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2022-11-28T21:01:55.408Z

Last chance! Save 30% on the Mandalorian’s iconic Razor Crest Lego set this Black Friday

(Image credit: Lego)Act fast to save 30% on the Razor Crest and 20% off Boba Fett’s Starship with these Cyber Monday Lego Star Wars deals.

The Razor Crest remains at $97.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab) — saving $42 (30%) off of the MSRP. That’s one of the best Lego Star Wars deals we’ve seen so far this season. Boba Fett’s Starship is 20% off and down to an impressive $39.99 at Best Buy. (opens in new tab)

Each comes with a wide range of minifigs and will provide hours of entertainment for your padawan, but you’ll need to bounty-hunt this deal before it flies away.

For more on Lego Star Wars, be sure to check out our deal hub for the Cyber Monday Lego deals, as well as our Cyber Monday Lego Star Wars deals. Use the Force on these before it’s too late.

2022-11-28T20:08:55.018Z

Spy a 35% off deal on Celestron SkyMaster 25X70 Binoculars for Cyber Monday

The Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 binoculars (Image credit: Amazon)This Cyber Monday, you can save $45 (opens in new tab) on the Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 binoculars, a great pair of all-purpose binoculars which offer top quality optics at a great price.

Binoculars offer a great alternative to telescopes for skywatching and stargazing, and are also perfect for any type of outdoor distance viewing such as birdwatching. The Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 binoculars are easy to use straight out of the case, and right now while at 35% off at Amazon (opens in new tab) are a perfect pair for anyone looking to expand their outdoor gear or skywatching equipment.

If you want something a little different in terms of binoculars, be sure to check out our best binocular deals for a range of other discounts. Don’t miss our best Cyber Monday deals for more great gift ideas this holiday season.

2022-11-28T19:27:26.117Z

A great holiday gift! Dnaleao hand warmers are 50% off on Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Amazon)Astrophotographers assemble! These incredible hand warmers from Dnaleo are just $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) this Cyber Monday. Take advantage of this 50% deal before it evaporates, especially as the winter nights lengthen and get colder.

Just like your camera, these hand warmers are drop-, dust- and water-resistant and can be used in bad weather. Power them up using a charging port via USB-C (supplied), providing 12 hours of handwarming. That’s plenty for overnight observing.

Three LED indicator lights will show your remaining battery power and know which — out of three — heat level you’ve set, making it easy to keep track of your resources.

Be sure to check out Space.com’s Cyber Monday deals page, or our 10 best Cyber Monday telescopes deals we’ve seen so far, for related astronomy gear on a deep discount. Want a more general round-up? See our guide to the camera deals, or best cameras. 

2022-11-28T18:34:47.348Z

Slice 37% off Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser this Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Lego)Bounty-hunt the Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser for just $100 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s a $60 discount off the 1336-piece set and it’s one of the best Lego Star Wars deals that we’ve seen during Cyber Monday. 

This set will give you hours of entertainment along with five minifigures (including the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda), numerous playable features and accessories. You can get the blow-by-blow on how this set works in our review of the Lego Mandalorian Imperial Light Cruiser.

Make sure to snag this deal before it runs off. While filling out the holiday gifts for your padawan, go deal-hunting in our best Lego space sets, Cyber Monday Lego deals and Cyber Monday deals.

2022-11-28T17:32:48.950Z

Get 37% off the Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser

(Image credit: Lego)Lego Mandalorian Imperial Light Cruiser Was $159.99 Now $100 on Amazon (opens in new tab). If you’re a Lego and Star Wars fan, or you have someone in your life who is, then you’re in luck as you can save $60 on the Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser (opens in new tab) in this Cyber Monday deal at Amazon. This set will make a perfect gift for any Star Wars fan, young or old.

With a 37% saving off this amazing 1336-piece set, this one of the best Lego Star Wars deals we’ve seen across the whole weekend. As well as the huge number of bricks you’ll get to build, it also comes with minifigures of The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, Moff Gideon, Baby Yoda and a Dark Trooper. It also comes with accessories and rotating turrets with a spring-loaded shooter. You can read our Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser review (opens in new tab) to see what we thought of it (short version: we loved it)

2022-11-28T16:44:49.150Z

These binoculars can reveal the stars and now they’re $65 off

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 binocular: was $199.95, now $134.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)Save $65 this Cyber Monday with a binocular deal that’s out of this world.

This pair of Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 binoculars are almost like two telescopes strapped together and are specially designed for distant, dark subjects like night sky objects. 

Want to see the stars with a pair of binoculars? Celestron has your back. These SkyMaster 20×80 binoculars offer a massive 20x magnification and house two 80mm objective lenses to gather every last photon they can from distant galaxies.

If you want to avoid the stress of setting up and aligning a telescope and also want to use a powerful pair of binoculars for birdwatching or wildlife spotting, then save 32% on the Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 binoculars and grab this Cyber Monday deal on Amazon.

2022-11-28T15:33:07.208Z

The perfect astronomy gift: This beginner telescope is currently under $100

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ telescope: was $129.95, now $98 at Walmart This ideal telescope for beginners is the perfect gift for the space-lover in your life and it’s now under $100 with $32 off.

As a beginner-friendly telescope it’s perfectly designed: Small, lightweight and easy to transport. You can set up the Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ telescope with no tools required. It also ships with everything you need to get started, whether purchasing as a gift for yourself or someone else.

This Cyber Monday telescope deal is just $98 but still ships with a whole host of accessories to get going. An adjustable height tripod, finderscope, two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) and a smartphone adapter to hold your phone while you take astrophotos through the telescope. There’s no need to even touch the smartphone or telescope while imaging because this entry-level telescope also ships with a Bluetooth remote control for hands-free astrophotography.

2022-11-28T14:19:48.559Z

Save $220 on DJI Mini 3 Pro (& $100 on the DJI FPV too)

(Image credit: DJI)DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone with Fly More Kit: was $1332.89 now $1113 at Adorama (opens in new tab)DJI FPV Combo: was $1299 now $899 at Amazon (opens in new tab)Adorama are offering a $220 saving on the DJI Mini 3 Pro (opens in new tab) kit when you also buy the fly more kit — take to the skies for less with this fantastic deal on a powerful, portable drone that we think is one of the best out there.

In this deal, you’ll get the drone itself along with the fly more kit, plus a remote controller, an intelligent flight battery, a gimble protector, a 128GB SD card, and a whole load of spare parts. It can capture 4K HDR video and still images of 48MP, including True Vertical shooting, which is an absolute game changer for anyone who makes content for social media and is fed up with battling the dreaded Instagram crop. 

When we reviewed the DJI Mini 3 Pro we thought it was one of the best drones available on the market. It has a maximum flight time of up to 34 minutes, although, we found it was more like 20-15 minutes depending on the weather conditions, and can fly up to 35mph. 

In other DJI drone deal news, you can also snag $100 off the DJI FPV (opens in new tab) at Amazon too. This is one of the premier FPV drones on the market, and the $100 discount, while not mind-blowing, is still a great offer.

2022-11-28T13:06:17.807Z

Take one small step with the Lego Lunar Lander, now 30% off

(Image credit: Lego)Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 | was $99.99 now $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)This Lego Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Luna (opens in new tab)r (opens in new tab) Lander is now $69.99 (opens in new tab) in the Amazon Cyber Monday sale — 30% cheaper than its original price of $99.99. The Lunar Lander set was developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon (although we don’t recommend sending this into space).

This 1087-piece set is perfect for teenage and adult space fans out there, and comes with detachable ascent and descent stages, a lunar surface display base and 2 astronaut mini-figures with NASA-detailed spacesuits, and a United States flag is also included. This set has excellent reviews not only by us but also by customers (it currently has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars), so make sure you take advantage of this amazing deal before it’s gone.

2022-11-28T12:18:31.479Z

Affinity Photo image editing software $20 off this Black Friday/Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Serif)Serif Affinity Photo: was $69.99, now $49.99 at B&HThis Cyber Monday deal on Serif Affinity Photo is now $20 off the original price and makes the perfect Adobe Photoshop replacement (should you need one).

If you prefer to own your software outright, instead of subscribing to it every month, then Serif Affinity Photo is probably one of the best image editing software available. Packing a powerful processing engine, all the basic image editing tools you need to get started plus plenty of advanced-level features and tools, too, Affinity Photo is more than powerful enough for astrophotography, landscapes, portraits and more.

