Delayed Celestron Deliveries - December 2013

OPT always has product on order with our manufacturers to anticipate demand and ensure the earliest possible delivery, but sometimes a manufacturer is unable to deliver in a timly manner.   This can happen for a variety of reasons, many which fall outside the manufacturer's control.  Celestron has recently announced that a handful of items will not be delivered to us in time for the 2013 holidays.   They are listed below with prospective delivery timeframes. Please be aware that delivery times are Celestron's best estimate and they may not be exact.  OPT and Celestron apologize for the delay.  We have listed appropriate alternatives, where they are available to help you get a great gift in time for the holidays.  If you would like any further help, please don't hesitate to call, email or chat with us any time.  We're here to help!

CE-21036: PowerSeeker 70 AZ Telescope, $84.95.  Deliveries expected in mid January.

Alternative - The Vixen PowerSeeker 70 offers the same aperture and a very similar Alt-Az mount for $89. 

CE-21037: PowerSeeker 70 EQ Telescope, $109.95.  Deliveries expected in mid January.

Alternative - The Celestron PowerSeeker 60 includes the same mount but with a slightly smaller aperture for $84.95.  For a larger scope the Celestron AstroMaster 76 gives you 6mm more aperture and a slightly upgraded EQ mount for $129.95

CE-21048: PowerSeeker 80 AZ Telescope, $149.95. Deliveries expected in early January.

CE-31151: 76LCM Computerized Telescope, $239.95. Deliveries expected in early February.

Alternative - Celestron 70LCM Telescope. The same computerized Alt-Az mount topped with a 70mm refractor will offer very similar views with slightly improved color and contrast, to the 76LCM for $259.95

CE-31153: SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope, $699. Deliveries expected in late January/ early February.

Alternative - Celestron Nexstar 5SE, with a very similar aperture the Nexstar pairs a Schmidt Cassegrain optical tube with a fully computerized Alt-Az mount for only $599 through the end of the year.

CE-71020:  SkyMaster 25-125x80 Zoom Binoculars, $161. Deliveries expected in late December.

CE-71258:  UpClose G2 20x50 Binoculars, $38. Deliveries expected in late December.

CE-93230: 8-24 Zoom Eyepiece, $69.95. Deliveries expected in mid to late December.

CE-93644: T Adapter for 8" Edge HD, $23.95. Deliveries expected in late December.