Shipping Policy

We are proud to provide some of the fastest turnaround times in the telescope industry.

Nearly every order received by 1:00pm PST ships the same day*

Free ground shipping to the lower 48 states on SELECT PRODUCTS

Depending on your location relative to OPT (Carlsbad, CA), ground shipping is a 1-5 day service

Expedited shipping methods are available worldwide

Warehouse accuracy is 99.95%

We use UPS for most items, and USPS for smaller items. The carrier used is at OPT’s discretion. Some items are too large to use either companies, in these cases we will have to use a freight company in which you will be contacted from us for the shipping charges if applicable. Orders shipping to California will be charged the legally required sales tax.

* If all products on your order are IN STOCK by 1:00pm PST and ship with USPS, your order will most likely go out that same day. Used products may take an additional day to ship. If you order by 2:00pm PST and ship with UPS, your order may go out that same day. If you choose next day air after 2pm PST, your order will most likely be processed that next day unless it is after 2PM PST on Friday or the weekend, in which your order will ship on Monday.

Additional Shipping Information

If for some reason we are out of stock on an item and that fact was not displayed on our website, we will be in contact with you via phone or e-mail as quickly as possible. The vast majority of items on this website will ship from OPT, yet there are a few items that will drop-ship directly from the manufacturer.


When an item is displaying the Pre-Order button, this means that there is an extended back order.  Pre-ordering this item will reserve your space in line to receive this product when it becomes available from the manufacturer.  OPT makes every effort to maintain accurate back order dates on these items.  You will be charged at the time of purchase for these orders.