Layers-based image editing and RAW file compatible, we’d recommend you take this deal of 30% off Affinity Photo if you’re looking for an easy-to-use solution to editing photos. Just check out our Affinity Photo review if you want to get to know the software better.

2022-11-28T11:49:49.940Z

Students and teachers save a massive 71% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps in this Cyber Monday Deal

(Image credit: Adobe)Adobe Creative Cloud US: Was $54.99 now $15.99 per month on Adobe (opens in new tab).Adobe Creative Cloud UK: Was £51.98 now £13.50 per month on Adobe (opens in new tab).Are you wondering “is Photoshop in the Black Friday deals?” The answer is yes! In fact, Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps is available in this post-Black Friday, Cyber Monday deal for a huge 71% off for students and teachers in both the US and the UK. 

Adobe deals like this don’t come around often, and this is an even better deal than the back to school offers we saw from Adobe just a few months ago. But what’s included in the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscription? Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator and everything else Adobe has to offer. If you want to see for yourself, just check out their Creative Cloud catalog.

2022-11-28T01:27:13.278Z

Act fast! Get Peacock for just $1 per month for a full year

(Image credit: Peacock/NBC Universal)Stream Battlestar Galactica and other amazing sci-fi for less courtesy of Peacock, but act fast before this Cyber Monday deal expires.

This Cyber Monday deal on Peacock can save you a whopping 80% (opens in new tab) for the full year, which includes a great mix of new TV shows and classic movies. Aside from BSG, you’ll find superhero show Heroes, the universe-hopping 1990s show Sliders, recent comedy Resident Alien, and older movies like Phantasm and Serenity (the follow-up to Firefly). 

Those are just some of the space and sci-fi options available on Peacock, and this deal will likely fly away quickly. if you’re looking for more streaming offers, we’ve also posted about deals on 50% off Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) and Hulu for just $1.99 per month (opens in new tab) too, among other Cyber Monday streaming deals of the universe.

2022-11-28T00:39:31.040Z

Rocket away with up to 32% off on Cyber Monday Estes deals

(Image credit: Amazon)Impress your space history buff with model rockets from trusted brand name Estes, which will complete their collection for Cyber Monday.

The Estes Saturn V moon rocket 1:200 Scale will let you relive human lunar missions at just $73.29 at Amazon (opens in new tab), or 18% off. Another key player in early space history, the Estes 7255 Little Joe I, is just $93.59 at Amazon (opens in new tab) or 26% off.

Alternatively, you can snag the Estes 810 220 Swift Flying Model Rocket Kit, Brown/A at $7.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab) or 32% off,  the Estes 2169 Dragonite Flying Model Rocket Kit at $16.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab) or 13% off, and the Estes Hi-Flier Flying Model Rocket Kit at $12.60 at Amazon (opens in new tab) or 12% off.

Get yourself the wadding, engines and other components your flight plan requires and you’ll be all set to go. Check out our best model rockets guide for informed discount shopping, or consider our Black Friday deals page, our guides to the best drones, best cameras for photos and videos, and best cameras for astrophotography.

2022-11-27T23:15:16.918Z

Fly away with 72% savings on this HR Drone for kids this Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Amazon)This is a Cyber Monday discount that is sure to lift off quickly! 

The HR Drone for Kids is hovering at a low price of $35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) , and likely won’t last long at that price. At nearly $100 off, you will save 72 percent on the perfect gift for your high-flying child, allowing you to fill out your holiday roster at a discount price. 

Enjoy the high-definition camera for in-inflight imagery and video, which you can livestream to your phone with the right connection. Beginners will especially love the feature allowing you to guide your drone along a flight path drawn on your phone.

Our guides to the best drones have more deals on offer. Otherwise, you can snag a lot of high-flying gifts at Space.com’s Black Friday deals page, or our guides to the best cameras for photos and videos and best cameras for astrophotography.

2022-11-27T22:13:22.422Z

Remember to beam up Paramount Plus and save 50% on a full year for Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Paramount Plus)Get your Star Trek and Halo cravings on with a deep discount on Paramount Plus ahead of Cyber Monday.

Paramount Plus is offering a 50% discount on its two streaming plans, allowing you to warp speed through sci-fi shows and space content as long as you are ready to binge on the annual plan. This deal will end today (Nov. 27), so act quickly.

Snag your infinite streaming for a year on Paramount Plus for as low as $24.99 a year (opens in new tab) or about $2 a month, on an ads tier. The ad-free Premium tier is also half off, at an impressive $49.99 a year or just over $4 a month. 

If Paramount Plus isn’t your preferred service, check out our other Cyber Monday streaming deals to satisfy your sci-fi cravings. You can also see our latest Cyber Monday deals for non-streaming bargains.

2022-11-27T21:14:31.622Z

Join the Jedi with this 80% off Star Wars lightsaber Cyber Monday gift

(Image credit: Tigoola)Use the Force for up to 84% off on a huge range of lightsaber deals and gifts this Cyber Monday.

You’ll want to hyperdrive fast into the Tigoola Pixel Lightsaber Star Wars deal, now just $81 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (compared with the usual $509.99). It includes 13 colors, five sound modes, and aluminum alloy hand grip.

Close behind is the HOCET Star Wars Neo Realistic Pixel Lightsaber, an incredible 82% off and now just now $93.59 at Amazon (opens in new tab). It includes 13 colors, five sound modes, and aluminum alloy hand grip.

These gifts are perfect for padawans or long-time fans and believe us, those are only the beginning of Star Wars content. Consider our best lightsabers guide for 2022 if you want more fighting options. Or you can also see all of our best Lego Star Wars sets and our best Lego Star Wars deals to stock up for Cyber Monday.

2022-11-27T20:20:48.120Z

Save a stellar 20% on National Geographic 70 computerized telescope

(Image credit: Amazon)There’s a galactic Cyber Monday deal on that will satisfy your amateur astronomer this holiday season. This National Geographic 70 Computerized Refractor Telescope is 20% off at Kohl’s (opens in new tab) and is simply stellar at $236.79, an incredible $133 discount.

Be sure to use the SHOP20 code at checkout to secure the discount. The computerized telescope will swing among the stars just as you desire, allowing you to look at the moon, some planets, and a clutch of your favorite constellations.

Included in this incredible deal are a tripod and two eyepieces. This telescope is compact, allowing you to bring it around your residence, on your balcony or in your vehicle for stargazing in just the right location.

Check out even more Cyber Monday discounts in our best telescopes, best telescopes for deep space or best telescopes for seeing planets. Entry-level astronomers might enjoy best telescopes for beginners or, for youngsters, best telescopes for kids.

2022-11-27T18:36:57.202Z

Get 44% off this National Geographic Explorer 114 telescope from Kohl’s

(Image credit: Amazon)National Geographic Explorer 114: was $219.99, now $123.19 at Kohl’s (opens in new tab)When you combine code SHOP20 at Kohl’s, you can make an impressive saving of over $90 (opens in new tab)on this reflector from National Geographic’s line of telescopes. The National Geographic Explorer 114 is manufactured by company Explore Scientific.  

Featuring a 114mm aperture and a focal length of 500mm, this instrument allows the astronomer to get up close to some of the most dazzling deep-sky targets, splitting double stars with ease, get lost in star clusters and magnify nebulas. The rugged surface of the moon is also stunning through the eyepiece (26mm and 9.7mm Plössls are supplied), along with the planets of our solar system.

Aimed at beginners, the Explorer 114 comes with a simple equatorial mounting system. This enables observers to track chosen targets as the Earth rotates for clear images should astronomers wish to dabble in some basic smartphone astrophotography with this exquisite telescope. 

Also included in the package is an adjustable tripod, red dot finderscope, Stellarium computer software and star map, supplying the astronomer with everything they need for a well-equipped observing session.

2022-11-27T18:28:24.823Z

The Svbony SV550 is now $160 off this Cyber Monday!

(Image credit: Amazon)Svbony SV550: was $799.99, now $639.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)If you’re wanting to make short work of creating exquisite deep-sky astrophotos, then look no further than the SV550 APO triplet refractor. This Cyber Monday, it’s a steal from Amazon with $160 off the retail price (opens in new tab).

Thanks to low-dispersion ED glass and correction glass, the Svbony SV550 is able to rid observations and images of chromatic aberration, which can often plague bright night-sky targets. What’s more, the telescope also makes use of an air-spaced triple optical system, which eliminates any blue or purple fringing. 

