Memorial Day Sales: The Best Telescope & Camera Deals 2021

The Memorial Day sales are here!

Find our picks of the best Memorial Day 2021 deals for telescopes and cameras from retailers including Amazon, Adorama, and many more.

Memorial Day 2021 Telescope Deals

Celestron NexStar 6SE

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

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 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 an aperture of 6-inches (that is the “6” in the name) and a focal length of 59 inches (1500 mm). In spite of it being very powerful, it also benefits from being smaller and easier to move and store.

It has an Alt-Azimuth mount, which is very easy to operate for observing the night sky and a separate piece of equipment (called an equatorial wedge) can be bought so that it can be used for astrophotography and taking photos of far off galaxies and other deep sky objects.

Specifications

  • Telescope type: Computerized/GoTo Catadioptric
  • Mount: Alt-Azimuth
  • Aperture: 150 mm

Other Celestron NexStar SE models

Also available are the same model telescope at different aperture specifications – check the prices for these telescopes at different retailers here:

Gskyer 70 mm Refractor Telescope

This 70mm refractor from Gskyer is great Memorial Day telescope deal for beginners from Amazon.

Specifications

  • Telescope type: Refractor
  • Mount: Alt-Azimuth
  • Aperture: 70mm

Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope

Celestron are one of the best telescope manufacturers in the world and this is a computerized (GoTo) telescope – that means that it finds objects in the sky for you at the press of a button from the handset.

This is a more advanced option but it comes with one of the best telescope mounts for astrophotography so that you can get stuck into taking photos of objects in space.

Specifications

  • Telescope type: Refractor
  • Mount: GoTo Equatorial
  • Aperture: 6 inch (150 mm)

What’s the best telescope for me?

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:


Memorial Day 2021 Camera deals

Nikon Z6

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

The Nikon Z6 is a brilliant mirrorless camera.

Specifications

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full-frame
  • Pixels: 24.5 Megapixel

Nikon D850

A significantly reduced deal on the great Nikon D850 DSLR – a very popular advanced camera in the past few years.

It was one of the most popular cameras used by the 2020 finalists of the astronomy photographer of the year contest, despite being more affordable than some of the top range cameras on the market.

Specifications

  • Type: DSLR
  • Sensor: Full-frame
  • Pixels: Megapixel

Sony A7R IV

The Sony A7R IV is a great full-frame mirrorless camera.

Specifications

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full-frame
  • Pixels: 61 Megapixel

What camera should I buy?

If you are interested in taking amazing images of the night sky, check out our article onĀ the best cameras for astrophotography.


Memorial Day 2021 Binoculars deals

Celestron Skymaster 20×80 Pro Astronomy Binoculars

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

20 x 80 means a magnification of 20 times (so objects are 20 times closer), and a 80 mm aperture, which refers to how bright the images you see will be (the higher the better).

These are a bigger model that are best used with a tripod to make the most of the visibility offered by the high aperture (80mm).

Specifications

  • Magnifcation: 20x
  • Aperture: 80m

What astronomy binoculars should I get?

For more information on this, see – best astronomy binoculars.


When is Memorial Day 2021?

This year, Memorial Day will fall on Monday, 31 May 2021.

It always takes places on the last Monday in May.


Amazon Prime and Memorial Day 2021

Around Memorial Day 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 Memorial Day sales period.

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