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More than I hoped for,
This review is from: Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 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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Initial post: Nov 22, 2012 6:28:04 PM PST
Thank you! Your review pretty much answered all my questions. Sold!
Posted on Nov 24, 2012 2:21:26 AM PST
Fursuit Yiff says:
haha thanks, all my questions answered too. I'm sold now.
Good to know this is good for terrestrial as well, I was torn between whether to get optics for birding or astronomy, this should do well on both :)
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