Cyber Monday has been around for more than ten years now.

It provides a great opportunity to get a bargain new telescope, binoculars, camera or other astrophotography or astronomy equipment.

 

1. When is Cyber Monday 2019?

This year, Cyber Monday will fall on 2 December 2019.

It is always the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and in theory, marks the end of four days of bargain deals from many major retailers like Amazon which starts with Black Friday (29 November this year).

It’s worth noting though that many stores start offering their marked-down prices quite a while in advance of Black Friday now.

And Cyber Monday actually becomes “Cyber Monday week”, so in reality, Black Friday pretty much kicks off a holiday sales season that runs right through Christmas.

Cyber Monday 2019 will likely present some great one-day-only deals though that will be worth paying attention to.

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The sales on individual items are often offered for a short period only – i.e. the price drops for as short as a few hours and then goes back up again.

 

2. What were the best Cyber Monday telescope deals last year?

Last year, there are currently some good deals on telescopes and binoculars from Celestron which are highlighted below.

 

cyber monday telescope deals 2019

Cyber Monday Telescopes

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

This telescope finds planets and objects in space for you to see automatically and so is great for a beginner astronomer or just for someone with less time to learn:

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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
467 Reviews
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 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A good, entry-level computerized telescope:

Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope - Telescopes for Beginners - 2 Eyepieces - Full-Height Tripod - Motorized Altazimuth Mount - Large 114mm Newtonian Reflector
124 Reviews
Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope - Telescopes for Beginners - 2 Eyepieces - Full-Height Tripod - Motorized Altazimuth Mount - Large 114mm Newtonian Reflector
  • COMPUTERIZED AUTOMATIC TELESCOPE: The Celestron 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope with all glass optics can automatically locate 40,000 celestial objects with its GoTo mount and hand control, using star locating technology found on more advanced telescopes.
  • SKYALIGN TECHNOLOGY: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together features SkyAlign alignment that makes locating celestial objects simple. Just center any three bright objects in the eyepiece, and the LCM can orient itself to the night sky and find other objects automatically.
  • TAKE THE SKY TOUR: If you’re not sure of what to observe, the Sky Tour button will do the work for you. Simply press the button and your computerized telescope will generate a list of the best objects currently available to view in the sky.
  • MULTIPLE ACCESSORIES: The Celestron PowerSeeker 60AZ Telescope features 2 eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, a 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.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: This Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A great telescope for children:

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Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
569 Reviews
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
  • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope
  • Portable and lighweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your FirstScope Telescope
  • FirstScope is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object
  • Stylish and decorative design makes FirstScope a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

To learn more, see our articles on:

Cyber Monday Astronomy Binoculars

Cyber Monday Astronomy binoculars

Astronomy binoculars make a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally cheaper, more portable and lighter, and easier to use.

A great deal on 15 x 70 astronomy binoculars from Celestron is available:

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Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
3,150 Reviews
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
  • Multi coated optics
  • Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing
  • Tripod adapter 13 millimeter (0.51 inch) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers; Linear Field of View (@1000 yards) / @1000 meter) 231 feet (77 meter)
  • Diopter adjustment for fine focusing; Angular field of view 4.4 degrees
  • Large 70 millimeter objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low light and long range conditions

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

And the more powerful 25 x 80 model as well:

Celestron - SkyMaster 20x80 Binocular - Large Binoculars with Giant 80mm Objective Lens - 20x Magnificiation High Powered Binoculars - Includes Carrying Case
564 Reviews
Celestron - SkyMaster 20x80 Binocular - Large Binoculars with Giant 80mm Objective Lens - 20x Magnificiation High Powered Binoculars - Includes Carrying Case
  • 20x magnification porro prism binocular
  • Giant 80 millimeter objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low light and long range conditions
  • Ultra sharp focus across the field of view.Nitrogen Filled: No. Carry case: Nylon
  • Multi Coated optics for sharp, clear views
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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

 

3. What were the best Cyber Monday camera deals last year?

Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm is STM Lens - WiFi Enabled

Cyber Monday Camera deals

We’ve highlighted some of the camera best deals are here.

A great entry-level Canon for someone looking for their first DSLR camera:

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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)
449 Reviews
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 and high performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality
  • ISO 100 6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light. Compatible with Eye Fi Cards. Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used
  • Built in Wi Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device
  • 9 point AF system (including one center cross type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results. AF Assist Beam Effective range : Approx. 13.1 feet. / 4.0 meter. Periphery: Approx. 11.5 feet. / 3.5 meter
  • High performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A significantly reduced deal on the great Nikon D750 DSLR – a very popular camera in 2018:

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Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
631 Reviews
Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Full frame 243 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor
  • Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video
  • Built in Wi Fi connectivity and compatibility with the WT 5a + UT 1 Communication Unit
  • Shoot up to 65 fps at full resolution Frame size (pixels) : 1920 x 1080
  • Pro Video feature set including: Simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed, Manually control ISO, shutter speed and aperture while recording—even use Power Aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A great mid to high-end Canon camera:

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body – Wi-Fi Enabled
153 Reviews
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body – Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 26.2 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45 point All Cross type AF System. Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (excluding EF S and EF M lenses)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection & Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100 40000. GPS, Wi Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy
  • Vary angle Touch Screen, 3.0 inch LCD

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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

 

cyber monday camera lens

Cyber Monday Camera lenses

A great budget wide-angle lens from Rokinon (available for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax cameras):

Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens for Nikon AE DSLR Cameras - Full Frame Compatible
91 Reviews
Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens for Nikon AE DSLR Cameras - Full Frame Compatible
  • Full frame sensor coverage with extreme ultra-wide 180 degrees angle of view on full frame cameras
  • Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) + Ultra Multi Coating  (UMC) Maximizes Transmission and Reduces Internal Reflections
  • Constructed of 12 glass elements in 8 groups with aperture range of f2.8 - f22
  • Includes removable petal shaped lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
  • Minimum focusing distance of only 7.9 inches

Last update on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The highly regarded Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 lens (for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma cameras):

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
446 Reviews
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 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The brilliant Nikon14-24mm f/2.8 lens:

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
261 Reviews
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 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

For further recommendations, see our article on the best lens for astrophotography.

 

4. Amazon Prime and Cyber Monday 2019

Around Cyber Monday 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.

You can sign up for the 30-day free trial below to give it a go over the Cyber Monday period:


 

 

 

5. How to find the best camera and telescope deals during Cyber Monday 2019?

Of course, Amazon is not the only outlet offering Cyber Monday deals, so we will be scouring what’s out there to find the best astronomy and astrophotography equipment offers.

This page will be updated with the best Cyber Monday 2019 deals on cameras and astrophotography accessories, plus telescope and astronomy equipment, as they are released, as well as on the Black Friday that precedes it.