider, Kinkly, and others.

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