Best Prime Day telescope deals in 2023

 Unistellar eVscope 2
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Amazon's Prime Day sales event kicks off next week - running for 48 hours from Tuesday through to midnight on Wednesday. We are already tracking the best Prime Day camera deals, as the early offers start to drop. But one thing we have learned from previous Amazon sales, is there are often great deals on telescopes - and other star-gazing devices - over Prime Day.

We are set up ready and waiting to find the best offers from Celestron and others as the deals start to fall... and in the meantime, we will whet your appetite with some of the best telescope deals that are already live…

US: Best Prime Day Telescope deals

Unistellar eVscope eQuinox| $2999.99|  $1999.99
Save $1,000 at Amazon This is one of a new breed of smart telescope, that, instead of using eyepieces, has a built-in camera that sends pictures of what you are viewing direct to your phone or tablet. See our full Unistellar eVscope eQuinox review.View Deal

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope | $2,079.95 | $1,599
SAVE $480.95 at Amazon
This fully automated telescope is one of the most popular on the market for good reason. With computer control, you can set it to explore over 4000 known different celestial objects or freely explore the night sky with its wide aperture you can comfortably view many bright objects.View Deal

Celestron NexStar 130SLT 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope | $639.95 | $599
SAVE $40.95 at Amazon With its large aperture this reflector telescope from Celestron is the perfect way to view the moon, planets, and other bright extraterrestrial objects. Use the NexStar computer for a guided exploration of cataloged objects.View Deal

UK: Best Prime Day Telescope deals

Celestron Nexstar 8SE computerised telescope|was £1,699.99|now £1,274.15
SAVE £425.84 and explore the stars with this amazing computerized telescope - dial-in your coordinates and view the Milkyway.View Deal

Celestron AstroMaster 80AZ Refractor|£249.99|£119
SAVE £130.99 at Amazon
A great beginner telescope from one of the top brands. Comes with two eyepieces for different magnifications, and a red-dot finderscope for easy alignment with visible targets in the night sky.View Deal

Celestron Nexstar 6SE computerised telescope|was £1,150.53|now £899.99
SAVE £250.54 and explore the stars with this amazing computerized telescope - dial-in your coordinates and view the Milkyway.View Deal

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Computerized telescope kit|£789.98|£630
SAVE £159.99 at Amazon
If you're looking to take your astronomy to the next level this handy computerized telescope will let you view galaxies or supernovas with a click of a coordinate. View Deal

National Geographic Astro Planetarium | £97 | £69
SAVE £28 at Amazon
If you can't get out to look at the night sky, then bring it to you. This portable night sky projector converts any room into a personal planetarium. Connect up your audio for an audio guide to the night sky or just play some relaxing music while you stargaze.View Deal

US: Top retailers

Prime Day is an Amazon only affair, unlike Black Friday, but other retailers are likely to reduce prices over the Prime Day even - and some may have discounts on products not stocked or not discounted at Amazon. Key retailers to check out for camera deals and photo-related discounts are:

Amazon: Cheap prices on camera gear
Adorama: Big discounts on cameras and tech
Apple: Save on your old iPhone or iPad
Walmart: DSLR, Mirrorless & action cameras
B&H Photo Video: Deals on camera brands
Best Buy: Save on TVs, laptops, appliances
Canon USA: Buy direct to save money
Dell:  Discounts on laptops and PCs
GoPro: Early deals on Hero 11 Black
HP: Save on laptops, desktops, monitors
Lenovo: Huge savings on laptops
Microsoft Store: Get powerful PCs & laptops
Mixbook: Cheap photo books & calendars
Samsung: Hard drives, SD cards, and more

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon's biggest sale of the year. The annual two-day deals event is for Prime members only and is usually held in July. It features some of the best-ever deals on the retailer's own products and services, such as Fire TVs, Kindles, Echo devices, Audible, and more.

Prime Day originally started in 2015 as a celebration of Amazon's 20th anniversary. Designed to encourage people to spend outside of the October-December holiday season, the online retailer says its only goal was to "offer a volume of deals greater than Black Friday".

Since then, it's ballooned into one of the biggest sales in the global retail calendar, with many other large retailers launching promotions of their own to take advantage of the huge online audience around Prime Day - and particularly so in the US.

There was also the opt-in charity donation service called Amazon Smile that funnelled some of your spending on Prime Day deals to charitable causes. Unfortunately, Amazon shut down this program in Febrayr so it won't be possible to set it up in 2023.

Free Amazon Prime trials

Amazon Prime membership | 30-day free trial
An Amazon Prime membership is vital if you want to take part in Amazon Prime Day – but you can take advantage of the 30-day free trial to get around paying any extra fees! Just make sure to cancel before the trial period ends.View Deal

Amazon Prime Student | 6-month free trial
An Amazon Prime Student membership is vital if you want to take full advantage of Amazon Prime Day – but you also get a 6-month free trial to get around paying any extra fees during this shopping event, and even to the run-up to Black Friday - and if you want to keep your subscription you save 50% on your membership too!View Deal

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