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Astronomy & Observing News

Celestron Sold (Again)

Celestron has maintained its business offices and manufacturing facilities in this building in Torrance, California, since the mid-1970s.S&T photo by Rick Fienberg. After nearly a week of Internet-fueled rumors and speculation, California-based telescope maker Celestron announced on April 6th that the company had been purchased by SW Technology Corp., an…

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For Many Amateurs, NEAF is a Rite of Spring

A record number of attendees came to Suffern, New York, on April 17–18 to the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

Celestial News & Events

May's Unusual Solar Eclipse

On May 31st the Sun was a "ring of fire" over parts of Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland, while observers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia enjoyed a partial solar eclipse.

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Celestron Claims Another Victory

Celestron has won the latest court decision in its ongoing patent-infringement battle with rival telescope manufacturer Meade Instruments.

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Lumicon's Final Exposure

A household name in the astronomical community, Lumicon officially closed its doors at the end of September.

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Celestron's Fate Still in Limbo

With parent company Tasco in liquidation and chief competitor Meade challenging it in court, telescope maker Celestron faces an uncertain future.

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Celestron, Tasco Out of Business?

Due to rising debts, Tasco Worldwide has begun selling its assets, including Celestron International.

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Meade Sues Celestron Over "Go To" Technology

The February 2000 cover of Sky & Telescope featured a Meade ETX telescope alongside a Celestron NexStar scope. The 'Showdown' headline now seems prophetic. Last week Meade filed a lawsuit against Celestron over patent infringement on the very same telescopes.Sky & Telescope: Craig Michael Utter The long-standing battle between California-based…

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