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Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular

B&H # CE8X56UDX MFR # 72022
Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • AAoV 46.4°
  • Nitrogen-Purged Waterproof and Fogproof

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The Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular from Celestron is a sleek, superb quality binocular that rivals the very best models. They're typically judged as having exceptional performance for the price. The 8x56 model is great for big game or long distance birding in any light, and is also appropriate for astronomy use. They are nitrogen-purged waterproof and fogproof. Full size porro prism units will always have a place thanks to their great depth of field and three-dimensional views, and now you won't have to choose them with trepidation thanks to their waterproofing.

These Sky-Watchers have BAK4 prisms and are fully multicoated with twist-up eyecups for quick adjustment and optimum eye relief. They come with a protective rubber covering that offers a firm, slip less grip. The large center focus knob is a great convenience. A carrying case is included.

BAK4 Porro prisms
Fully multicoated lenses
Waterproofed and nitrogen purged housing
A large center focus knob for easier focusing
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Angle of View 5.8°
Field-of-View 304' @ 1000 yd / 100.93 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 25' / 7.62 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 7  mm
Eye Relief 18  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 58 - 72 mm / 2.28 - 2.83"
Dioptric Correction None
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 7.9 x 7.2 x 2.9" / 20.07 x 18.29 x 7.37  cm
Weight 2.27 lb / 1030 g
Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular
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    CelestronSky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (3)
      • Bird watching (3)
      • Wildlife viewing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SkyMaster DX 8x56: Excellent Binocular

      By Vincent

      from PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Optical Quality
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

      • Fov A Bit Narrow

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular:

      The SkyMaster DX 8x56 is outstanding for handheld astronomical viewing. The large objectives bring in a lot of light, and the low magnification keeps shakiness to a minimum (of course, bracing the binocular or viewing from a reclined position is best). The optics are clear and sharp, and the binocular feels solid and well constructed. My local astronomy shop scored huge points with me by recommending this binocular.

      7x50 is the classic astronomy binocular, and this 8x56 is like a turbocharged 7x50. The only potential drawback, however, is that the 8x56's 5.8° field of view (FOV) might be a little narrow for new observers who are still learning the sky and how to starhop. For these observers, a 7x50 with a wider field of view (~7.5°) might be easier to use. For those upgrading from something like 7x35 and have experience finding stellar objects, this 8x56 is an excellent choice and could easily be the last handheld astro binocular you'll ever need.

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      5.0

      Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 - Great Value

      By Jules

      from North Bergen, NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular:

      Purchased these binoculars for a camping and trip and was not disappointed in any way. Daytime views were sharp with excellent contrast even on gray cloudy days. Night view of the stars were breathtaking as well. They are a bit heavy for long term use and will tire your arms a bit but then again I like a little heft in my optics - reminds me there's real glass there. [...] I would recommend these binoculars and will return for future purchases.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Husband loves them!

      By V

      from Maryland

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular:

        These binoculars are fantastic! We enjoy being outside often so we've used them for wildlife viewing. Have tried using them for stargazing and although they are good for that, disappointed that they did not come with the tripod mount as advertised, hence the 3 stars.

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        5.0

        Awesome binocular

        By photobug

        from ks

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular:

        Great for bird watching and hiking. A little heavy but worth the weight

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Ultima Astronomers Binos

        By Jensenator

        from Saint John, NB, Canada

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • High contrast
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Very Sharp
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 Binocular:

          Best Value! The Celestron 8X56 Ultima DX Binoculars are the best piece of equipment an amateur astronomer can own. I've owned a few binos and must say these are my favorites. Light, sharp and bright. Daytime or nighttime, Take them everywhere, just the right size for observing and great for every day use too. Being waterproof and fog proof just adds more value!

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