The Black Friday 2019 holiday sales are now live!

Below we have selected the deals now available for telescopes, cameras, and astronomy binoculars and camera lenses and we will keep this page updated throughout the sales.

 

1. Black Friday telescope deals

Meade Day & Night Telescope

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Celestron, Orion, and Meade (some of the best telescope manufacturers in the world) are leading the way with some great Black Friday telescope deals.

This Meade Day & Night telescope is great for kids or those with little space at home as the tabletop design makes it much easier to store and transport.

This is a Newtonian reflector telescope that has a focal length of 300mm and an aperture of 82mm which is great for casual viewing in your backyard.

As the name suggests, it has sun filters so that you can use it in the day time too, but it will give you great views of the moon and planets of the solar system.

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Meade Day and Night Telescope - 227000 EclipseView 82mm Reflecting with Removable Filter
  • Removable white-light Solar filter for use both day & night!
  • Newtonian reflector with a generous 82mm (3.2") aperture to give you a great view of the Moon, planets, and the sun!
  • Lightweight (3.8 lbs.) and a compact 300mm (f/3.7) focal length for ultimate portability
  • Includes 26mm and 9mm eyepieces for low and high magnifications. Also includes 2x Barlow lens to double the magnifying power of your eyepieces
  • 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use. CE & ISO Certified for Safe Viewing.

Last update on 2019-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Celestron Powerseeker Telescope

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This Celestron Powerseeker is a good, beginner telescope that is on sale. This is a popular and powerful refractor telescope.

It has a focal length of 700mm and aperture of 70mm.

This model takes a bit of learning to use the equatorial mount but will pay off in terms of what you will be able to see.

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Celestron - PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Telescope for Beginners - Compact and Portable - BONUS Astronomy Software Package - 70mm Aperture
  • PERFECT BEGINNERS TELESCOPE: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ is an easy-to-use and powerful telescope. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features, and power.
  • MANUAL GERMAN EQUATORIAL MOUNT: Navigate the sky with our refractor telescope. It features a German Equatorial mount with a slow-motion altitude rod for smooth and accurate pointing. Adjust rod to desired position, then easily secure by tightening cross knob.
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is compact, lightweight, and portable. Take the telescope to your favorite campsite or dark sky observing site, or simply the backyard.
  • MULTIPLE ACCESSORIES: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope features 2 eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, finderscope, plus a 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each. Accessories also include a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a 2-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Celestron NexStar 127SLT Telescope

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A more advanced computerized telescope from Celestron’s extremely popular NexStar range.

This telescope finds planets and galaxies for you to see automatically from a database of 40,000 objects in space.

It is great for a beginner astronomer or just for someone keen to spend more time viewing and less time hunting those objects in space.

It has a focal length of 1500mm and aperture of 127mm.

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Celestron - NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope - Compact and Portable - Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Design - SkyAlign Technology - Computerized Hand Control - 127mm Aperture
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Celestron - NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope - Compact and Portable - Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Design - SkyAlign Technology - Computerized Hand Control - 127mm Aperture
  • COMPUTERIZED STAR LOCATING TELESCOPE: The Celestron NexStar 127SLT is a computerized telescope that offers a database of more than 40,000 stars, galaxies, nebulae, and more. The telescope locates your object with pinpoint accuracy and tracks it.
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is ideal for weekend camping trips or excursions to dark sky sites. Its compact form factor makes it easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.
  • MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN OPTICAL DESIGN: The NexStar 127SLT is the second-largest in the SLT family. The 127mm aperture gathers enough light to see our Solar System and beyond. View Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s cloud bands, and the Moon in brilliant detail.
  • FAST SETUP WITH SKYALIGN: Celestron’s proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes. Simply center any three bright objects in the eyepiece and the NexStar SLT aligns to the night sky, ready to locate thousands of objects.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: The NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Orion AstroView Telescope

 

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This refractor telescope from Orion is on sale.

This is a more advanced telescope that will suit ambitious stargazers or those that want to get into astrophotography with a German equatorial mount.

It has a 910mm focal length and 90mm aperture.

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Orion AstroView 90mm EQ Refractor Telescope Kit
  • Get more gear at an amazing price with this 90mm Refractor Telescope Kit
  • The AstroView 90mm refractor features a 3.5" aperture and 910mm focal length for crisp views of deep-sky objects, the Moon, and planets
  • Track objects across the sky with the included EQ-2 equatorial mount and its manual slow-motion controls
  • Includes two Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 90-degree mirror diagonal, Starry Night astronomy software download, and more
  • Kit includes Moon Filter, Four Color Planetary Filters, MoonMap 260 and Star Target planisphere

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Celestron NexStar 6SE

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The Celestron NexStar 6SE is a great computerized telescope that works for beginners or intermediate users.

With this, you will be able to take advantage of GoTo technology to automatically locate planets, stars and other objects at a press of a button from the database of 40,000 objects.

It has an aperture of 150 mm and a focal length of 1500mm. In spite of it being very powerful, it also benefits from being smaller and easier to move and store.

