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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Choice For Beginner And Experienced Skywatcher, June 27, 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I have a lifelong interest and love of astronomy but I am still a novice when it comes to using binoculars and telescopes. After reading several reviews and product comparisons on Amazon I selected the Celestron SkyMaster 25 x 70 Binocular as my first binocular specifically designed for night time skywatching. I am very pleased with this binocular and I recommend it to other beginners. Based on the reviews I have read I think it would also be a good binocular for more advanced users. I recommend purchasing a sturdy tripod designed to hold this type of binocular because it can feel a bit heavy after holding it with your hands for several minutes. Celestron makes one and it is the one that I purchased. I am also pleased with the tripod. It is sturdier than the one I use for a camera and the mount seems sufficient for the size and weight of this particular binocular. The Celestron tripod also has features that allows the user to track the movement of the moon by manually repositioning the binoculars without having to remove the binoculars from the tripod. Both the binocular and tripod are easy to setup and use. During my first and second use, I focused on the moon and I was able to see it clearly and with detail (visible craters, etc.). The light coming into the binocular is sufficient for my "over the age of 50" eyes and eye-sight. The images appear bright and clear. Even as a novice I was able to setup quickly, start viewing night time objects right away, and I even able to take pictures through the lens (which I will try to post on this ad).
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Initial post: Jul 4, 2010 10:26:23 AM PDT
J. Pawlowski says:
According to the specs, this model does not include a tripod, only the tripod adapter. You got a tripod with yours, or was it purchased separately?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2011 10:38:00 PM PST
James Lummel says:
He mentioned in his review that he purchased a Celestron tripod as a separate item. These binoculars come with the adapter to allow mounting to a tripod, but not the tripod itself.

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 7:00:48 PM PDT
Just Me says:
Just curious, but would the Celestron SkyMaster 25 x 70 Binocular be a good choice for an avid amateur airplane enthusiast who enjoys watching high flying aircraft overhead leaving contrails or departing/arriving aircraft at my local airport? I'm always curious to see what airline it is and what type of aircraft it is!
I currently own a Tasco 10x50 binocular and it just doesn't really allow me to see the detail on high flying aircraft overhead.
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