The SV550 is also made of magnesium alloy material for a lightweight design that makes the instrument easy to carry, while a 180mm dovetail plate ensures that this refractor is versatile for fitting to your chosen mount and tripod. 

2022-11-27T16:23:14.407Z

This Lego Star Wars deal gets you the rare, retiring Imperial Probe Droid for its lowest price ever

(Image credit: Target)Lego Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid: was $59.99, now $41.99 at Amazon Save 30% on the list price of this Lego Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid, which is set to retire soon — so grab it while you still can.

This Lego Star Wars set gives owners the chance to relive the epic Galactic Empire encounters in miniature form at home. There’s a transparent segment that gives the appearance of the Imperial droid being suspended over the snowy planet, Hoth. Fortunately for you, it’s not just Amazon giving you this great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal but you can find the same deal at Target (opens in new tab).

The set isn’t too big either, according to the manufacturer the Imperial Probe Droid model will stand 10.5-inches (27 cm) tall, sit 9-inches (24 cm) wide and extends 4 inches (11 cm) deep.

Want a Lego set but aren’t sure which one yet? Take a look at our Cyber Monday Lego deals of 2022.

2022-11-27T15:32:02.920Z

Save $80 on the Celestron StarSense Explorer DX130 telescope

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ deal: was $479.95, now $399.80 on Amazon.Save $80 on one of the best telescopes for beginners on the market. Combining a 130mm aperture and 650mm focal length with Celestron’s usual good build quality and sharp optics makes the Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ great for observing nebulas, galaxies and star clusters.

With a decent 16% Black Friday saving the telescope also comes with all the accessories you need to get started straight out of the box. Two eyepieces, (25mm and 10mm) the telescope mount and tripod (preassembled), a StarPointer finderscope, accessory tray and StarSense Explorer phone dock for use with smartphones. 

Download the StarSense app and quickly use the telescope to navigate the night sky without any prior knowledge of the night sky, and place it in the dock to align with the telescope itself.

2022-11-27T13:42:21.517Z

60% Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on the JOBY GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit with Rig

(Image credit: Joby)JOBY GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit with Rig: was $199.99, now $79.95The remarkable thing about this particular GorillaPod kit, which is available at Adorama with a massive 60% saving, is that it has arms. You can use it to hold phones, lights, microphones or even a small secondary camera like a GoPro. You can also hold the ‘arms’ while recording a video or selfie.

Joby has made a name for itself over the last few decades as a purveyor of an innovative tripod style that uses articulated ball joints that twist around anything and everything to give you the flexibility to stabilize your camera wherever you may find yourself. That might be railings, lamp posts, benches or anything else you may come across in the urban landscape, but also natural landscape features like rocks and trees, excellent for timelapse photography and astrophotography when you don’t want to carry a larger tripod.

 Despite only weighing 0.84kg/1.85lb, the Joby GorillaPod 5k can hold up to — as the name suggests — 5k/11lbs of kit, which is very impressive for such a small tripod. If you’re off out on a trek or simply don’t have enough space or weight allowance left in your luggage, that is where this tripod comes into its own — when folded, it is a mere 43.18cm long, so it takes up hardly any space. Check out our guides to the best tripods and best travel tripods to discover more.

2022-11-27T12:55:38.636Z

The new Canon EOS R10 is now $100 cheaper this Black Friday/Cyber Monday

(Image credit: Canon)Canon EOS R10: was $979.99, now $879 at Walmart.The Canon EOS R10 mirrorless camera was only launched a few months ago but you can already save $100 on the retail price than the retail price over at Walmart for just $879, a price we spotted it this Black Friday weekend and we’re hoping to see continue over to Cyber Monday.

This entry-level APS-C crop sensor mirrorless camera is fitted with a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that captures 4K UHD 30p video footage. When we look at the maximum ISO sensitivity of 32,000 we’re confident it’s strong enough to cope with most casual astrophotographer’s needs as well as more generalist use. It’s suited for portraits, landscapes and a bit of wildlife thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocusing system (that can track people, animals and vehicles) and its 15FPS maximum burst speed for stills photographs.

Take a look at our round-up of the Best mirrorless cameras and Best cameras for photos and videos overall if you want to shop around, though.

2022-11-27T11:35:09.337Z

Save a massive $760 off this Autel EVO II V2 Pro drone bundle

(Image credit: Autel)Autel Robotics EVO II V2 Pro 6K Rugged Drone Bundle: was $2499, now $1739 at AdoramaThe Autel Robotics EVO II V2 Pro has an on-board 6K camera to capture large stills images while flying for up for 40 minutes and in that time, if you can manage it, the drone can be controlled for up to a distance of 9KM. In the market for a rugged 6K drone? This is probably one of the best drones out there.

It’s not just the drone you get with this excellent $760 saving from Adorama, it’s also bundled with everything you need to get up in the air. 

Not sure if this drone is right for you? Be sure to check out our other Black Friday drone deals, we’ve found a brilliant offer on the DJI Mini 2 bundle that’s not to be missed.

2022-11-27T00:31:05.845Z

These moon lamp gifts will bring holiday cheer for up to 30% off

(Image credit: Amazon)Light up your astronomy fan’s life with a wide variety of moon lamps, all between 20% and 30% off.

The star deal is the VGAzer Moon Lamp, which is just $71.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) and an incredible 20% off. It hovers via magic magnetism and can pivot between three different lighting intensities for soft nightlighting or powerful party vibes.

Alternatively, the well-known brand Mydethun has a 16-color moon lamp for just $23.16 at Amazon (opens in new tab) which is 20% off with far more shades. The biggest discount is the Logrotate-16 color lamp (pictured) that is only $13.98 at Amazon.

If you’re on the hunt for other space decor, check out Space.com’s Black Friday deals page. There are lots of discount ways to check out the moon for real, too, through our best telescopes, our best binoculars, and the 10 best Black Friday telescope deals we’ve seen so far of 2022.

2022-11-26T23:40:35.663Z

Bring your next gift into focus for less: The Nikon ProStaff P3 8×42 waterproof binoculars are 15% off

(Image credit: Amazon)Searching for a somewhat bulky stocking stuffer for your space fan? Binoculars are the perfect choice and this pair is sturdy enough to stand up to nearly anything.

The Nikon ProStaff P3 8×42 waterproof binoculars are 16% off at Best Buy (opens in new tab). They’re resistant against water, shock and fog and priced at a bargain $119.95, which is absolute basement-style pricing in astronomy.

You’ll get a deep discount on one of the best brands of astronomy, as Nikon has been around for over 100 years. Included also are fully coated lenses to reduce glare and a generous 42 mm lens and 8x magnification to peer at wildlife or distant stars.

If you want more astronomical options beyond this deal, you can check out our best binoculars of 2022, or fans of this brand can head over to our best Nikon cameras to pair up with the bino set for image captures in the field.

2022-11-26T22:42:34.433Z

Spy this holiday deal! The Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope bundle is 10% off

(Image credit: Amazon)Bathe yourself in the moon’s glow with this lunar-adorned version of the Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope. 

The Celestron 76mm Signature Series FirstScope is just $64.86 at Amazon (opens in new tab), offering an incredibly compact beginner’s telescope along with astronomy software and an illustrated e-book. All this is available for 10% less, so act quickly while stock is available. 

Celestron, one of the most recognized brands in astronomy, has a special treat for this telescope: the moon image includes 10 targets you can practice finding in this telescope. It’s tabletop size, easy to fit on a balcony or in a car to get the most out of your observing time. Two eyepieces and a flexible repositioning system allow you to get a fix on different targets in the sky, like galaxies, Saturn’s rings or the Milky Way.

If you’re looking for more beginners’ telescopes before committing to this deal, do check out out our bargain beginner telescopes guide, or the deals in our best telescopes guide. 

2022-11-26T21:34:58.970Z

A perfect stocking stuffer! Mandalorian and Grogu Amazon Fire TV Sticks are up to 39% off

(Image credit: Amazon)Get your Grogu moves on with this incredible value gift idea for your Star Wars fan.

Amazon’s Fire Stick is available in two shades for Star Wars padawans: iconic Grogu (Baby Yoda) green for just $41.98 (opens in new tab), or 39% off the base price. If you prefer blue after Din Djarin, the Mandalorian himself, you can score one for just $36.98 (opens in new tab) or 37% off the base price.  

