Celestron and Sky-Watcher relationship?

2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #491349 by Eric A
I've been shopping around for a new telescope and have been meaning to ask.  Are Celestron and Sky-Watcher the same brand?  If so, is one better than the other?  

Here's an ad on Ebay that I found.

ebay.com/itm/Celestron-Sky-Watcher-Pro-120ED-APO-Refractor-Telescope-S11130-/291624062270?hash=item43e6260d3e:g:ykEAAOSwxN5WVLBg

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Canon 7D | 50mm f/1.2 | 17-40mm f/4 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 320EX | 580EXII

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2 years 8 months ago #491350 by Eric A
Speaking of this ad, are they including the eye piece and spotting scope as shown in the photo?  I didn't see text.  If so, then this seems like a good deal.  

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2 years 8 months ago #491364 by KCook
The smaller scope is called a "finder".  Which is common on telescopes for astronomy.  It has a wider field of view than the high powered main scope, making it easier to get the object in view in the first place.

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2 years 8 months ago #491404 by Glen Mosley
Celestron owns Sky-Watcher and a couple of others.  I want to say Meade is even one of them.   


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2 years 8 months ago #491524 by W Cage

Eric A wrote: I've been shopping around for a new telescope and have been meaning to ask.  Are Celestron and Sky-Watcher the same brand?  If so, is one better than the other?  

Here's an ad on Ebay that I found.

ebay.com/itm/Celestron-Sky-Watcher-Pro-120ED-APO-Refractor-Telescope-S11130-/291624062270?hash=item43e6260d3e:g:ykEAAOSwxN5WVLBg


Nice set up.  Yes, they are the same company.  Don't forget you'll need a mount.  


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2 years 8 months ago #491623 by Nathan D
They both have different 'flavors', however owned by the same company in China.


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