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Celestron - NexStar 6SE Telescope - Computerized Telescope for Beginners and Advanced Users - Fully-Automated GoTo Mount - SkyAlign Technology - 40,000+ Celestial Objects - 6-Inch Primary Mirror
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Celestron - NexStar 6SE Telescope - Computerized Telescope for Beginners and Advanced Users - Fully-Automated GoTo Mount - SkyAlign Technology - 40,000+ Celestial Objects - 6-Inch Primary Mirror
  • NEXSTAR COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE: The NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope features Celestron’s iconic orange tube design with updated technology and the latest features for amazing stargazing for beginners and experienced observers.
  • 6-INCH APERTURE: The six-inch primary mirror in this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope for adults and kids to be used together packs enough light-gathering ability to observe the best that our Solar System has to offer, while retaining a compact form factor.
  • FULLY-AUTOMATED GOTO MOUNT: Featuring a database of more than 40,000 celestial objects, the GoTo mount built into our telescopes for astronomy beginners automatically locates and tracks objects for you.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND BREAK DOWN: The single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all assemble and break down from separate components for easy transportation. SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready in minutes.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: The NexStar 6SE Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Meade LX200-ACF 10-Inch Telescope

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Lastly, this advanced GoTo compound telescope from Meade is on sale.

The 2500mm focal length and 10-inch (254mm) aperture will ensure bright and clear images from your backyard of far off objects.

It combines power, with ease-of-use (GoTo technology), and the relatively smaller size that comes with compound telescopes.

This obviously comes at a higher cost but is one of the best home telescopes on the market.

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Meade Instruments 1010-60-03 LX200-ACF 10-Inch (f/10) 145K object Database Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with Autostar II Hand Controller
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Meade Instruments 1010-60-03 LX200-ACF 10-Inch (f/10) 145K object Database Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with Autostar II Hand Controller
  • 10" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2500mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • 1.25 diagonal prism, Single Speed Focuser
  • Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC
  • Standard Field Tripod

Last update on 2019-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

If you’d like to understand more about what the best telescopes are, how much they cost, and what the different specifications mean see the articles below:

 

2. Black Friday astronomy binoculars deals

Celestron Cometron 7×50 Binoculars

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Astronomy binoculars make a great alternative to telescopes.

They are generally cheaper, more portable and lighter, and easier to use.

This beginner set from Celestron is perfect for a low-cost piece of equipment for gazing at the moon or watching events like meteor showers from your backyard.

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Celestron - Cometron 7x50 Bincoulars - Beginner Astronomy Binoculars - Large 50mm Objective Lenses - Wide Field of View 7x Magnification
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Celestron - Cometron 7x50 Bincoulars - Beginner Astronomy Binoculars - Large 50mm Objective Lenses - Wide Field of View 7x Magnification
  • Wide field of view reveals a larger portion of the night sky, allowing you to view more of the comet's impressive tail
  • Large 50 mm objective lenses have tremendous light gathering ability, ideal for astronomical use
  • Multi coated optics dramatically increase light transmission for brighter images with increased contrast and resolution
  • Large exit pupil provides maximum light during nighttime and low light viewing sessions
  • Strong and durable alumnium housing

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 Binoculars

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One of the best binoculars for astronomy from Celestron is also available on sale.

25×70 means a magnification of 25 times (so objects are 25 times closer), and a 70 mm aperture, which refers to how bright the images you see will be (the higher the better).

These are much more powerful than the model above, but are fairly heavy and to get the best out of them you’ll want to use them with a tripod.

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Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars (Black)
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Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars (Black)
  • 25x magnification Porto prism binocular
  • Large 70 millimeter objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low light and long range conditions
  • Ultra sharp focus across the field of view; Linear Field of View (@1000 yards) / @1000 meter): 141 feet (47 m)Exit Pupil: 0. 11 inches; Eye Relief: 0. 51 inches
  • Multi coated optics for sharp, clear views
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing. Ipd max: 2. 83 inch

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Orion 10×50 E-Series Astronomy Binoculars

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These waterproof Orion astronomy binoculars are high quality and good for beginners.

Not as powerful as the Celestron Skymaster model above, but smaller and lighter and so easier to use with free hands (and without a tripod).

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Orion 10151 10x50 E-Series Waterproof Astronomy Binoculars (Black)
  • A great 10x50 binocular for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers alike
  • Big, 50mm lenses and 10-power magnification work together to provide wonderful views - day or night
  • Waterproof construction for worry-free use in almost any weather
  • Multi-coated optics and BAK-4 porro prisms deliver a bright, clear 6.5 degree field-of-view
  • 19mm eye relief for comfortable views

Last update on 2019-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

For background research, see our article on the best astronomy binoculars

3. Black Friday camera deals

Canon EOS Rebel T6

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We’ve highlighted some of the camera best deals are here. A great entry-level Canon for someone looking for their first DSLR camera or a 2019 upgrade.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens (Black)

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS C) image sensor
  • ISO 100 6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices and social media sites
  • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Sony Alpha a7II

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One of Sony’s great mirrorless cameras is currently significantly reduced.

Mirrorless cameras tend to be lighter than DSLRs, but used to be more expensive.

