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As with any on line shopping you rely on positive reviews before making any such purchase decisions. I wanted the best visual power binoculars that could give me clear crisp views of the night sky and terrestrial objects. I thought that such binoculars would be way more expensive than what my budget would allow but found the Celestron Sky Master 15x70's on ebay for way less than even lower spec expensive branded units in my local camera shops here in Australia. From reviews this brand ticked all the boxes and has a good name in optics with their telescopes. I ordered and while waiting kept reading about how good other people found them and decided to order another set for my son in New Zealand as a gift. Mine arrived from Kentucky within 10 days in good order and condition thanks to adequate layers of protective packaging. Upon opening they did not disappoint. 70mm lenses (coated to attract light) and best rated BaK-4 Porro prisms. These are bigger and heavier (just under 1.5kg) than your standard binocular sizes but you can still use them hand held for short periods. For celestial and prolonged use would strongly recommend a sturdy tripod that would cope with up to 3kg of weight. These can be purchased for not a huge outlay and will be well worth the money spent for the viewing quality. The only negative is the thin neck strap but this can be replaced by buying a comfy wide padded strap type at little cost. These Celestron 15x70's are outstanding value and give great image quality. Friends and family cannot believe that I got so much binocular power & clarity for the price. I am extremely happy with my purchaseS and have no problem in recommending these 15x70's, Fantastic!!!
I'm new to star glazing and I always thought that I should get a telescope in order to see anything up there. But I was wrong. BTW, I also wanted to introduce my 3 yr old kid to this hobby... After doing some research, I decided to buy Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 instead. I was amazed by so many stars I could see through this binocular. The place I live has lots of light pollution, but I can see hundreds more already. I also like the tripod mount a lot. I was able to set up a simple station in my room, point to some interesting places and let my 3 yr old daughter see something. It only took me 10 minutes to setup, with lots of "help" from my daughter. I'm glad that both she and I could use this binocular and explore the great sky.
very nice for a low price. using a tripod and a chair allows very comfortable summer night viewing for extended periods. hand holding for me a few moments without support is ok. after that, I start to shake too much. Watch out for wrenching your neck when viewing stars, use the tripod and get ergonomic in your approach or you will not use them long for night viewing of stars. Moon is very nice, get a telescope if you realy need to see the moon.
Daytime use is also satisfying. eye relief is good and eyeshields prevent most glare, I use my hands and hold around the eyepieces to prevent light seepage which helps a bunch, but they are not easy to hold this way.
Great for the price. Can hold them for so long, but works better with a tripod. They are not the best to stargaze but are nice for the beaches or other scenery areas.
I love the fact that I'm able to view both terrestrial and celestial things. I've placed the binoculars on a tripod which is definitely a must given the heavy weight of this item. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase!
This binocular is fantastic . For a great price you can enjoy the nature or whatever you want to see. Its lens are good and the built is good. It is heavy but for a good reason
Best i've seen yet. These are the real deal. The price was right too. They're not as heavy as I thought they would be either, and they come with a tripod adapter, neck strap and cleaning cloth