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Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular

B&H # CE15X70SM Mfr # 71009
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You Pay: $74.95
Product Highlights
  • Wide Angle
  • Porro Prism
  • 4.4° Angle of View

SkyMasters are economically-priced large aperture offerings from Celestron. They're great for both astronomy or long-range terrestrial observing.

High-powered binoculars are difficult to hold steady by hand; a monopod(and a tripod adapter if not included with the binocular) with an incorporated fluid pan/tilt head or with such a head attached between the monopod and the binocular is highly recommended.

Center focus dial
Multicoated lenses
BaK-4 Porro prisms
Rubber armoring with pebbled prism coverings
Long eye relief combined with large apparent angular field of view
Lifetime "No Fault" Warranty Coverage
Celestron binoculars, excluding the digital VistaPix series, include their wonderful "No Fault" warranty coverage, which assures that your binoculars will be repaired or replaced at Celestron's option for as long as you own them-no questions asked!  The only requirements on the user's end are to ship the binoculars(at the user's cost) to Celestron with a proof of purchase and a check or money order for $25 to cover the costs of inspection, shipping and handling.  This warranty service is valid only for USA and Canadian citizens purchasing from an authorized Celestron dealer.
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 15x
Objective Lens Diameter 70 mm
Angle of View 4.4° (actual)
Field-of-View 231' @ 1000 yd / 76.69 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 43.0' / 13.11 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.7  mm
Eye Relief 18  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Included)
Dimensions 8.7 x 3.5 x 11.0" / 22.10 x 8.89 x 27.94  cm
Weight 2.99 lb / 1361 g
Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular
  • Caps
  • Case
  • Tripod Adapter
  • Strap
  • Lifetime "No Fault" Warranty
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    Celestron15x70 SkyMaster Binocular
     
    4.6

    (based on 58 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (40)
    • Strong construction (35)
    • Works well with glasses (23)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Close focus (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (17)
    • Heavy / bulky (8)
    • Unstable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (29)
    • Bird watching (27)
    • Astronomy (21)
    • Sporting events/concerts (10)
    • Hunting (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (43), Avid adventurer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Super Eyes at a value price

    I've owned 10x50 binoculars since 1976 at the age of 14, and now I've upgraded to high power binoculars to use for astronomy. The Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binocular is a quality made instrument that...Read complete review

    I've owned 10x50 binoculars since 1976 at the age of 14, and now I've upgraded to high power binoculars to use for astronomy. The Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binocular is a quality made instrument that handles well; and it's 15x magnification really brings the image up close. The 70mm diameter objectives with their multi-coated surfaces draw in plenty of light when viewing at twilight and at dawn. This is a Man's binocular in that it is beefy in appearance and it's weight. I've had this piece of glass for over a week, and I've used them every night to star gaze. I'm please with their performance in resolving distant objects in the heavens; whether planes or faint star clusters. The case is lightweight fabric and the neck strap is a joke; utterly useless in my estimation. The case is fair but should be hardshell to protect the binocular from collimation issues. My binocular shipped fine. Kudos to B&H Photo for their fine customer service and fast shipping of my item. Celestron provides a tripod adapter at no charge with this binocular; and it's okay. You'll need to invest in a heavy duty tripod and more robust tripod adapter if you plan to do heavy duty star gazing and moon observations. Because of the binoculars size and magnification you'll need steady hands to get truly viewable images. I've used binoculars since a teen; and I know something about quality when I see it. You can't beat this for under $100.00. I've owned expensive video cameras; and their optics didn't perform as well as these binocular optics in terms of image resolution and definition due to their greenish multi coatings on the lens. I do wish that Celestron had fully multi coated all lens and prism surfaces. as well as adding fog proofing to this fine line of binoculars. In closing you'll be able to discern thousands of stars in the deep dark skies. You can't go wrong with the Skymasters.

    Expertise: Binoculars, microscopes and high end video cameras

    Problems Encountered: None, but do protect your lens from smudges.

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Minolta Standard XL Wide Angle 10x50 Binocular

    Items I Recommend: Heavy duty tripod and adapter, robust neck strap

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You get what you pay for.

