Home telescopes saw a huge resurgence during the lockdowns that were put into place for the COVID pandemic. Adults and kids alike looked to the stars for entertainment and were generally thrilled with what they saw.
Many of the newfound stargazers have kept up their viewing and this Black Friday are looking to upgrade to a more powerful telescope. The technology around telescopes has improved in recent years and now with the help of tracking heads and phone attachments it's easier than ever to see and capture stunning starscapes.
To help with your more earthly viewing, we've gathered some of the biggest discounts available right now on telescopes from $50 to $300. If you need help deciphering your reflector from your refractor, see our guide on types of telescope. Or if you need some more suggestions on the right model for you, we've also got a guide to the best telescopes.
If you're looking for more bargains, you'll find them in our best Black Friday deals guide.
Black Friday telescope deal quick links
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- Browse Walmart telescopes (opens in new tab)
Black Friday telescope deals
Celestron StarSense Explorer: was $319.95, now $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $119.96 (37%) on the Celestron StarSense Explorer. With a 900mm focal length and an 80mm aperture, the refractor telescope links up to your phone to help you easily discover stars and planets.
Gskyer 400mm telescope: was $129.99, now $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 (23%) on this Gskyer refracting telescope. Designed for beginners or kids it has a 70mm aperture and a 400mm focal length. Comes with two replaceable eyepieces, a phone adapter and remote.
Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ: was $179.95, now $143.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $36.46 (20%) on this Celestron Newtonian reflector telescope. The PowerSeeker 127EQ is ideal for beginners and features slow-motion control knobs to easily track objects across the sky.
Ecopro refractor telescope: was $89.99, now $74.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $15 (17%) on this Ecopro refractor telescope. An entry-level telescope designed for kids, it features a 70mm aperture and a 360mm focal length. Comes with two eyepieces and an adjustable tripod.
Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ: was $159.95, now $125.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $340.46 (22%) on this 70mm refractor telescope. The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ has a 900mm focal length and a 70mm aperture. It comes with two eyepieces and features a manual alt-azimuth mount for easy adjustment.
Konusmotor reflector telescope: was $299, now $249 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
Save $50 (17%) on this Konusmotor-130 reflector telescope. This step-up model is ideal for viewing planets and the moon, with a 5-inch primary mirror and multicoated optics for brighter, clearer images.
Gskyer 600x90mm telescope: was $319.99, now $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 (6%) on this refractor telescope. This 600mm model has a 90mm lens aperture. It comes with three eyepieces and a 3x extender lens to treble the magnification. It's not a huge discount but this is a lot of telescope for the money.