Increase your observing capabilities with astronomical binoculars at Skies Unlimited. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced astronomer, we have the right astronomical binoculars for you.
Binoculars offer several advantages for both stargazing and terrestrial observation, making them the ideal choice for beginners in amateur astronomy:
- User-Friendliness: Binoculars are some of the simplest stargazing tools, as they’re intuitive to use and highly portable. All the viewer needs to do is carry them around, pick them up and look through them to get a good view of the stars. They’re easy to carry around for long periods and require little to no setup time.
- Wide Viewing Field: By their nature, binoculars offer a wide field of view, allowing the user to use both eyes instead of one. Unlike typical telescopes with a field of view around 1 degree, binoculars offer a field of view between 5 and 7 degrees, allowing the user to take in large sights, like the Andromeda galaxy in its entirety. Since binoculars are easy to move around, you can follow deep space objects as they slowly trek through the night sky.
- Versatile: As most know, binoculars are also useful for many tasks besides stargazing. A good pair of binoculars, even those made for stargazing, can also be excellent tools for bird watching, hunting and hiking. This makes them a great choice for people who are interested in astronomy but aren’t sure if they want to invest in a full telescope.
- Comfort: Many people find two-eye viewing to be a more comfortable experience than single-eye viewing through a telescope, making binoculars a good choice for them. However, if this is a determining factor for a beginning astronomer, it’s worthwhile to note that there are modifications available for telescopes to allow for viewing with both eyes.
These advantages make binoculars an excellent choice for many beginning astronomers, though they may not be the best option for astronomers looking to get close details on planets and star clusters since their magnifications are much less than those of telescopes.
When shopping for binoculars, you’ll notice two numbers listed in the description. For example, the Celestron offers several astronomy binoculars, including 8x56 and 9x63 Skymaster binoculars for astronomy. The first number indicates the strength of magnification, and the second number indicates the diameter of the objective lens in millimeters. Most binoculars have magnifications between 7x and 10x, with the highest power binoculars coming with 25x magnification — however, most high-power binoculars with magnification in excess of 10x will require a tripod for effective use.
Binoculars from Skies Unlimited
At Skies Unlimited, we offer a wide variety of binoculars for astronomy, including Celestron astronomical binoculars. Just a few examples include the Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 binoculars or the more versatile the Celestron Skymaster 8x56 binoculars.
On top of our quality stock, we provide valuable advice and expertise for all our customers, as we have since our founding in 2004. Our goal is to make astronomy accessible for all through practical knowledge and quality products. Whether you’re interested in starting astronomy as a hobby or have years of experience in the field, you can count on us to provide valuable insights to improve your experience.
Call Skies Unlimited today or visit our Pottstown, Pa., location to see our collection of astronomical binoculars, including Celestron astronomy binoculars of all sizes. Shop Skies Unlimited today!