The Grogu Green Fire TV Stick 4K allows for glorious 4K streaming with a little image of Grogu amid stars and the Star Wars logo text. You can also summon Disney Plus using the included Alexa button. Otherwise, nab your Bounty Blue version that has images of The Mandalorian, Grogu and the logo of the hit series; there’s no 4K on the blue one, but it still has Alexa available.

If you’re not fussy about your stick having a Star Wars flare to it, there are even more options out there for you. Just hyperdrive over to our full roundup of Amazon Fire TV Stick deals for Black Friday. You can also see all of our best Lego Star Wars sets and our best Lego Star Wars deals to pick up more bargain deals for your big fan.

2022-11-26T20:12:24.979Z

Save 50% on Celestron’s 114AZ-SR beginner’s telescope

(Image credit: Celestron)If you’re looking for a great beginner’s telescope that won’t break the bank, this Celestron 114AZ-SR telescope is nearly 50% off at Kohl’s (opens in new tab), on sale for $111.99 down from $219.99, and comes with everything you need to start photographing the night sky with your smartphone. 

You’ll save $108 on this smartphone-ready telescope, which is a 114mm Newtonian reflector that comes bundled with additional eyepieces and other accessories for get you started on your night sky adventure. Unlike the tabletop FirstScope, which is also on sale for Black Friday, the Celestron 114AZ-SR comes with a full-size tripod that’s lightweight enough to be portable, but stable enough for observing while standing along side. 

Like the “SR” in its name suggests, this telescope comes with a mount smartphone adaptor mount to keep your phone’s camera secure against its eyepiece during photo sessions. It also has two Plössl eyepieces at 26mm and 9.7mm sizes with 1.25-inch mounts, and a red dot StarPointer finderscope for targeting and calibration.

The telescope is not computerized, so you’ll have to align it yourself and research what’s up in the night sky when observing, but it does come with Celestron’s SkyPortal smartphone app and the skywatching software Starry Night to help you identify what, when and where to look at in the night sky. Celestron is an icon of skywatching hardware, so the instrument comes from manufacturer with a proven track record of quality hardware.

If this telescope isn’t exactly what you’re looking for this Black Friday, you do have options. You can check out our top 10 Black Friday telescope deals, our guide to the best telescopes around now or just the best telescope deals overall for more.

2022-11-26T18:30:39.305Z

Lego Robot Inventor Kit is 20% off

(Image credit: Lego)If you have a future roboticist at hope just looking for new robots to assemble, this Lego Robot Inventor kit may be the gift you’re looking for this Christmas. 

Currently on sale for 20% off at Lego.com (opens in new tab), at $287.99 down from $359.99, this Lego Robot Inventor Kit will allow kids to build five different basic robot designs and code them to move using an associated Robot Inventor App that uses a visual based interface to string commands together. It also includes microphone and camera input, so young builders can say “Stop!” if it’s getting out of control. Color and distance sensors allow the robots to react to basic inputs as well.

The set is a more general version of Lego’s amazing Star Wars Droid Commander (opens in new tab), which has been retired and is hard to find. Like the Droid Commander set, the Lego Robot Inventor Kit is also due to be retired soon, so this may be among the lowest prices it will be before it’s gone.

2022-11-26T15:43:32.480Z

A huge Black Friday saving: Celestron Nature DX 8×42 binocular now under $100

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron Nature DX 8×42: was $169.99, now $99.99 at AmazonSave $70 on the Celestron Nature DX 8×42 binoculars this Black Friday from one of our favorite optics manufacturers in the stargazing game.

Binoculars are a great alternative to stargazing with telescopes because they’re also useful for daytime observing of subjects like birds, wildlife and aviation. Offering a relatively wide field with 8x magnification, the Nature DX 8×42 binoculars make it easy to track moving subjects because they don’t disappear out of view quickly.

Pair that with decent 42mm objective lenses and these are good for general observing, especially when light levels start to drop near twilight. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a pair of the best binoculars this Black Friday but weren’t sure which ones are right, the generalist Celestron Nature DX 8×42 could be the perfect compromise.

2022-11-26T14:38:06.332Z

Encalife Star Light Galaxy Projector 42% off

(Image credit: Encalife)Encalife Star Light Galaxy Projector: was $59.97, now $34.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)If you’re like us here at Space.com, finding a way to bring space down to Earth is a lifelong pursuit and you can set the scene at home for a great price with this Encalife Star Light Projector deal at Amazon for Black Friday.

Right now, you can save 42% on this Star Light Galaxy Projector (opens in new tab) and cover your home with an illuminating starry sky and colors. Amazon is offering the star projector for $34.97,  a $25 savings off its usual $59.97 price. 

We reviewed this star project earlier this year and were impressed with not just its light show, but ability to serve as  Bluetooth speaker, as well. If you’re a stickler for science accuracy, you won’t find realistic representations of stars, galaxies and nebulas with this projector, but you will find a capable projector for setting the tone of your room to space for a gaming session, or even just to wind down before bed. 

This star projector does have 21 different lighting modes that can be adjusted by buttons on the projector itself or via an external remote control. Like with most Bluetooth speakers, you can cast music to the device by connecting it through a proprietary app and smartphone. It even has a sleep timer so it will switch off after you fall asleep, ensuring you won’t waste power as you drift off to slumber in the final frontier.

Be sure to check out Space.com’s guide to the best star projectors in case this deal isn’t exactly what you’re looking for.

2022-11-26T13:16:19.015Z

Vaonis Vespera smart telescope: Black Friday savings of $500

(Image credit: Vaonis)Vaonis Vespera smart telescope: was $2499.99, now $1999.99 (opens in new tab)Perfect for any beginner telescope enthusiast or the veteran astronomer that wants to avoid the faff of setting up and aligning a traditional telescope and astro camera, the Vaonis Vespera is now $500 off its original price. 

It’s an automated, computerized smart telescope that even new users can set up in around five minutes. No knowledge of the night sky is required, simply synchronize with the dedicated smartphone app and start navigating the night sky, slewing to favorite celestial objects in a matter of seconds.

You can then photograph the night sky, or get an enhanced view, using the in-built astro camera — no more need to buy a separate camera or telescope adapter. We loved it during our Vaonis Vespera review, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

2022-11-26T11:42:13.099Z

$400 off the Nikon Z7 II this Black Friday weekend

(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)Nikon Z7 II: was $2996.95, now $2596.95 at B&H PhotoSave $400 on the Nikon Z7 II which is an all-round powerhouse full-frame mirrorless camera, and with a $400 discount, it’s the cheapest we’ve ever seen it.

In our Nikon Z7 II review, we awarded it 4.5 out of 5 stars, largely thanks to its excellent full-frame image quality and admirable overall performance. We’re happy to share that this mirrorless camera has been discounted by $400 as part of B&H Photo’s Black Friday deals. It will stay at this price, while stocks last, until Nov 28 at 11:59 EST.

It shoots detailed 45.7MP resolution stills photos, which matches one of the best cameras for astrophotography, the Nikon D850 (which, as it happens, is also on sale with a $900 discount). For video lovers, it also captures 4KUHD 60p footage.

2022-11-26T10:51:08.822Z

25% off the Nikon ProStaff 3S binoculars for Black Friday

(Image credit: Nikon)Nikon ProStaff 3S 10×42 binoculars: was $129.95, now $99.99 at Amazon.Save 25% on the Nikon ProStaff 3s 10×42 binoculars with this Black Friday binocular deal that is still running this weekend.

A big bargain on these high-quality binoculars, the ProStaff 3S 10×42 binoculars are waterproof up to 1m and you can continue to submerge them for up to 10 minutes, so even if you drop them in a lake you can (theoretically) take your time fishing them out. 

These slender, lightweight binoculars weigh just 20.3 oz / 575 g and are Nitrogen-purged which means they’re fogproof — something astronomers and wildlife spotters hate when using binoculars as it can stop binocular use at crucial moments when moving between warm and cold environments.

Adjustable eyecups mean anyone can use these binoculars, even if you wear eyeglasses. Whether you want to stargaze using the decent-sized 42mm apertures, or simply birdwatch, wildlife spot, hunt or observe air shows these quality binoculars from Nikon are now at a quarter of the price.

2022-11-26T10:12:05.276Z

44% off the Celestron NexStar 4SE computerized telescope for a limited-time Black Friday telescope deal

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron NexStar 4SE: was $749.99, now $423Save a huge 44% (nearly half price) on this small, compact computerized Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is a catadioptric telescope that blends two optics systems to provide incredible night sky views in a tiny package.

