Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70mm Porro Prism Binoculars with Multi-Coated Lens, BaK-4 Prism Glass and Carry Case, Black

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Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70mm Porro Prism Binoculars with Multi-Coated Lens, BaK-4 Prism Glass and Carry Case, Black

Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25x70mm Porro Prism Binoculars with Multi-Coated Lens, BaK-4 Prism Glass and Carry Case, Black

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Celestron are probably best known in astronomy circles and in particular for their telescopes, which they fist began producing in 1960. Since then they grown to become one of the world's leading makers of telescopes and giant binoculars used mostly for activities like stargazing, viewing planets and the moon etc. and now enjoy a dominant brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, innovative technology at a very competitive price. My control 8x42's have an exit pupil of 5.25mm (42 ÷ 8 = 5.25), which is plenty bigger than the 2.8mm (70 ÷ 25 = 2.8) ones on these. So it was no surprise that the image I could see through my top end and my mid level 8x42mm controls was brighter than that through these. When purchasing a tripod or other support for the Celestron SkyMaster 25x70s, you should ensure that it can support the binoculars’ weight by a comfortable margin. Many affordable options might not provide sufficient stability or enough maximum height for viewing high in the sky. A beefy tripod that extends to six feet or more in height, such as the Celestron Ultima Pan Tilt Head Tripod, is recommended to facilitate observing objects higher in the sky. Alternatively, a reliable parallelogram mount is ideal for any astronomy binoculars.

The Zhumell 12×70 Astronomy Binoculars present a wider field of view and marginally lower magnification than the SkyMaster 15x70s while maintaining a similar construction to the SkyMaster 15×70 or 25×70 binoculars. The Zhumell 12x70s are more forgiving of collimation issues and require a less stable mount compared to higher-power binoculars of this aperture, with handheld use being at least in the realm of possibility. As with the non-ED version, one of the real stars in this series is the Celestron 8x42 Trailseeker ED that has managed to maintain the incredibly wide field of view (426ft @ 1000 yds) to match that of the 8x42 Granite.The 25x70 version is one of the most popular models in the series. It offers serious large aperture light gathering in an affordable and reasonably lightweight configuration. The Echelon series is similar to that of the SkyMaster's above in that they are larger (giant binoculars) designed for long range glassing as well as for astronomy or for use in poorer light conditions. Where they differ however is in their quality: whilst the SkyMaster focuses on value for money, the Echelon aims to be the very best: To find out if they achieved this and all my other thought on them you can read my full and in-depth Celestron SkyMaster 25x70 binocular review below: With a sleek finish and sturdy design, these binoculars are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

While the Celestron SkyMaster 25x70s are at least passable, their quality issues and cumbersome nature in both transport and use mean you really should consider alternative options with different aperture and magnification specifications, such as 15x70s, 12x70s, or smaller 50-60mm binoculars instead. This mid-priced series shares most of the top end components and optical coatings as that of Celestron's flagship Granite series, but come with a much lower price tag and is thus aimed at the more price conscious, yet still discerning user.This is always the problem when you increase the magnification on a binocular as even with very large 70mm objectives, the exit pupil is pretty small. The highlight of this series is the large aperture, which allows a correspondingly large amount of light to enter the optic and, in dark-sky environments, even celestial objects like galaxies and nebulae are within viewing range. The binoculars also feature long eye relief, making them ideal for those who wear eyeglasses. Equally, the body has a rubber armor coating that makes them comfortable to grip and also absorb impacts if dropped.

The Exit Pupil is calculated against the dilation of an eye’s pupil once it has become dark-adapte Most models have a wide field of view in relation to their power and the 8x42 Granite boasts one that is 426ft wide at 1,000 yards which combined with a stunning view and all the other quality features and components helped them scoop the Best Birding Binocular for 2012 award.

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It also is a single piece, without the flexible bridge found on many others, so other than the eyecups moving inside of it, it does not really accommodate the different Inter-Pupillary Distances that you may have the bin set at. Celestron Trailseeker binoculars come in four configurations, covering both the popular mid and full size markets: Celestron SkyMaster Pro Binoculars have a fully multi-coated optical pathway and use Porro prisms made from BaK-4 glass Depending on the product, Celestron offer either a 2 year or a very comprehensive No fault Lifetime Warranty on their entire range of binoculars.

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