Telescopes do have a decent market in India and it’s expanding rapidly. Currently, some of the biggest manufacturers on telescopes worldwide are available in India.
Below, we list down 10 most significant telescope brands available in India (in alphabetic order).
Ps: While, we have given the link to their company websites, you can easily find these brands on various online stores in India.
Founded in Germany in 1957 by Josef Bresser, the company began by specializing in the import and distribution of binoculars. In 1979, his son Rolf Bresser assumed leadership and put BRESSER on the path to becoming a major force in the industry for technical development and design of innovative optical instruments. Since then, the product portfolio of BRESSER has been continuously expanded with a number of patents, and the company has become one of the leading suppliers of optical instruments in Europe.
Celestron is a company based in Torrance, California, USA that manufactures telescopes and distributes telescopes binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, and accessories manufacture by its parent company, the Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan.
Explore Scientific is a company founded by former Meade Instruments Vice President of Brand Community Scott W. Roberts in 2008 and owned by Chinese manufacturer Jinghua Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. (JOC). Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company designs and manufactures telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes and other scientific devices. Products are manufactured in China by JOC and imported. For Europe the Explore Scientific GmbH is responsible for the distribution of these products.
GSO – Guan Sheng Optical from Taiwan offers high-quality RC Newtonian and Dobsonian Telescopes. Teleskop Service offers GSO telescopes in the highest quality range.
The Meade Instruments Corporation (also shortened to Meade) is an American multinational company headquartered in Irvine, California, that manufactures, imports, and distributes telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, CCD cameras and telescope accessories for the consumer market. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of telescopes. Besides selling under its “Meade” brand name, the company sells solar telescopes under the Coronado name. Its products are also imported and sold in Europe by a former subsidiary under the Meade and Coronado brand names.
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Orion Telescopes & Binoculars is an American retail company that sells telescopes, binoculars and accessories online and in-store for astronomy and birdwatching. It was founded in 1975 and has corporate offices in Watsonville, California with a retail store in Cupertino, California. A large proportion of its products are manufactured by the Chinese company Synta for the Orion brand name. Orion Telescopes & Binoculars ships its products to the United States and over 20 other countries. Orion puts out a semi-quarterly mail-order catalog as well as email catalogs. The company is a prominent advertiser in North American astronomy magazines such as Sky & Telescope and Astronomy.
Sky-Watcher is a commercial distribution company established in 1999 by the Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan (Synta Taiwan) that markets telescopes and astronomical equipment, like mounts and eyepieces, aimed at the amateur astronomical market. The products are manufactured at Synta Taiwan’s Suzhou Synta Optical Technology Co., Ltd. in Suzhou (Jiangsu), China. The brand is distributed in Canada and Europe and, in the late 2000s, extended to the USA market.
Vixen is a Japanese company that makes telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories for their products.
Among many other more mainstream products they have created two unusual varieties of catadioptric telescopes with an open tube design instead of the full-aperture corrector plate of the Schmidt–Cassegrain and most Maksutov–Cassegrain designs.
Xpedition Xperts offers high-performance sports optics. With a significant market share in all of the sports optics categories, the company provides the most reliable and affordable sports optics products in the market.
Xpedition Xperts has won the trust of the customers through top-notch quality of the products. The design and performance of the products are highly appreciated in the market and has become a name to reckon with. The product lines of the company enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit from spectator sports, nature study, hunting, fishing and bird watching, stargazing and so on. Strategic retailer partnership has enabled it to mark a distinctive presence in the market. For Xpedition Xperts, partnership means constantly enhancing, maintaining trustful and professional relationship. The company is constantly evolving keeping abreast with the changing time and technologies.