We’ve never seen this iconic orange tube telescope down this cheap and we suspect the deal won’t last long because we can’t see this price anywhere else, so act fast if you want to take advantage of it.

The NexStar 4SE is a go-to fully automated, and because it’s computerized and runs on a motor you can automatically track night sky objects without having to push-to them manually. Simply plug in the number of your desired celestial body and let the telescope do the rest. Check out our Celestron NexStar 4SE review here for more info.

2022-11-26T09:15:53.888Z

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens now reduced to under $2000 this Black Friday

(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM: was $2399, now $1999 at B&HSave $400 on a lens that’s practically asking to take astrophotographs. The Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is an RF-mount (mirrorless) ultra-wide zoom lens from Canon. It’s great for a wide variety of photographic disciplines, but none more perfect than astrophotography.

A fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 is constant throughout the zoom range which maximizes light input to the camera. L-series quality optics from Canon make the image sharp edge to edge throughout the zoom range as we found out in our Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens review. Taking it off the tripod and going handheld? Dont worry, this lens has five stops of Image Stabilization (IS) to steady your shots. A quiet Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) provides fast autofocusing for Canon mirrorless cameras for daytime use, too.

2022-11-26T00:08:41.975Z

Remote control Star Wars Grogu plush is just $44 on Black Friday

(Image credit: Amazon)Grogu, or Baby Yoda as most of us still refer to him, remains a fresh face in the Star Wars universe and now you can get an adorable plush of him for less.

This Black Friday, you can get a remote-controlled, soft-bodied Grogu to waddle around your home for just $44.43 (opens in new tab), a savings of 32%. (Who can resist that face!)

Grogu, an adorable soft-bodied plush, is around 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) tall and has a range of movements made famous in The Mandalorian television series. Via remote control he can tilt his head, pull his ears back, waddle or simply gaze, cutsie-style, at whatever is in front of him (food or living being.)

If the most adorable aliens ever aren’t your preference, we still have more deals for you to enjoy. We’ve got guides on Star Wars Lego deals and Black Friday Lego deals for more great savings on Star Wars, Space, and even Marvel Lego sets. More holiday fun comes via our Black Friday deals that all have space on the brain.

2022-11-25T23:21:56.130Z

Take off $760 with this Autel EVO II V2 Pro drone bundle deal

(Image credit: Autel)Lift off with the Autel Robotics EVO II V2 Pro with an impressive $760 discount.

Rated as one of the best drones out there, you can snag the Autel Robotics EVO II V2 Pro drone bundle at Adorama for just $1739 (opens in new tab) in their Black Friday sale. 

You’ll nab a lot of great footage with the industry-leading 6K camera and can soar in flight for up to 40 minutes. It’s the perfect balance between great footage and a good hang time for scouting out your next filming location.

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, check out our other Black Friday drone deals. There’s a fantastic offer on the DJI Mini 2 bundle that is also worth your attention.

2022-11-25T22:57:38.937Z

Playmobil Star Trek warp speeds into a $150 discount

(Image credit: Amazon)Beam into an amazing U.S.S. Enterprise Playmobil set for $150 less on Black Friday.

The iconic Star Trek ship is at a rare 32% for Black Friday, making NCC-1701 an affordable $340.25 on Amazon. (opens in new tab) Don’t be fooled by imagining that this Playmobil set is just for kids, as this particular set includes a lot of detail that teens and adults will still enjoy.

Included are the legendary crew of NCC-1701 and collector’s items details that gave good marks in our Playmobil Star Trek USS Enterprise review. Included are crew members Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu, Scotty and Chekov. The set comes with a removable roof to put the crew in the iconic bridge of NCC-1701.

If you’re less of a Trekkie and more of a Star Wars fan, however, be sure to check out our Star Wars Lego deals as well as our latest Black Friday deals for more gift ideas for this holiday season.

2022-11-25T21:11:42.587Z

Lego UCS Millennium Falcon deal just got better and is now $180 off!

The Lego UCS Millennium Falcon is more affordable than ever this Black Friday with a markdown of $180. (Image credit: Future)The Lego UCS Millennium Falcon is more affordable than ever this Black Friday with a markdown of $180.

Usually $849.99, the UCS Millennium Falcon can be yours for just $669.99 (opens in new tab) at the website Zavvi when you use the discount code BFFALCON at checkout. This Millennium Falcon mega-kit has rarely been on sale, and has become one of the most sought-after kits in the Lego Star Wars collection. If you need Han Solo’s trusty Corellian YT-1300 light freighter in your Lego collection, now’s your chance to finally snag it – at a price sure to make any Wookie bleat “RRRUUUUURRRR” for joy.

It’s unclear how deep Zaavi’s stock of the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon goes, so don’t let this $180 off deal (opens in new tab) slip away before it jumps to hyperspace!

If the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon kit isn’t for you, be sure to check out our Black Friday Lego deals page for more great savings on Star Wars, Space, and Marvel Lego kits for the special collector/builder in your life.

2022-11-25T19:25:56.171Z

Hulu + Disney Plus Black Friday Bundle deal

(Image credit: Hulu)While Hulu’s Black Friday deal is offering the streaming service for just $1.99 a month, Disney just sweetened the put to offer its Disney Plus service for just $2.99 more. 

The Hulu + Disney Plus Black Friday Bundle (opens in new tab)is a combo deal that offers full access to Hulu and Disney Plus for just $4.98 a month. That’s down from the usual $7.99 a month of Hulu alone and throws in access to Disney’s entire catalog of Star Wars films, TV shows and other science fiction titles. 

Disney Plus is currently not offering any deals on the service alone, so this Hulu/Disney Plus bundle may be the best chance to score both streaming services at discount for your first year. NBC’s Peacock streaming service (opens in new tab)and the Paramount Plus streaming service (opens in new tab), the home of all things Star Trek, also have Black Friday deals on now. You can see our full roundup of streaming deals for Black Friday for more.

2022-11-25T18:09:23.790Z

Is this the Nikon Z6 II’s lowest-ever price? Now just $1696

(Image credit: Jacob Little)Nikon Z6 II: was $1996.96, now $1696.95 at B&H Photo We don’t think we’ve ever seen the Nikon Z6 II full-frame mirrorless camera this cheap before and, given how popular it is, we’re unlikely to see it drop any further. If you have been waiting to grab a mirrorless camera at a bargain price, then this is it. Save $300 on the Nikon Z6 II right now.

It’s suited to any photographer — even beginners, and is more than capable for astrophotography and is the perfect second camera for a professional photographer. It shoots 24.5MP stills with the FX-Format full-frame BSI CMOS Sensor inside and captures video at 4KUHD 30p with N-log format for full editing flexibility.

While you can shoot this stunning camera at 14FPS (perfect for wildlife and sports) it has a wide ISO range too, between 100-51,200 which makes it suitable for astrophotography and low-light photography and that’s why it features in our guide to the best cameras for astrophotography.

2022-11-25T16:47:13.265Z

Celestron Travel Scope 70 now under $100

(Image credit: Amazon)Celestron Travel Scope 70 with accessories: was $109.95, now $92.48 at AmazonIf you’re looking for a budget telescope to get into skywatching without dropping big coin or need a smaller, more portable telescope to travel with, it’s hard to go wrong with the Celestron Travel Scope 70 — a fantastic telescope at a bargain price now 16% off.

Although this refractor telescope is ideal for beginner astronomers and is now under $100 that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. The Travel Scope’s 70mm optics give excellent views of the moon and it’s packaged with two eyepieces that make it useful for stargazing or even daytime observation of nature and wildlife. Want to shop around for the best Black Friday telescope deals? Have a look at our page for the 10 best Black Friday telescope deals we’ve seen so far.

2022-11-25T15:22:40.402Z

Save 30% on the Lego Star Wars Razor Crest, now under $100

(Image credit: Lego)Lego Star Wars Mandalorian Razor Crest – was $139.99, now $97.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) The Mandalorian is one of Star Wars’ most popular TV spinoffs, so it makes sense that the main ship from the show, The Razor Crest, gets the full Lego treatment. 

Right now, you can get 30% off the Lego Star Wars Razor Crest at Amazon, dropping the price down to just $97.99. That’s a fantastic discount on a wonderful Lego set – we actually reviewed the Razor Crest late last year and we really enjoyed it .