    These are light weight and make a nice 'grab and go' pair of binocs for tracking aircraft as well as locating astronomical objects.
    I bought these to replace my Nikon 10x50 so the...Read complete review

    These are light weight and make a nice 'grab and go' pair of binocs for tracking aircraft as well as locating astronomical objects.
    I bought these to replace my Nikon 10x50 so the magnification is good. However, the focus knob doesn't 'feel' so secure and the binocs arrived out of collimation from the factory.
    I like the fact that it came with a tripod adaptor. If one can get a pair in collimation and well constructed these can make a nice starter set of binoculars for the price.

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    4.0

    great reach

    By finisher

    from Courtenay BC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

    I bought these for birdwatching, especially waterfowl. I am quite with the magnification and resolution.

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    5.0

    Item received, thanks!!

    By Juanca

    from Lima, Peru

    About Me Professional Guide

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          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

          Just received my binoculars; it looks a great product, thanks!!

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          5.0

          Great Value for Money

          By Vas

          from SanFrancisci, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

          Nice Deal

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          5.0

          Best deal on binoculars at this price po

          By justsaytim

          from Arkansas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

          I use these to view the 2 mile view of the lake off my back deck, watching for breaking fish. They do the job nicely. For star viewing they are good but you'll need a very sturdy tripod. Highly recommend. I wear glasses and I have no problem viewing with them on.

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          4.0

          Stars, stars, stars!

          By Star Guy's Wife

          from Rocky Mountains

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                Lots of fun in an affordable package. We are having a grand time seeing even more stars than we usually can in our very starry skies. These are big heavy binocs, using a tripod helps for sure.

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                5.0

                Great for night sky

                By Joe

                from Cary, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                      Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                      Excellent light-gathering for star gazing, plus the right magnification to allow use without tripod when seated (not standing). It comes with a tripod mount if you chosoe to use one.

                      I can clearly see open clusters, asterisms, Jupiter's Galilean moons, and bright nebulae. I saw one of the brighter globular clusters as well.

                      This is, of course, not a telescope so the things I've listed appear small, but they are clear when you steady your hands (think a reclining beach chair). It's good for a nice quick look at the sky at night and brings out things you cannot see with the small amount of light allowed by your pupils alone. You don't always want to haul out a big telescope, and this is good for a casual observing experience.

                      I would definitely use this lower maginfication over higher ones due to: amount of light gathered, reasonable weight, and ability to stabilize when seated without a tripod.

                      I love these binoculars

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                      5.0

                      Great budget binoculars

                      By James

                      from Lexington, KY

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Economical
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                      These are great binoculars for bird walks. The focus control is very fine, and everything looks very 3 dimensional. Color and contrast is better than expected for such an inexpensive item. The view is very bright. The only downsides are objects have to be pretty far away to focus on them (but that's stated in the specs so I knew to expect it) and they are large compared to the 10x50s I have.

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                      4.0

                      fast and efficient shipping

                      By Miguel

                      from Miami

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sporting Events/Concerts

                        Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                        For astronomical use, tours, cruises, etc.. Very good quality lens and very good pictures, only the pupil diameter should be larger to make it more comfortable observation.

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                        4.0

                        Watch our Heaven, here I come

                        By Harvey

                        from New York City

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Works Well With Glasses

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Checking Your Property

                        Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                        I use my Celestron binocular to look at our property. I am in charge of our building on the co-op and people sometimes leave gates open which is an infraction. I do not have to go out now and check them manually and can just look from my window which saves a lot of in and out. I LOVE looking at the moon and keep my eyes open for any accidents here on our streets - especially with the snow and ice we had. You do need a tri-pod for steady viewing because the higher the magnification, the harder it is to hold them still no matter how steady you think you are. The tri-pod is the answer. They are very clear and easy to adjust and I wear glasses and no problem using them with or without glasses. They come with lens covers which is a plus so they do not get dirty and scratched. For them money, you get a lot of great viewing.

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                        5.0

                        Pleased with purchase

                        By Desert Skies

                        from Santa Fe, TX

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Cheezy Case

                        Best Uses

                        • Sky watching

                        Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                        Bought these for a sky watching trip to the desert. Pleased with the optic quality for the losw cost. The case left a little to be desired. Really don't quite fit and no pocket to put the tripod adapter so it is left to bounce around in the case.

