Hayneedle's Telescopes.com Announces 2013 Telescope of the Year Awards

Apr 22, 2013, 10:00 ET from Hayneedle

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. 

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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:


About Hayneedle:

Hayneedle, one of the largest online home furnishings retailers in America, is on a mission to fill homes with joy one perfect find at a time.  Hayneedle's flagship store is hayneedle.com, a central destination where one can find everything home ... from patio furniture to platform beds, coffee tables to cuckoo clocks. The company also maintains a collection of online specialty stores, offering deep selections within specific categories for home, work, and play.  Hayneedle has been recognized by Internet Retailer and Inc. Magazine as one of the top online retailers and fastest growing companies in America. Learn more at www.hayneedleinc.com and shop at www.hayneedle.com.


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