Did Celestron go out of business?

Late last night Celestron’s vice president of engineering, Rick Hedrick, told Sky & Telescope that despite Tasco’s woes Celestron is fully staffed and “continuing normal operations” at its Torrance, California, headquarters.

Is Celestron a Chinese company?

Celestron is an American company based in Torrance, California, United States, that manufactures telescopes and distributes telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, and accessories manufactured by its parent company, the Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan.

Why are Celestron telescopes out of stock?

Celestron. “As more and more people are spending time at home and exploring the night sky we are experiencing a substantial increase in demand for our products. Additionally, the global shut down earlier this year affected our overseas suppliers and slowed the production of our products.

Is Celestron a good brand?

The Celestron NexStar 5SE Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is our top pick due to its all-around accessibility and ease of use. Its primary 5-inch mirror offers crisp, intimate views of the moon and bright planets, and provides an entry into views of distant galaxies and star clusters.

Where is Celestron factory?

Torrance, California
Celestron has maintained its business offices and manufacturing facilities in this building in Torrance, California, since the mid-1970s.

What size telescope do you need to see planets?

Telescopes that have 4 or 5 inch diameters are great for viewing solar system objects like the planets, our Moon, and Jupiter’s moons.

Why are there no telescopes for sale?

In 2020 and into 2022, the telescope industry has experienced record demand that has resulted in very limited supply. We are sold out of many models, with hundreds of telescopes on backorder with manufacturers. We can’t predict when specific models will be available, and have therefore chosen not to offer pre-sales.

Is Orion better than Celestron?

No matter what type of telescope you end up choosing, Celestron stands behind them all with a two-year warranty. Even better, they provide a limited lifetime warranty on the basic optical system for the lifetime of the product under the original owner.

Is Celestron good brand?