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

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These binoculars are capable of unveiling a handful of galaxies, including M31 and M33, though the presence of urban light pollution will obstruct finer details or entirely obscure these objects. Celestron’s FREE planetarium app is an astronomy suite that redefines how you experience the night sky. Are the SkyMaster 25x70 binoculars good for imaging and observing, or would you recommend another pair? The best binoculars are "Fully Multi-Coated", which means every single surface has multiple anti-reflection coatings.

The fairly small exit pupil on the Celestron also makes it just a little more difficult to line up your eyes exactly with the shaft of light exiting the eyepiece, failing to do so results in dark rings forming around the edges of the view. Gathered a lot of information from PicStop's site about all sorts of things like angular and linear field of view as well as optic lenses.The higher magnifications also generally extends the near focus distance, but at 75ft, the minimum focus distance of these is better than many others in this class (see table above). So whilst this is very narrow when compared to your average 8x42 binocular with a FOV of around 350 - 430ft at 1,000 yards, it is still a lot wider than what you get with most telescopes. To attach the binoculars to a tripod with a metal adapter, simply screw in your tripod head’s ¼ 20 screw to the adapter, remove the small Celestron-logo cover on the binoculars’ front end, screw the knob on the adapter into the binoculars, and you’re ready to attach the adapter to any tripod, monopod, or other mount with a ¼ 20 screw head.

If you don't wear glasses, you will most likely just keep these cups in the "rolled-up" position, whereas if you wear glasses, you need to allow for the distance that your glasses will add to the total distance between the ocular lens and your eyes and so you will roll the rubber eyecup down. This adapter can then be attached to directly to your tripod or tripod head depending on your setup. After a few minutes I got them both sweetly in view and showing pretty easily, M81 been the easier to see out of the two, but both nicely there none the less. London Camera Exchange Limited, London Camera Exchange Solent Limited and London Camera Exchange Portsmouth Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, register numbers 742719, 761264, 789602 and act as a credit broker and not a lender. All in all I am very chuffed with these binos, which will get much more use looking for fuzzies later on in the year when darker skies arrive back.

While the high magnification and large objective lenses open up new worlds, users should consider the challenges of a narrower field of view and the weight of the binoculars during handheld use.

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