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David Hinds Ltd has evolved over the years. Originally started in 1965 at the peak of the Space Race to supply only the highest quality hand crafted optics to UK Amateur Telescope Makers (ATM’s), selected UK and European telescope manufacturers; and educational, research and government establishments. These included Baader Planetarium, Fullerscopes, Dark Star, Beacon Hill Telescopes, Astro Systems, Astro Mekanik, BAE, DERA (now QinetiQ), Hadland and many others. Best known for making Newtonian mirror sets from 6” – 14” up to 1/10th wave accuracy; we also manufactured Cassegrain, Maksutov Cassegrain and refractor optical systems. Superior to any of today’s mass produced UK manufactured optics, David Hinds optics sets are still very highly sought after by today’s ATM’s and fetch premium prices whenever they come up for sale.
Amateur telescope making steadily declined in the 1970’s and into the 1980’s, and Celestron’s range of telescopes and amateur astronomy products complemented our range of manufactured optics. Celestron’s ground breaking SCT’s led by the C8 were fast becoming hugely popular and more affordable and within the reach of the average amateur astronomer and we became a Celestron importer and dealer.
Celestron is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. 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.
Today, David Hinds Ltd is an authorised importer and distributor for Celestron in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. We supply an ever growing number of specialist astronomy retailers the complete range of Celestron telescopes, accessories, SkyScout, binoculars and spotting scopes. We also supply Celestron advanced telescopes, accessories and the SkyScout throughout the UK through a variety of retail outlets, catalogues and internet shops. Overseas, we supply the Irish Specialist Astronomy sector, and throughout Scandinavia through arrangements with Sub-distributors and dealers. In addition we supply a large number of educational, research and governemnt establishments and organisations as well as Astronomical Socities throughout the UK.
David Hinds ltd is still a family owned and run business of which we are very proud, large enough to inspire confidence but small enough to offer a personal service. We believe customer service is key to our success and will do our utmost to give you an enjoyable experience in your dealings with us in the belief that a satisfied customer will return and hopefully tell their friends and collegues about us!
We look forward to speaking to you or seeing you in our showroom soon.
David Hinds Ltd awarded The Cosmos Award by Celestron
David Hinds Ltd was presented with The Cosmos Award by Jim Edmiston of Celestron. The Cosmos Award is the highest International Distributor Award that is presented by Celestron. It is awarded to the International Distributor that has the best overall performance in a large market for that specific year. David Hinds Ltd doubled their business with Celestron during their fiscal year 2006/07and took advantage of all the opportunities presented.
David Hinds Ltd
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