Cyber Monday is now live – see all the Amazon Cyber Monday deals here.

Cyber Monday has been around for more than ten years now and provides a great opportunity to get a bargain new camera or other astrophotography or astronomy equipment.

What are the best Cyber Monday telescope deals in 2018?

All the Amazon Cyber Monday week telescope, astronomy binoculars and accessories deals can be found here.

There are currently some good deals on telescopes and binoculars from Celestron which are highlighted below.

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 6 SE Telescope
440 Reviews
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope
  • Celestron's iconic "orange tube" design is updated with all the latest features to provide the best stargazing experience for beginners and experienced observers alike. Light Gathering Power compared to human eye is 459x
  • 6-inch aperture with excellent light-gathering ability provides impressive views of the Moon and planets, along with deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, while retaining a compact form factor
  • Fully automated GoTo mount with database of 40,000+ celestial objects automatically locates and tracks objects for you. Focal Length-1500 mm (59 inch). Focal Ratio-10. Apparent Field of View-0.83°. Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds)-44 feet (13 m)
  • SkyAlign technology gets your telescope aligned and ready to observe in minutes. Even if you're unfamiliar with the night sky, you can easily align your telescope on any three bright objects
  • Unique single fork arm design and sturdy steel tripod all break down into separate components for easy transport and quick assembly..Optical Coatings:StarBright XLT. Star diagonal:1.25 inch

Last update on 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A good, entry-level computerized telescope:

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Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope (Black)
111 Reviews
Celestron 114LCM Computerized Telescope (Black)
  • Computerized telescope automatically locates thousands of celestial objects using the NexStar+ hand control.
  • Follow the simple SkyAlign alignment procedure and you're ready to observe in minutes!
  • Large 114 mm Newtonian reflector offers the most light-gathering ability in the LCM telescope family.
  • Not sure what to observe? Press the Sky Tour button and your telescope generates a list of the best objects currently visible
  • Comes with everything you need to get started with astronomy, including 2 eyepieces and a full-height tripod.

Last update on 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

A great telescope for children:

Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
541 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 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

To learn more, see our articles on:

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
3,030 Reviews
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing
  • Tripod adapter. 13 mm (0.51 inch) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • Diopter adjustment for fine focusing. Angular field of view 4.4 degrees
  • Large 70 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions

Last update on 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

And the more powerful 25 x 80 model as well:

Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars
528 Reviews
Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars
  • 20x magnification porro prism binocular
  • Giant 80 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light and long-range conditions
  • Ultra sharp focus across the field of view
  • Multi-Coated optics for sharp, clear views
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing

Last update on 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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

 

What are the best Cyber Monday camera deals in 2018?

All the Amazon Cyber Monday week camera, lens and accessories deals can be found here.

Cameras

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)
413 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 ft. / 4.0m. Periphery: Approx. 11.5 ft. / 3.5m
  • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand

Last update on 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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

Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
594 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 2019-07-21 / 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
112 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 2019-07-21 / 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

Camera lenses

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

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Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens for Nikon AE DSLR Cameras - Full Frame Compatible
86 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 2019-07-21 / 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 Signma cameras):

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
407 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 2019-07-21 / 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
252 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 2019-07-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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

 

Amazon Prime and Cyber Monday 2018

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:


 

 

 

When is Cyber Monday 2018?

Cyber Monday will fall on 26 November this year.

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 (23rd November 2018 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 – in 2017, Amazon kicked their sales off on 14th November.

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 2018 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.

 

How to find the best camera and telescope deals during Cyber Monday 2018?

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 2018 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.