Celestron 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. The company was originally owned by Tasco Holdings until a group of Celestron management purchased it in June of 2002. After three failed attempts made by Meade Instruments to acquire Celestron, the company was bought by Taiwan-based Synta Technology in 2005. They sell and market their products worldwide through a variety of specialty retail outlets and international distributors. 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.