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Here are our top picks for the best telescopes to buy from Celestron in 2024.

My top choices for tabletop telescopes in 2024.

My recommendations for Dobsonians in 2024. Dobsonians are cost-effective designs, which makes this list optimal buying decisions overall.

When you’re shopping for binoculars, it’s not simply a case of trying to get the most magnification for the least amount of money.

We provide all the information necessary to buy a high-quality product confidently—even if it costs more than other models.

The Radian 75mm Petzval is a decent imaging refractor – though it’s little more than a rebadged copy of an identical and cheaper telescope.

7×35 binoculars are typically smaller and lighter, and are often a better choice for daytime activities, such as hiking or birding.

Achieving a middle ground between portability and price, the Sky-Watcher 12” FlexTube Dobsonian is a good choice for those interested in a large and capable telescope without a premium price tag.

There are five planets visible to the naked eye, but one of those, Saturn, is too close to the Sun to be visible this month. Of the others, three are currently visible in the evening sky. 

The Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi 130P is a fantastic beginner or “Grab n’ go” telescope, though we do recommend the larger 150P which only costs a bit more too. Those looking for a simpler or cheaper setup should consider the Heritage 130P or 150P which are identical to their Virtuoso GTi counterparts apart from the lack of GoTo.