However, the technology has come down in price in recent years and so are becoming much more popular with photographers.

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Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
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Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera.
  • Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake.
  • Capture stunning images with full-frame, 24.3MP resolution.
  • Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7.
  • Viewfinder Type:0.5-type electronic viewfinder (colour)

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Nikon D750

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A significantly reduced deal on the great Nikon D750 DSLR – a very popular camera in 2019.

It was one of the most popular cameras used by the finalists of the astronomy photographer of the year contest, despite being more affordable than some of the top range cameras on the market.

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Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
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Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

  • Full frame 243 megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility
  • Shoot up to 65 fps at full resolution Frame size (pixels) : 1920 x 1080

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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The Canon EOS 5D is one of the best high-end cameras on the market in 2019.

This was the more popular camera used by the finalists of the astronomy photographer of the year contest in 2019.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
  • 30.4 MegaPixel full frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • 61 point AF system with 41 cross points for expanded vertical coverage
  • ISO range 100 32000 with 50 102400 expansion
  • 4K video recording at 30p or 24p and in camera still frame grab of 8.8 MegaPixel images

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Canon EOS R

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Released only in summer 2019, the Canon EOS R is the manufacturer’s flapship mirrorless camera.

This is a top-of-the-range camera that combines performance with a compact size and light weight.

On sale, it comes packaged with a versitile 24-240mm lens.

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Body w/ RF24-240mm F4-6.3 is USM
  • 30. 3 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5, 655 manually selectable AF points
  • 4K 30P with Canon log and 10 bit 4: 2: 2 HDMI output; Dust and Drip Resistant
  • Compact, Lightweight 10x Zoom RF Lens
  • High Image Quality and Bright f/4-6. 3 Lens Aperture

Last update on 2019-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Fujifilm GFX 50R 

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The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a mirrorless medium format camera.

It has a 51.4MP medium format sensor that provides ultra high-quality images.

This camera is popularly used in street and documentary photography.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4MP Mirrorless Medium Format Camera (Body Only)
  • 51.4MP medium format 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor for superior sharpness and image quality w/ X-Processor Pro Imaging processor
  • Fujifilm g mount with short Flange back distance of just 26.7mm
  • Weather and dust- resistant; operation to as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit \ -10 degrees Celsius; Operating Humidity: 10 - 80% (no condensation)
  • Equipped with Dual memory card Slots - uses SD cards (UHS-ii recommended)
  • Lightweight body weighs approximately 27.3oz./ 775G

Last update on 2019-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

To help you choose what might be best for you, check out our article the best camera for astrophotography.

 

4. Black Friday Camera lens deals

Canon EF-S 10-18mm

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This is a great budget wide-angle lens from Canon that’s on sale this Black Friday.

10-18mm is great for landscape photography and taking photos of starry skies at night.

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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • EF S ultra wide zoom lens. Drive System Lead screw and rack system driven by stepping motor
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 10 18 millimeter,1:4.5 5.6
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.72 feet. / 0.22 meter
  • Stepping motor for noise free video shooting
  • Optical image stabilizer

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Sigma Art 18-35mm

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The highly regarded Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 lens works for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, and Sigma camera.

The range of 18-35mm gives it a great range for different types of photography.

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
  • F1.8 maximum aperture
  • F16 minimum
  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing, 72mm filter size
  • Minimum focusing distance 28 cm/ 11.0 in. USB Dock compatible, MC-11 compatible.
  • Available in Canon EF (EF-S), Sony Alpha (dot), Nikon f (DX) mounts

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

Nikon 14-24mm

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The brilliant Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens can be found on sale right now.

This is very popular with astrophotographers and for daytime photography alike.

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Focal Length Range : 14 -24 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 ft.( 0.28 m), minimum f/stop 22
  • Lens construction 14/11 (2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and 1 Nano Crystal Coat)
  • Angle of View : 114° - 84°

Last update on 2019-12-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

To help you choose what might be best for you, see more information on the best lens for astrophotography.

 

5. Amazon Prime and Black Friday 2019

Around Black Friday Amazon Prime membership can have major perks – such as exclusive deals, early access to lightning deals, and extra discounts on prices that have already dropped.

Sign up for the 30-day free trial to give it a go – especially worth trying over the Black Friday period.

 

6. When is Black Friday 2019?

Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving. So in 2019, it will be Friday 29 November

What happens in practice though is that the sales usually start ramping up in the weeks before as we enter the holiday season in November.

This is the time that the biggest bargains of the year are offered by many major retailers.

If there is something that you have been looking to buy, then it’s worth using this window to get what you’re after in the holiday season.

The Black Friday promotion on Amazon tends to last a long time, however, the sales on individual items are often offered for a short period only – i.e. the price drops for as short as 24 hours and then goes back up again.

Amazon said last year that a new deal was offered every five minutes over the four weeks they ran the promotion and so it’s worth checking in regularly.

This page will be updated with the best Black Friday 2019 deals on cameras and astrophotography accessories, plus telescope and astronomy equipment when they are released, so please bookmark the page and check back in the coming days.

Black Friday will be followed by Cyber Monday on 2 December 2019.