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                        5.0

                        Le bon outil pour le bon travail

                        By Grandduc101

                        from Trois-Rivieres,Quebec,Canada

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                          J'ai fait l'achat de ses jumelle pour observé des oiseaux qui se situe loin dans les champs.Je voulais pas payé une fortune pour des jumelle qui me serve que quelques heures par ans.Je suis tout a fait satisfait des Célestron 15X70.Elle sont pas trop lourde et facile a ajusté rapidement le focus.Les objets observé sont net et clair même avec moins de luminosité.Je recommande ses jumelle pour sont coté Qualité/prix,sans hésitation.

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                          4.0

                          Sharp Definition

                          By liz

                          from Austin

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Sporting Events/Concerts
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                          These are the best binoculars I´ve ever had. Sharp definition! The only problem is that they´re a little bit heavy, but the quality is worth it.

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                          5.0

                          Good price

                          By N2nnt

                          from new york

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Heavy
                          • Poor Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                          Good for the price. Very clear. Easy to use. Would buy again when on sale. Use with or without tripod. Better with tripod. You can't get better at this price .

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                          5.0

                          Nice binos!

                          By Torb

                          from San Diego

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                          • Unstable

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Hunting
                          • Sporting Events/Concerts
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                          Great value for fine product

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                          5.0

                          nice binoculars

                          By PanamaZR1

                          from Panama, Rep of Panama

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Night Sky
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                          They arrived well packed, the quality looks good and feels good.
                          I can see very clearly distant objects. Maybe there might be higer quality sets, but for this price you can ask for more and they are acutly very good.

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                          5.0

                          A-1 Binoculars

                          By Tom

                          from NJ

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Close Focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                            Initial reaction to these: Outstanding. I'm by no means a professional and haven't handled a lot of these, but from my short time with these binocs, I have to say that I'm totally blown away by the quality and incredible magnification. Seeing the moon through these was almost surreal, you can literally see craters and all sorts of impressive details that is impossible with the naked eye. If you plan on using these to star gaze, I'd recommend getting a tripod, because there is just too much jitter (from your natural movement) and it becomes difficult to hold after a while. These are just cool to have and you're not breaking the bank here so I say go for it!

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                            5.0

                            Great Product /Exemplary Service by B&H

                            By StamYid770

                            from Toronto

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Close Focus
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                              The Celestron binoculars are a great product. Outstanding value.
                              I use these for skywatching and can't say enough praise about them - top notch.
                              Very well built; extremely easy to focus; surprisingly sharp image. Nice rubber grip. The included tripod adaptor I'm sure is useful but didn't yet need to use it. I am no athlete but I didn't find these binoculars to be heavy at all.

                              Was able to discern Saturn's ring quite clearly. Can see smaller craters / mountain ridges on the moon.

                              What's even more amazing is the outstanding service by B&H. The on-line shopping experience is simply the best.

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                              4.0

                              Nice one for beginners

                              By K a r t h i k

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Close Focus
                              • Quality Lenses

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                              This one is perfect for beginners. I enjoyed using it a lot.
                              The only thing is it is a little heavy.
                              It gets shaky and better used with a tripod.

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                              5.0

                              Happy is what I am with these binoculars

                              By Lizardman69

                              from Florence, CO

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Works Well With Glasses

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Clouds
                                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                • View Rock Formations
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                                I am shaky, but with a tripod I can enjoy these like none others! And the price is so very low. Resolving lunar craters to crisp, clear details is no challenge. Stars resolve to fine, clean points. And for terrestrial viewing...I haven't a single disappointment. I enjoys them much. They are tough, clear, easy to handle, lightweight for their size, and stable. I love them!

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                                5.0

                                Celestron SkymasterBinoculars: Fantastic

                                By always searching

                                from walden, new york

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Close Focus
                                • Compact
                                • Crystal Clear Images
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Waterproof
                                • Works Well With Glasses

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Scenic views
                                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                                The celestron skymaster is a wonderful product, that gives you great value for the money. I can look at different species of birds, that are far away and when I focus in, the details are right in front of my eyes. Beautiful magnified images of the moon, Venus and shooting stars.

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