This set includes five minifigs (including an adorable Grogu), as well as an opening cockpit and cargo bay. It even fires projectiles, making it an easy pick as one of our favorite Lego Star Wars deals so far.

2022-11-25T14:26:44.903Z

Sony A7R IVA camera bundle was $3498, now $2998 at Walmart

(Image credit: Walmart)Sony A7R IVA and accessory bundle: was $3498, now $2998 at Walmart (opens in new tab)Save a magnificent $510 on this Sony A7R IVA full-frame mirrorless camera and accessory bundle. Walmart is offering this hefty camera deal on Black Friday and it is the best Sony camera deal we’ve seen so far. Not only does it come with the mammoth 61MP mirrorless monster that can also shoot 4KUHD 30p video, but it has a whole host of camera accessories, to boot. This is the best Sony mirrorless camera Black Friday deal we’ve seen so far.

The kit is shown as including: a Koah flight case, a Sony 64GB V60 SDXC memory card, two spare Koah batteries and a Koah double battery charger, a suite of Corel photo and video editing software and a Zeiss cleaning kit, plus a camera battery grip. Every other A7R IV or IVA deal we’ve seen is either more expensive or doesn’t come with the amount of extra that this bundle from Walmart does, so we think this is the time to invest in Sony mirrorless if you’re going to.

2022-11-25T13:26:50.019Z

Get Peacock for just $1 per month for a whole year

(Image credit: Comcast) Peacock  – was $5 per month, now $1 per month at Peacock (opens in new tab) NBC’s streaming service is great for the whole family thanks to new movie releases like Nope or Minions: The Rise of Gru, but it’s even better for sci-fi fans. That’s because it’s the home of Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and recent Alan Tudyk comedy Resident Alien.

Use code ‘SAVEBIG’ to get Peacock for only $0.99/mo for 12 months. This offer is only available for new subscribers.

This fantastic deal saves users 80%, making an annual subscription just $12 (or $1 per month). Factor in a huge back catalog of movies and TV, and that’s a small price to pay.

2022-11-25T12:18:42.936Z

Save over $100 on the Celestron Inspire 100AZ telescope

(Image credit: Jamie Carter)Celestron Inspire 100AZ telescope: was $468.95, now $359.95 at AdoramaSave 23% on this beginner-friendly refractor from Celestron. xxx

We reviewed the Celestron Inspire 100AZ earlier this year and we found that, with weather permitting, we could get impressive views of the moon and Saturn. We were even able to spot the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and some other bright star clusters.

We were so impressed with it that we’ve named the Celestron Inspire 100AZ the best telescope for beginners and we’ve included it in our round-up of the best telescopes overall.

A refractor with an Alt-Azimuth mount, this 100mm aperture, 600mm focal length telescope is about as good as it gets for beginner astronomers or those that want to get into stargazing without breaking the bank. Now with over $100 off for Black Friday it’s never been more affordable.

2022-11-25T11:26:10.131Z

Save over $140 on the Svbony SV503 astrophotography telescope 

(Image credit: Amazon)Svbony SV503: was $729.99, now $583.99 on AmazonWith its 102mm aperture and f/7 focal ratio, astrophotographers can enjoy crisp and clear images of their favorite night sky targets with the Svbony SV503. What’s more, and this Black Friday, you can snap up this exquisite instrument at 20% less (opens in new tab) than the retail price.

The Svbony SV503 energy-dispersed glass improves on pesky color-fringing, while the dual rack-and-pinion focuser can be fine tuned to bring planets, galaxies, nebulas and the rugged surface of the moon into sharp focus. 

While this refractor doesn’t come with a tripod or mount, the Svbony SV503 offers a metal hoop dovetail, focuser wheel, lens cover and tube ring, allowing astronomers to accessorize their way for optimum results.

2022-11-25T09:56:55.655Z

Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 binocular is now 22% off

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron SkyMaster 25×100: was $499.95, now $388.58 on Amazon (opens in new tab)The largest binocular of Celestron’s SkyMaster range, the 25×100 binocular ensures superb sharp focus across the field of view — and now you can enjoy over $100 off (opens in new tab) on crystal clear sights of a selection of targets, from the moon to deep-sky objects such as the Orion Nebula (Messier 42). This binocular also provides excellent terrestrial views during the day.

Featuring high-quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for excellent contrast, the SkyMaster’s 100mm objective lens and 4mm exit pupil allow your eyes to collect light in a variety of low-light and long-range conditions. The elliptical shape of the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) can be picked up with excellent clarity, while the member stars of the Pleiades (Messier 45) sparkle like diamonds when viewed through the optical system. If you prefer to stay local, the moon’s rugged surface can be brought into breathtaking focus, while the rings of Saturn and belts of Jupiter are magnified to perfection.

Weighing in at 8.75 lbs (3.97 kg), the Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 is a touch on the heavy side, so for stable views we recommend purchasing a suitable tripod (check out our best tripods) to avoid shaky sights of night-sky targets. The binocular is supplied with an integrated tripod adapter and deluxe carry case. 

2022-11-24T21:39:12.148Z

60% off the BlissLights Sky Lite Star Projector right now

(Image credit: Amazon)BlissLights Sky Lite: was $49.99, now $19.99 at WalmartCompletely transform your bedroom or living room for less than $20 with this perfect holiday gift for space lovers. Save a huge 60% on the original price of the BlissLight Sky Lite over at Walmart with this easy-to-use, button-controlled star projector which even has a six-hour timer for those that like to go to sleep to the ambient lighting.

We reviewed the BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 earlier this year and gave it 3.5/5 stars because it was easy to use and gave decent ambient lighting, so we’re confident that the Sky Lite is a bargain star projector in this Black Friday deal.

2022-11-24T21:15:22.064Z

Save 21% on the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ telescope

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope: was $189.95, now $149.97 on Amazon (opens in new tab). Save 21% on the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ refractor telescope which comes with an Alt-Az mount that is beginner-friendly. The telescope features a 70mm aperture and a 900mm focal length to provide good views of the moon and stars. 

Celestron is known for its excellent build quality and the telescope comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a fully collapsible lightweight tripod, a red dot finder scope and free access to the Starry Night software which is packed with information about 36,000 night sky objects to help newcomers learn about night sky objects. All this for under $150 makes this a Black Friday telescope deal worth having.

2022-11-24T19:35:59.758Z

Sony A7R III is now discounted by $500

(Image credit: Sony)Sony A7R III: was $2499, now $1998 at AmazonSave more than 20% off in this Black Friday camera deal on the Sony A7R III. The mirrorless camera, known for its superb full-frame CMOS 42.4MP image sensor is now $500 off in this Amazon deal.

It’s perfect for astrophotography due to its extended ISO range (50-102,400) but it lends itself to many styles of photographers and videographers with a host of useful features like EyeAF autofocusing for sharp portraits, and 4K HDR video capture.

Editing is easy as well because the A7R III has up to 15 stops of dynamic range to retain detail in the brightest highlights and blackest shadows, meaning image files (or video) are flexible when editing in Lightroom or Photoshop.

2022-11-24T18:16:37.334Z

Save 15% on Celestron’s iconic NexStar 8SE telescope

(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)Celestron NexStar 8SE: was $1599, now $1359 at Amazon (opens in new tab) and Adorama (opens in new tab)Known the world over as one of the most iconic line of telescopes, the much-loved Celestron NexStar 8SE is now on sale with $200 for Black Friday over at Amazon and Adorama.

The line has been going since the 1970s but Celestron’s 8SE, the largest in the NexStar line-up, is truly exceptional. A Schmidt-Cassegrain design, this catadioptric telescope takes advantage of a hybrid technology between refractor and reflector telescope designs to provide a massive 2032 mm (80-inch) focal length and huge 203.2mm (8-inch) aperture in a tiny package.

Suitable for all kinds of astronomers it may not immediately be friendly to beginners but it has such breadth of use that, when paired with one of the best eyepieces, you can observe the moon, stars, planets, nebulas and more in exquisite detail.

Ultimate sharpness and incredibly bright, the NexStar 8SE ships with a red dot finderscope and a 25mm eyepiece — which you can upgrade as and when you’re ready to take astronomy to the next level.

