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Why are so many telescopes backordered?

Why are so many telescopes backordered?

What is the telescope backorder situation all about? Due to COVID shipping and manufacturing delays, AND the increase in astronomy product demand that has occurred at the same time, most telescopes and many accessories are on backorder — some telescopes are on extended backorder.

Where is Celestron based?

Celestron is the world’s leading manufacturer of telescopes for amateur astronomers. And in 2020, the company, based in Torrance, California, is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a maker of astronomical equipment.

Is Celestron an American company?

Celestron is a 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.

Is Celestron a good brand?

Celestron is one of the most trusted brands in the market when it comes to products related to astronomy. Celestron was created in 1960 by Tom Johnson, with the sole purpose of manufacturing telescopes. Celestron also has an observatory-class telescope worth $8,999 under its belt.

Why are there no telescopes in stock?

Just like bicycles and workout gear, Covid has severely impacted the usual supply and demand cycle of telescopes. Many telescope factories had to shut down for 7-8 weeks as they protected their workers and implemented Covid restrictions. By April, most manufacturers had completely sold out of telescope stock.

Why is there a shortage of Celestron telescopes?

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 made in China?

All Celestron’s scopes’ components are made in China. Some are still assembled here, including Edge scopes.

Does Celestron own SkyWatcher?

The best explanation as to whether Skywatcher is the same brand as Celestron is this: Celestron’s parent company is Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan and this company, Synta, owns SkyWatcher. The Synta company established the brand SkyWatcher in 1999.

What is the most powerful telescope for home use?

We’ll look at three of the best options now, as well as some alternatives.

  • Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 Telescope Bundle.
  • Celestron CGX-L Equatorial 1400 EdgeHD Telescope Bundle.
  • Meade LX200 14-inch Telescope Bundle.
  • Celestron 14-inch OTA.
  • Celestron 14-inch EdgeHD OTA.
  • Meade LX850 16-inch f/8 OTA.

Is buying a telescope worth it?

Most telescopes that cost less than $300 aren’t really worth it. We suggest getting good binoculars instead. Stay away from any telescope advertised for its magnifying power. For a child, look for a tabletop telescope that’s portable, easy to push around the sky, and virtually indestructible.

Do telescopes go on sale?

The answer is simple: generally, about a week after I buy a new telescope. Or camera. Or almost anything. Generally a sale or price cut in the range of 10 to 25%.

Why are all telescopes out of stock?

Where can I get technical support for Celestron?

We’re here to help! Peruse Celestron’s extensive Knowledgebase with hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions, or contact our technical support team for one-on-one help. You can reach us via Live Chat, email, or phone.

Where do I get my Celestron return authorization number?

The Proper Return Authorization Number must be obtained from Celestron in advance of return. Call Celestron at 310-328-9560 to receive the number, and display it on the outside of your shipping container.

What kind of warranty does Celestron telescope have?

Celestron warrants all of its optical products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Binoculars and spotting scopes have a limited lifetime warranty, while telescopes, accessories, and microscopes have a two-year warranty. You can learn more about what is covered under the different warranties on our Warranty Page.

When does Celestron notify the customer of a replacement?

In the event repair or replacement shall require more than thirty days, Celestron shall notify the customer accordingly. Celestron reserves the right to replace any product which has been discontinued from its product line with a new product of comparable value and function.