SOURCE: Celestron


January 04, 2011 12:30 ET

Celestron® Unveils New GPS-Enabled and Optical Products at CES 2011

Celestron Introduces Personal Locator GPS Tool and 360 Degree Photography Panorama Product

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Celestron, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, weather stations, microscopes and related accessories, today announced the introduction of reTrace™ Tracking GPS and SkyWatcher AllView™ at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Celestron's reTrace Lite (Suggested Retail Price: $49) and reTrace Deluxe (Suggested Retail Price: $99) is an easy-to-use GPS device helping travelers, campers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts, joggers and others not get lost. The reTrace GPS is a personal locator with a built-in digital compass that measures the distances to waypoints a user sets to find their way back to a target location. reTrace works anywhere in the world where a GPS signal can be received. The device also features an altimeter, barometer, temperature and real time display.

The SkyWatcher AllView (Suggested Retail Price: $449.95) is a computerized mount that simplifies taking panoramic photos and videos. It automates the process of capturing numerous photo or video frames that are necessary to stitch together a large panorama shot. The AllView can also be used to take astronomy photos by combining the pointing precision of a product designed for astronomy use with a camera shutter control feature to make creating panoramic photography an easier task. The quick release dovetail system makes the AllView compatible with any telescope or spotting scope equipped with Celestron SkyWatcher's 1.75" wide dovetail.

"The introduction of reTrace and AllView is further evidence of our dedication to providing consumers with exciting, useful and innovative products," said Joseph A. Lupica Jr, president and CEO of Celestron. "Our team of skilled engineers and industrial designers are constantly developing new products and technologies that redefine the way consumers can hike, star-gaze, travel, among many other activities and we look forward to continuing that approach for years to come."

reTrace and AllView, as well as Celestron's newest automatically aligning telescope, SkyProdigy™ and golf GPS device CoursePro™ will be displayed during the 2011 International CES, January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas at the Celestron booth #14736, located in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Visit Celestron's website for more information and a list of dealer locations and updates, at

About Celestron

Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, weather stations, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world's leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron's innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA.