Celestron was, founded in 1960 by electronics engineer, Tom Johnson. It started as an astro-optical division of Mr. Johnson’s aerospace electronics firm; Valor Electronics.
While searching for a suitable telescope for his two young sons, Tom decided to build a telescope from scratch. Starting with a 6-inch reflector, he progressed to building increasingly larger and more sophisticated designs. Tom’s hobby soon grew into a full-time business, offering Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes in 4-inch to 22-inch models.
This company is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes.
Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology.
Celestron’s innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more. Celestron sells and markets its products worldwide through a variety of specialty retail outlets and international distributors.
Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA.
Tel No: +27 11 792 1097
Fax No: +27 11 792 4466
Address: 9A Langwa Str, Strijdom Park, 2194
Postal Address: P.O. Box 651342, Benmore, 2010