2022-11-24T17:24:12.524Z

20% off the Celestron PowerSeeker 70 AZ refractor telescope

(Image credit: Amazon)Celestron PowerSeeker 70 AZ Refractor Telescope: was $124.95, now $99.99 on AmazonNow under $100 the Celestron PowerSeeker 70 AZ refractor telescope is 20% off for Black Friday over on Amazon. This refractor telescope is ideally suited to beginners who want to view the lunar surface and nebulae. With a 70mm aperture, the telescope has a focal length of 700mm and ships with all the accessories you need to get started quickly.

Two eyepieces (4mm and 20mm) pair with a whopping 3x Barlow lens to magnify your night sky objects. An erect image diagonal means no more cricked necks trying to peer through the eyepiece. A 5×24 finderscope helps you locate night sky objects easily before fine-tuning through the eyepieces with more precision.

Celestron also bundles free access to the Starry Night software that gives information on 36,000 celestial objects for the uninitiated.

2022-11-24T16:14:56.748Z

73% discount on this Astronaut star projector

(Image credit: Tantse Walter)Astronaut Starry Sky Star Projector: was $27.99, now $7.58 on Amazon (opens in new tab)Save 73% on the Astronaut Starry Sky Star Projector. The projector is an astronaut that can be posed into different positions and projects stars through its visor. It has eight in-built nebula effects and the projector can be set to a timer for those using it to sleep. 

The ideal space gift, save a massive 73% in this Black Friday star projector deal which takes the price down to just $7.58. We said in our Astronaut space star projector review that anything under $35 is a bargain, so $7.58 is insane. It should suit any wall or ceiling thanks to the adjustable projection angle and we love it as an early holiday season gift.

What we like about the projector is its surprisingly good build quality, the fact it’s packed with impressive and effective lighting and its general appeal to all space fans, whether young or older.

2022-11-24T14:44:46.995Z

Save 50% on a year of Paramount Plus – the home of Star Trek

(Image credit: Paramount Plus) Paramount Plus: Was $49.99/year Now $24.99/year at Paramount (opens in new tab) Paramount’s Black Friday deal for its Paramount Plus streaming service is one of the best streaming deals we’ve found so far, offering a huge amount of content at a 50% discount. That equates to around $2 per month, and there are plenty of sci-fi shows to be found for your money.

Star Trek is the big one, with the entirety of the TV show’s 860 episodes to watch (as well as the movies), but there are newer sci-fi shows like videogame tie-in Halo, classic mystery thriller Twin Peaks, and The Twilight Zone reboot too.

2022-11-24T13:10:12.774Z

Get 25% off these Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 binoculars

(Image credit: Celestron) Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 binoculars: was $119.95, now $88.24 on Amazon  (opens in new tab)The Celestron SkyMaster 15×70 binoculars are currently discounted by 25% (opens in new tab), making them an excellent buy for budding skywatchers who want to view larger deep-sky objects.

Since our initial post about this deal yesterday, they have been reduced by a couple more dollars, but we expect this to be the lowest they will go.

You can read our Celestron SkyMaster Pro 15×70 binoculars review to get a feel for the version of the binos that are on sale, but note that these are slightly less rugged and not waterproof, unlike the pro version (which cost more than double). If you’re not planning on using your binos in inclement weather, for the price, these binoculars will see you right.

Because of the high magnification, you should invest in one of the best tripods so you don’t have to worry about wobble spoiling your views.

Once set up in the right conditions, you can see the Andromeda Galaxy and the bright Messier galaxies and nebulas based on the list drawn up by Charles Messier.

All-in-all, these binoculars will give users an enjoyable star and galaxy-gazing experience at a very reasonable price.

2022-11-24T12:32:29.256Z

Get 50% off the HP Reverb G2 VR headset

(Image credit: HP) HP Reverb G2 VR Headset: Was $599 Now $299 at HP (opens in new tab) HP’s highly-rated VR headset, the Reverb G2, is one of the best VR headsets around. Better yet, the manufacturer has cut the price by 50%.  Right now, you can get the HP Reverb G2 headset for just $299 at HP (opens in new tab), down from the usual price of $599.

Unlike the Meta Quest 2, you will need a PC to connect to, but it offers a 2160×2160 resolution in each eye and excellent audio. For more, be sure to check out our HP Reverb G2 review where we awarded it 4-stars and noted how easy it is to set up.

That makes it ideal for a newcomer to VR, or to an experienced user looking to step up from the Meta Quest 2 or a PlayStation VR. With the G2’s lengthy, six-meter cable, it’s less restrictive than many wired headsets, too, and it’s comfortable for longer periods of time – perfect if you’re up to your eyeballs in No Man’s Sky VR.

2022-11-24T11:55:20.517Z

Save a stellar 50% on the Lego Galaxy Explorer set

(Image credit: Lego)LEGO Icons Galaxy Explorer – was $100, now $50 at Walmart (opens in new tab)We love a good Lego kit here at Space. In fact, the only thing we love more is a good Lego kit at half price which is exactly what we’ve found over at Walmart. You can get the Lego Galaxy Explorer set for just $50 (opens in new tab), reduced down from $100.

The Galaxy Explorer is a modern take on the classic 1979 Lego set of the same name, and it’s an impressive mash-up of retro-styling and modern design. It comes with 4 minifigures – 2 red and 2 white astronauts, and has a total of 1254 pieces, making it an involved, but not massive build.

We actually checked out the set earlier this year and gave it a perfect score of 5 stars (check out our Lego Galaxy Explorer review to see our full thoughts). We even compared it to the original model as our reviewer still had theirs.

We’re covering all the best Black Friday Lego deals on our main hub, so head over there for more savings on Star Wars, Space, and Marvel themed kits.

2022-11-23T22:59:38.935Z

Hulu’s Black Friday deal is just $1.99 a month

(Image credit: Hulu)One year of Hulu – was $7.99/month now $1.99/month (opens in new tab).There is no shortage of science fiction on streaming services right now and nowhere is that more true than at Hulu and right now you can get a year of Hulu for just $1.99 a month (opens in new tab), a 75% discount of its regular $7.99 fee. 

The Black Friday Hulu offer is not as deep a discount as the streaming service’s 2021 deal, which offered a year’s subscription at just 99 cents a month, but it’s still a bargain for fans of The Orville, Rick and Morty and other sci-fi shows that call Hulu home. After all, where else are you going to see the new Hulu original “Prey,” which is the latest entry in the Predator franchise?

Hulu is making this deal available primarily to new subscribers, but if you are a lapsed subscriber – and you have not used Hulu in the last month – you may be able to qualify for the offer. 

If you looking to save on a streaming service, but Hulu isn’t your cup of tea, you’re in luck. Our Black Friday streaming deals has a rundown of the offers available now. 

2022-11-23T20:41:10.205Z

Save $200 on a DJI Mini 2 drone bundle

(Image credit: DJI)DJI Mini 2 Drone Bundle: was $675.42, now $479 at Adorama  (opens in new tab)If you’re just starting out on your drone journey, this early Black Friday deal is a great opportunity to land a beginner-friendly drone and save hundreds of dollars at the same time. 

DJI is a known for its quality drones and the DJI Mini 2 is one of oour favorite drones for beginners and experts alike. At $479, this DJI Mini 2 drone bundle is $200 off at Adorama (opens in new tab) and is the best price we’ve seen for Black Friday this year. The bundle is on sale for 29% off and comes with the drone, as well as a microSD card, carrying case and several other extras for your aerial or sky photography needs. 

As we noted in our DJI Mini 2 review, this drone is small enough (it weighs 249 grams) that it’s portable and lightweight, and also does not require you to register it for casual flying. You will need to check your local drone regulations, though. It carries a 12 MP camera for both still images and video and has about 23 minutes of flight time (according to our tests) before it returns home on a 25% battery life mark.

If you’re looking for more affordable drone ideas, check out our best drone deals and our beginners guide to drones and best drones features can help you pick the right machine if you need more tips.

2022-11-23T17:05:39.756Z

Meta Quest 2 VR headsets are $70 off w/ free games

(Image credit: Amazon)Meta Quest 2 (256GB) – was $499.99, now $429.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)Meta Quest 2  (128GB) – was $399.99, now $349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)A good VR headset can transform a space experience on your computer into an immersive trip across the final frontier and this Meta Quest 2 deal from Amazon has the right stuff. 

You can save up to $70 off a Meta Quest 2 VR headset with a 259 GB capacity (opens in new tab), the highest storage capacity available now, and get two free games at the same time. This Black Friday Bundle comes with Resident Evil 4 VR and Beat Saber for free, and we’ve got a list of the best free space VR games to choose from once you’re set up. 

