Sky-Watcher was launched in 1999 featuring a modest line of Newtonian and refractor style of optical tubes with limited distribution in Europe and Asia. Founder David Shen got his start in the telescope industry as a polishing technician and observed that the industry had a demand for more intuitive, user-friendly products. In 2000, Sky-Watcher released their first series of Dobsonian telescopes, and two years later answered the rising popularity of digital SLRs with their first version of the famed German Equatorial Mount, the EQ6. Today, with a full product line that includes Dobsonians, APO refractors, EQ mounts, and photography products, Sky-Watcher has grown into the most popular telescope brand worldwide.
In the late 2000s, Sky-Watcher USA was launched in the United States to compete with two of the industry’s biggest brands: Meade and Celestron. Although small, the Sky-Watcher USA team of Jeff, Kevin and Alex form a motley crew dedicated to providing you with the best quality astronomical & photography gear at the best possible price.