OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telescopes.com, the best online selection for telescopes of all sizes and budgets brought to you by the Hayneedle family of online stores, has announced its 2013 Telescope of the Year Award Winners.
Every year, the world's best telescope manufacturers release their latest models improving sizes, specs and capabilities while expanding already popular collections by adding new products. The Telescope.com Telescope of the Year Awards are designed to highlight the latest innovations and help consumers find the right telescope fitting their lifestyle. The expert staff at Telescopes.com put each telescope through a series of tests and has defined 11 categories that kept customers in mind while awarding the best of each.
"Our team of experts put each telescope through a series of exacting tests to rate the performances in a variety of scenarios that typical consumers would use products," said Jason Mulek, Senior Buyer, Hayneedle's Telescopes.com. "We've designed these awards to recognize the best of the best and point out the right telescopes for you and your hobby."
2013 Telescopes.com Telescope of the Year Award Winners:
Telescope of the Year: Celestron NexStar SE Series
Most Innovative Telescope: Meade LX850 Telescopes with StarLock
Best Telescope for Beginners: Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector
Best GPS Telescope: Celestron CPC Series
Best Intermediate Telescope: Celestron Advanced VX Series
Best Telescope Value: Zhumell Dobsonian
Best Go-To Telescope: Meade LS LightSwitch
Hottest Accessory of 2013: Celestron StarSense Accessory for Automatic Alignment
Best Telescope for Kids: Tasco 402x60 Refractor with Microscope
Best Eyepieces: TeleVue ETHOS Eyepieces
Innovation of the Year: Celestron SkyQ Link WiFi Adaptor for Celestron Telescopes
"We are happy to announce, for the second year in a row, the Celestron NexStar SE Series as the Telescopes.com Telescope of the Year for 2013. This series sets itself apart with incredible and easy integration of technology; astronomers of all skill levels can get their hands on it," said Mulek. "We are proud of all of the 2013 Telescopes.com Telescope of the Year Award winners."
See the full list of Telescopes.com's second annual Telescope of the Year Award winners at:
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