If 259 GB is a bit much, you can still save $50 on the Meta Quest 2 VR headset with 128 GB (opens in new tab), which also comes with the two free games. Both deals come with the Quest 2 headset (it was previously called the Oculus Quest 2, if it sounded familiar to you, and it’s a standalone device. You won’t need a game console or PC to pair it with, but it does link to PC if you’d like to try a PC VR title or two. 

The Meta Quest 2 includes features to keep you from bumping into obstacles, two Touch controllers and cameras to help orient yourself in a room. Its reviews on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive, and we were also impressed when we tried it, too. Check out our Meta Quest 2 review for an in-depth look at the VR gear.

If the Meta Quest 2 isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, check out our other VR headset deals and our guide to the best VR headsets around.

2022-11-23T15:55:14.183Z

Save 21% on the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ telescope

(Image credit: Jamie Carter)Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope: was $189.95, now $149.97 on Amazon (opens in new tab)The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ refractor telescope is currently at a discount of over 20% (opens in new tab) which makes a perfect gift for beginner astronomers this Black Friday. It features a 70mm aperture and a powerful 900mm focal length that takes you in for detailed lunar views. Not only that but thanks to the fully coated objective lens it’s ideal for land-based viewing as well: wildlife, landscapes and more are adequate subjects during the day.

At night though, the AstroMaster 70AZ benefits from fully coated optics to reduce optical aberrations associated with astronomy. The telescope also ships with everything you need to get started stargazing: a full-height tripod, two eyepieces, and a red dot finderscope to find your celestial objects before refining positioning through the eyepiece. During our Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ review we noted that the achromatic refractor avoids distracting ‘false color’ and is already good value, which is even more evident now given the discount. 

Suitable for adults but also easy enough to set up for younger astronomers and kids, the refractor weighs just 11 lbs (5 kg) so taking it out to dark sky locations, or just to get away from the city lights, is simple. The tripod also comes with a simple Alt-Az controlled tripod with a smooth panning handle to locate night sky objects quickly.

It requires no tools to set up and is one of the simplest telescopes in Celestron’s refractor range. Read our guide to the best telescopes if you want to shop around. Alternatively, check out our round-ups of the best telescopes for beginners, best telescopes for kids and snap up quick deals with budget telescopes under $500

2022-11-23T13:49:17.576Z

Lego’s UCS Millennium Falcon is $100 off

(Image credit: Future)Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon UCS set : was $849.00, now $749.99 at Zavvi The Millennium Falcon is an icon for science fiction fans around the world and when it comes to models, there is no higher crown jewel than the Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set, which is on sale for $749.99 (opens in new tab), a full $100 off, at Zavvi this week. You’ll have to use the code SWFALCON at checkout to get the deal.

Released in 2017, the massive UCS Millennium Falcon set is part of Lego’s Ultimate Collectors Series. It is a massive building set with 7,541 pieces and measures 22 inches wide, 33 inches long and 8 inches tall (about 56 centimeters wide, 84 cm long and 20 cm tall). It also weighs a whopping 37 pounds (17 kilograms) but in our review of the UCS Millennium Falcon, my colleague Jordan Miller found it to be sturdy enough to move around once built with out fear of it crumbling apart.

This set does not go on sale often, and while last year Amazon did host a special lightning sale during Black Friday, the set sold out quickly and it is not currently expected to be back on sale at Amazon in 2022. We’re not sure how many sets Zavvi has available, so if this set has been on your Padawan’s gift list, you may want to act fast.

You can also see all of our best Lego Star Wars sets and our best Lego Star Wars deals to prepare for Black Friday. Our best Lego space deals has more familiar rocket  and other set deals from a galaxy closer to home.

2022-11-23T13:45:14.047Z

Save $70 on the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

(Image credit: Amazon)Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope: was $319.95, now $249.95 on Amazon (opens in new tab)We first saw the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope at $70 off on Amazon (opens in new tab) back in October during Amazon Prime Day but the deal is now back for Black Friday.

There’s already a $30 discount on the AstroMaster 114 EQ but save a further $40 off with the coupon (tick the box) and you’ll see this $70 saving at checkout. We’ve rated it as one of our best telescope deals currently available. However, if you want to see what else is available take a look at our guide to the best telescopes in 2022. 

This is a good telescope for beginners and those who don’t have much experience with skywatching. It’s easy to use and comes packed with accessories including two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a full-height tripod and a StarPointer red dot finderscope. It also ships with software to support your stargazing experience. If you want to discover other skywatching gear and have a keen eye for deals, be sure to check out our guides to the best Celestron telescope and binocular deals,  best telescopes for beginners and budget telescopes under $500.

2022-11-23T13:43:54.393Z

Nikon D850 camera now almost $900 off

(Image credit: Nikon)Nikon D850 camera: was $2,996.95, now $2,104.95 at Walmart (opens in new tab)This huge $900 discount on the Nikon D850 (opens in new tab) is the biggest saving we’ve seen on what we’ve rated as one of the best cameras for photos and videos and the best camera for astrophotography. Dropping it from $2,996.95 down to just $2,104.95, Walmart are currently offering the best deal on this DSLR camera.

Although a few years old now, it still competes with modern mirrorless cameras. We gave it 4.5/5 stars in our Nikon D850 review. It shoots stills photos at a whopping 45.4MP resolution and can capture 4KUHD 30p video which lends itself well to any photographer and videographer except those that require the latest 8K video res.

A superb generalist camera the Nikon D850 is amazingly good at everything. Astrophotography, sports, wildlife, portraiture, landscapes — you name it, the D850 can handle it.

Built like a tank and designed for professionals to throw around all day, it’s fully weather sealed so taking it out in the rain or snow won’t make it bat an eye.

B&H is also offering a $500 discount on the Nikon D850 (opens in new tab) and Amazon is currently matching that with their $500 Nikon D850 deal (opens in new tab) but we recommend you grab it from Walmart while stocks last to almost double your savings.

2022-11-23T13:41:54.222Z

Hexeum night vision binoculars 53% off

(Image credit: Hexeum)Hexeum Night Vision Binoculars: was $298.00, now $139.98 at AmazonHexeum may not be a household name when it comes to high-quality optics, but this deal caught the eye of our optics team because it’s simply too good to resist for people in love with the outdoors.

These Hexeum night vision binoculars are on sale for $139.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab), down from $298, and come with a 3x magnification and 4x digital zoom. While we haven’t been able to test them hands-on, their specifications are impressive enough to make them worth the risk when they’re at this price. 

Amazon does seem to like these night vision binoculars as we saw a similar deal during Amazon Prime Day this year. Check out our full analysis of this Hexeum night vision binoculars deal here for more.

If you’d rather shop around for other options, check out our guide to the best night vision binoculars. We also have a best binoculars guide for more traditional optics and you can save more with our best binocular deals. We’ve also rounded up some of the best compact binoculars and for children, we have the best binoculars for kids.

2022-11-21T23:14:44.141Z

Save over £250 on the Celestron NexStar 4SE

(Image credit: Celestron)Celestron NexStar 4SE: was $749.99, now $499 on Amazon (opens in new tab)With its iconic orange tube, the Celestron NexStar 4SE is a steal this Black Friday, with a whopping 33% off – that’s a discount of over £250 (opens in new tab) on the retail price!

The Celestron NexStar line of telescopes offer an exquisite GoTo capability, which ensures easy, seamless navigation of the night sky. At the touch of a button, beginners have the universe at their fingertips, while seasoned observers looking for a fuss free tour of a selection of targets can enjoy crystal clear views of the planets, rugged surface of the moon and bright deep-sky gems such as the Orion Nebula (Messier 42).

While the smallest in aperture of the NexStar suite, this computerized instrument offers excellent sights of a good proportion of the 40,000+ celestial objects stowed away in its database. It also comes fully equipped too, complete with a sturdy steel tripod, Star Pointer Red Dot Finderscope, The Sky Level 1 Astronomy Software, NexRemote Telescope Control software, a 25mm eyepiece, among other additional features that make this Maksutov-Cassegrain ideal for all ages and observing level.

If you’re looking for a larger aperture, then great news — the Celestron NexStar 5SE and Celestron NexStar 8SE have also been reduced this Black Friday, saving you $150 (opens in new tab)  or a little over $200 (opens in new tab). 

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