Tap into your inner astronomer with Celestron telescopes on sale

These savings have us starry-eyed.
By Stacia Datskovska  on 
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The Strawberry Moon is happening on June 3, and you already know that your iPhone camera won't help you get a good look at our craterous neighbor. Prep for this not-to-miss celestial event with the best telescope deals from Celestron below.

Our top picks

Best telescope for beginners
Celestron Travel Scope 70DX
$76.46 (Save $43.49)
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Best telescope for finding objects quickly
Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ
$206.86 (Save $113.09)
Black telescope surrounded by its accessories

Best telescope for a highly detailed view
Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
$144.49 (Save $75.46)
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When it comes to the best telescopes and knowing which one to buy, there's a learning curve involved. Still, it doesn't have to be difficult (or expensive) to get a good visual on Saturn's rings, the Ursa Major constellation, or a particularly bright full moon. As of June 2, select Celestron telescopes at Amazon are on sale. That's the perfect excuse to finally step into the summer night and impress loved ones with your newfound knowledge of the stars. Here are some of our favorite Celestron telescopes on sale:

Best telescope for beginners

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Celestron Travel Scope 70DX
$76.46 at Amazon (save $43.95)

Why we love it

The Celestron Travel Scope 70DX has the lowest maximum magnification out of all the telescopes we rounded up (only 168x; the larger the magnification, the larger the object will appear to your eye within the scope), but its price makes it a great option for someone who's not quite ready to be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The 70DX is truly beginner-friendly: it's lightweight, includes accessories like a smartphone adapter and Bluetooth remote, and gives you free access to Celestron's educational software/app. This means you can easily capture your sightings on camera and learn more about what you're actually looking at. The Travel Scope 70DX, unlike our other two picks in this list, also comes with a custom carry bag in case you want to bring it on your upcoming summer vacation.

Best telescope for finding objects quickly

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Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ
$206.86 at Amazon (save $113.15)

Why we love it

The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ has a standout feature that comparable Celestron telescopes lack: a StarPointer red dot finderscope. This makes it easy to find an object in the sky and center it in your eyepiece. The adjustable red dot is bright enough to see night or day (that's right, some planets can be observed via telescope during the day, too!). Plus, it comes with 50x or 100x magnification options and a tripod.

Best telescope for a highly detailed view

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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
$144.49 at Amazon (save $75.55)

Why we love it

The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ has killer magnification (a max of 300x and two eyepiece options of 50x or 250x). The downside to all this viewing power is a higher assembled weight than the other listed options, but it's still portable enough that transportation won't be a team effort. Like the Travel Scope 70DX, the PowerSeeker 127EQ has a Barlow lens which amplifies the eyepieces' magnification even further, making this our top choice for nitty-gritty, detailed views of the heavens.

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Stacia Datskovska is an NYU journalism major (graduating this December). Her work has appeared in USA Today, Boston Globe, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, Bustle, and more. When she's not writing something or other, Stacia can be spotted crying over poetry, making a home-cooked meal, or walking on an NYC pier. For her more half-baked thoughts: @staciadats on Twitter.


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