Best Astronomy & Telescope Gifts 2021
Get the best deals on telescopes and astronomy gear this 2021 holiday season at OPT!
Looking for the perfect astronomy gift for the space lover in your life? With the world's largest array of telescopes and astronomy accessories, OPT is your one-stop shop for astronomy gifts this holiday season! Let's dive right in to the list:
1. Universal Astro 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
For budding astronomers of all ages
If you're looking for an ultra-affordable telescope that comes with all of today's modern amenities, your search ends here. This portable 70mm refractor telescope comes with everything a beginner needs to get started, and is suitable for novice astronomers of nearly any age. It comes with the standard telescope accessories, such as two eyepieces and a travel carrying case. But the real bonus is that this telescope also comes with a smartphone mount and a Bluetooth remote, which allows anyone with a smartphone to take their first pictures of the moon or planets with no additional equipment needed. The Universal Astro 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope is sure to be a hit with any space lover without breaking the bank.
2. Beginning Astronomy Telescope Starter Kit
Same telescope as above with bonus accessories
For those looking to go the extra mile, the Beginning Astronomy Telescope Starter Kit includes everything in the Universal Astro 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope mentioned above, plus some extra accessories that any beginner can use. This kit also comes with a headlamp with a red light for seeing in the dark while preserving night vision, a green laser for pointing out stars and constellations in the night sky, an OPT beanie to keep their head warm while outside observing on chilly winter nights, and a telescope polishing cloth to keep the telescope and eyepiece optics clean.
3. Universal Astro LED Motion Sensing Headlamp
For any casual stargazer up to the dedicated amateur astronomer
The Universal Astro LED Motion Sensing Headlamp is the perfect stocking stuffer gift for amateur astronomers of any skill level. It features USB recharging, waterproofing, and 5 modes including a red light mode to preserve yours and others' night vision which is a requirement at most star parties.
4. Essential Telescope Maintenance Bundle
Essential cleaning kit for telescope owners
Maybe the special person you're buying a gift for already has a telescope in their life, and if so, it could probably use a good cleaning. If that's the case, this Essential Telescope Maintenance Bundle makes the perfect gift to revitalize most telescopes and all eyepieces to get the best views possible.
5. OPT Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle
The easiest starter pack for astrophotography - just add a DSLR
The hobby of astrophotography is exploding, but figuring out which gear is needed to get started can feel overwhelming to beginners. Enter the OPT Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle. This bundle comes with everything beginners need to get started in astrophotography - just add your own DSLR or mirrorless camera!
6. TPO UltraWide 180 f/4.5 Astrophotography Lens & Guide Scope
For beginner and advanced astrophotographers alike
A fan favorite among astrophotographers, the TPO UltraWide 180 is the perfect widefield astrophotography scope and makes for a great gift for any astrophotographer. With better optical performance than most camera lenses, this ultra-portable astrophotography lens is sure to be loved by beginner and advanced imagers alike. If you're using a DSLR, don't forget to add the correct t-ring for your camera here. We also offer the TPO UltraWide 180 in a separate bundle that comes with everything from the OPT Star Tracker Astrophotography Bundle above.
7. Deluxe Telescope Maintenance Bundle with Working Mat
An essential maintenance kit for any serious astrophotographer
Looking for a gift for the experienced astrophotographer in your life, but aren't sure what to get them? Look no further. This Deluxe Telescope Maintenance Bundle with Working Mat comes with everything the modern astrophotographer could need to keep their telescope, imaging train, and more in tip-top condition so they can stay focused on capturing incredible photos of space.
8. Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars
For beginner astronomers who want a more portable observing experience
Binoculars can be one of the best tools for budding astronomers because they're affordable, easy to use, portable, and multipurpose. The Celestron SkyMaster series of binoculars are designed specifically for astronomical observing, but can be used for wildlife observing, birding, sporting events, and much more. With a wide range of sizes from small to large, the Celestron SkyMaster series has something for anyone on any budget.
9. Star Party Essentials Adventure Kit
For the space-lover who loves to travel or go camping
The Star Party Essentials Adventure Kit is perfect for visual observers and astrophotographers alike! Included in the bundle is a Universal Astro Mini Powerbank that's strong enough to power most computerized telescope rigs all night long or keep multiple phones charged if you're out observing a meteor shower. It also comes with a few accessories like a red headlamp to see in the dark and retain your night vision, a green laser to point out objects in the night sky, and a beanie to keep your head warm on chilly nights.
10. Celestron StarSense Explorer Smartphone Telescope
For the tech-savvy amateur astronomer
If you're looking to spend a little extra on a nicer telescope as a gift this holiday season, the Celestron StarSense Explorer series is one of the best affordable telescopes money can buy. It uses your smartphone's built-in technology to figure out where the telescope is aimed at in the sky, and then directs you exactly where to point it so it takes the guesswork out of finding objects.
11. OPT Apparel & Gear
For your favorite space or telescope nerd
OPT's apparel and gear makes for a great gift for any amateur astronomer or space lover! With a wide selection of t-shirts, sweaters, beanies, mugs, notebooks, hats, and more, the astronomer in your life is sure to love representing the largest telescope retailer in the world.
12. OPT Gift Card
For when you just can't decide
Don't see a gift you think your favorite astronomy lover will love on this list? Let them decide! With thousands of products to choose from, OPT surely has astronomy gear for everyone. Choose any amount between $10 and $2000.
That wraps up our list for 2021! If you have any questions or need help with anything at all, don't hesitate to reach out to our expert staff by clicking here.