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History of Celestron Telescopes

History of Celestron Telescopes

History of Celestron Telescopes

Celestron is a company that specialises in producing telescopes and accessories for astronomy enthusiasts. The company was founded in 1960 by Tom Johnson, an amateur astronomer who had a passion for making telescopes.

Tom Johnson started building telescopes in his garage in the late 1940s, and he quickly gained a reputation for making high-quality instruments. In 1955, he built a 12.5-inch telescope that caught the attention of the astronomy community. Johnson's telescope was so impressive that it was featured in Sky & Telescope magazine, which helped him gain recognition and start his own business.

In 1960, Johnson founded Celestron, which quickly became known for producing high-quality telescopes at affordable prices. Johnson's revolutionary design for the Celestron 8 telescope, which used a new type of mirror, called the Schmidt-Cassegrain design, made it possible to produce a high-quality telescope that was much smaller and more affordable than previous designs.

The Celestron 8 was an instant success, and it quickly became the most popular telescope among amateur astronomers. Over the years, Celestron continued to innovate and expand its product line, producing a wide range of telescopes and accessories for both amateur and professional astronomers.

Tom Johnson remained involved with Celestron until his death in 2002, and his legacy lives on through the company that he founded. Today, Celestron continues to be a leading producer of telescopes and accessories for astronomy enthusiasts around the world.

Read the full story at: https://mysteryplanet.com.au/pages/history-significant-moments-for-celestron-telescope



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