Sussex Astronomy Centre

Celestron Telescopes

Worthing Celestron Telescopes Approved Main Dealer. 

There are three main types of astronomical telescopes: refracting telescopes, reflecting telescopes, and Catadioptric telescopes. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right type of telescope will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

Refracting telescopes use a lens to gather and focus light. They are the classic telescopes that most people think of when they picture a telescope. Refracting telescopes are easy to use, produce sharp, high-contrast images, and require minimal maintenance. However, they tend to be relatively expensive for their aperture (the size of their lens), and their long length can make them unwieldy and difficult to transport.

Reflecting telescopes use a curved mirror to gather and focus light. They are generally more affordable than refracting telescopes, and their shorter length makes them easier to transport. Reflecting telescopes also tend to have larger apertures for their price, which allows for brighter, higher-resolution images. However, reflecting telescopes can require more maintenance than refracting telescopes, and their mirrors need to be adjusted periodically to maintain proper alignment.

Catadioptric telescopes use a combination of lenses and mirrors to gather and focus light. They offer the best of both worlds, with the high-quality images of refracting telescopes and the compact design of reflecting telescopes. Catadioptric telescopes are generally more expensive than reflecting telescopes, but they are more affordable than refracting telescopes with comparable aperture.

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Celestron Telescopes Main Dealer 

A selection from the new Celestron Catalogue is available now HERE in PDF format.

We are the Main Celestron Dealer for the South of England. All our Celestron telescopes come with a two year warranty supported by us.

We also have a full range of accessories for these scopes.


New. Celestron go-to scopes software upgrade service.


If you purchased your NexStar telescope from us we offer a free software upgrade service.

Even if out of warranty. Another reason to buy locally.

If purchased elsewhere, there will be a charge for this service.


NexStar SE XLT Go To Series

 A range of highly portable telescopes featuring high quality optical systems and packed with advanced features and a 40,000 object database.

NexStar 6SE Telescope


Click HERE for Specification Sheet


4SE XLT      4"  To Order   699.99
5SE XLT      5"  To Order   1099.99
6SE XLT      6"  To Order   1349.99

8SE XLT      8"  To Order

Celestron Astromaster Telescopes


Advanced VX Range
Advanced VX 6" Newtonian 1,599.99
Advanced VX 8" Newtonian 2,349.99
Advanced VX 6" Refractor - On Display 2,199.99
Advanced VX 6" SCT  1,899.99
Advanced VX 7" Maksutov Cassegrain 2,899.99
Advanced VX 8" SCT 2,449.99
Advanced VX 9.25" SCT 2,849.99
Advanced VX 11" SCT 3,549.99
Advanced VX 8" Edge HD 2,749.99

Advanced VX 8" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astro


Advanced VX 9.25" Edge HD

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Computerised Telescope  

NexStar SLT Go-To Range

A range of Go-To beginners telescopes with advanced features. Includes 4000 object database and the revolutionary Sky-Align easy alignment system.
Starry Night Astronomy Software

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NexStar 6" SLT (SCT)  On Display   799.99
NexStar 130mm Newtonian To Order only.         549.99
NexStar 90mm M/C  To Order only.   499.99
Celestron Evolution Series


Starry Night Astronomy Software SkyAlign Technology with the Evolution Series Wifi Support

Evolution Series

Explore the Universe and control your NexStar Evolution telescope with the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iOS and Android!

Compact, portable 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with StarBright XLT optical coatings. Computerized GoTo mount with high-performance brass worm gears and motors for improved tracking accuracy, along with reduced gear backlash.

Rechargeable lithium-iron phosphate battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing


5" SCT Wi-Fi  On Display

6" SCT Wi-Fi  On Display / In Stock   1699.99
8" SCT Wi-Fi  On Display   2329.99
  Sky portal Wi-Fi Accessory 189.99 to order.
  Please note: This is only a selection of Telescopes from these ranges, please contact us for more information.

Worthing Celestron Telescopes Approved Main Dealer. 



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