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Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular

B&H # CE15X70SM Mfr # 71009
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You Pay: $59.95
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
     
    4.5

    (based on 53 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (39)
    • Strong construction (33)
    • Works well with glasses (22)
    • Close focus (15)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (16)
    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Unstable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (26)
    • Bird watching (24)
    • Astronomy (21)
    • Sporting events/concerts (10)
    • Hunting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (39), 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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    5.0

    Great for night sky

    By Joe

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          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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                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By Atman

                    from Melbourne Australia

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                        I could see the moons of Jupiter with these.They are easy on the eye (I wear glasses) when star gazing.They are everything I had hoped for.We got 3 pairs sent to Australia - all arrived in good order in less then a week. I got these because they are the most powerful you can use without a tripod.I got these to complement an 8" telescope, and I use them more often than the scope to look at the night sky.

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                        5.0

                        Great Buy !!!

                        By Steve

                        from Buffalo, NY

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                            I use these binoculars for star gazing and they are fantastic. They're light weight and portable. The view is amazing. For the price, it's a spectacular deal.

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                            5.0

                            A blast!

                            By Just Me

                            from Mexico City, Mx

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Beautiful Views
                            • Close Focus
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                            Extraordinary power, optics and price. And it comes with a tripod adaptor so that it can be set steady and precise for handling or parking. Best buy in my trip to NY.

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                            4.0

                            great budget binocular

                            By Yoon the Starwatcher

                            from Canada

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            Pros

                            • Quality Lenses

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy
                            • Fun
                            • Reconnaissance

                            Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                            I have no complaints. I heard SkyMaster binoculars sometimes come with misaligned lenses or poorly constructed bodies(quality control). I suppose I got lucky and received a good one. Only downside is that the caps for the front are easy to be misplaced since there is no string attached-

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                            4.0

                            Great purchase

                            By Scubadave

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            Pros

                            • Good in low light
                            • Good magnification

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular:

                                This is my first pair of binoculars, so I'm not expert. I had an old pair of 7x30 Leitz binoculars from my grandfather, and wanted something stronger for watching the boats on the ocean at our shore house.

                                The binoculars are a little heavy, and definitely easier to handle if I lean against the wall. Tried starwatching one night, but I'm really going to have to put it on a tripod because I can't hold it steady enough to focus on a star.

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