Celestron SkyMaster Large 15X70HD Binoculars BAK4 Optical Astronomy Low Night Vision Telescope For Stargazing Birds Hunting
$214.97 – $229.30
- Brand Name: celestron
- Objective Lens Diameter: 70MM
- Eyepiece diameter: 25Mm
- Magnification: 15X
- Field of View: 87@1000
- Origin: CN(Origin)
- Type: Binoculars
- Water Resistance Level: IPX7
- Prism Description: BAK4
- Model Number: SkyMaster Giant 15×70
- Material: Metal
- Lens Coating Description: FMC
- Focus Type: Central
Celestron’s SkyMaster series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use – especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.
Multi coated optics
Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing
Tripod adapter 13 millimeter (0.51 inch) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers; Linear Field of View (@1000 yards) / @1000 meter) 231 feet (77 meter)
Diopter adjustment for fine focusing; Angular field of view 4.4 degrees
Large 70 millimeter objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low light and long range conditions
Binoculars come in a wide range of shapes and sizes these days, and an even wider range of prices. It’s easy to spend less than $100 or more than $500 for what may appear to be, at least outwardly, comparable models. While they may look the same, they are probably quite different on the inside.
Recently, the binocular market has seen a flood of giant binoculars at prices that were unheard of just a few years ago. In general, giant binoculars are defined as those that magnify the view 10 times or more and have 70-mm or larger front (objective) lenses. It used to be that the least expensive giant binoculars cost in excess of $150, even $200. All that changed not long ago, when the bottom fell out of the price cellar. Now, several companies import giant binoculars that sell for half that, or less.
Celestron’s 15×70 SkyMaster binoculars are one of the leaders in the low-price giant binocular arena. They certainly sound good on paper. The SkyMasters include multicoated optics and BaK-4 internal prisms, two features that promise brighter, better images, and key points to look for when judging a pair of binoculars. They also come with an adapter for attaching them to a photo tripod, which is a must to use them to their fullest, and a soft carrying case. But just because they are cheap doesn’t always mean they are worth the price. Would it be better to save up for a more expensive pair?
15X70 Binoculars, with Tripod adapter