Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter Reviews

| January 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter

  • Multi-coated optics
  • Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing
  • Tripod adapter
  • 13 mm (0.51 in) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • Diopter adjustment for fine focusing

Celestron and ;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. The 15×70 version is one of the

List Price: $ 119.95

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  1. D. J. deJong "DJ" says:
    473 of 483 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Celestron 15X70 Skymasters ROCK!, January 11, 2006
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    D. J. deJong “DJ” (Pacific Northwest) –
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    = Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter (Electronics)

    I’ve been an amateur astronomer for about 23 years. I have a broad amount of experience with the kind of optics that are used for astronomy. I have used most every type of instrument and have visited some of the great professional telescopes. I have hand built my own newtonian telescope including machining the german equatorial mount. Soon after completing this instrument I took it to a star party and ended up on my back with a pair of Fujinon SX binoculars. To make a long story short, I preferred the binos to the view in my telescope. Telescopes are expensive, they are big, heavy, hard to move, hard to store, complicated to set up correctly, and the view through the eyepiece can be crowded and dissapointing. For the casual observer binoculars are the superior choice. They are everything that a telescope is not…relatively cheap, light, easy use. And because they are so easy to use, you will end up using them much more often than you would a cumbersome telescope. That aspect of binoculars alone will make them show you much more than a telescope ever would. The Celestron 15X70 Skymasters are by far and away the best amateur astronomy instrument for the money on the market right now. They are truly and incredible value. You could spend $600+ on Fujinon SX binoculars and have a very fine instrument, but after using these, that would be a hard argument to make. Most everyone’s eyes are not able to discern the fine differences between the two instuments. Mind you, I am not telling you that these are as good as the Fujinons, but at about a 10th of the price…well you get the idea. My experience with Celestron is that they are a first class operation. And now with their lifetime no-fault warranty, the best in the industry, you can purchase products from them knowing that if anything ever goes wrong for whatever reason, they will always stand behind their product. If you are looking to get started in astronomy or looking for an excuse to leave your telescope in the closet, these binoculars are a great value and with proper care will last a lifetime and show you more wonders than you will ever see frustrating yourself with a high magnification-small field telescope. Get them, take them outside at night with your kids and wonder why…….

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  2. Terry Durbin says:
    140 of 143 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    More than I hoped for, October 30, 2006
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    Terry Durbin (Wever, IA USA) –
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    This review is from: Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter (Electronics)

    My first night out under dark skies with these binoculars was a terrific experience. In ninety minutes of observing I had great views of M36, M37, M38, M44, M50, easily saw the Trapizium in Orion’s nebula, saw the Andromeda galaxy and it’s companions streaching across 75% of my FOV. It had taken me two observing sessions with my 5″ reflector to find M33, with the Binoculars I found it in two minutes, M81 and 82 were also easy.
    All this and I don’t even have a tripod yet. I may well spend more time with the 15 X 70’s than I do with my telescope.

    They are also great for terrestrial viewing. Contrast and definition are excellent. Best optical value I’ve ever seen.

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