Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular

Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular

Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular

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Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular

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  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • XLT Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide Angle Viewing: 66°
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Aluminum and Polycarbonate Chassis
  • Center Focusing with Diopter Adjustment
  • Built-In Standard 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount
  • Fold-Down and Winged Eyecups
  • Detachable Rail for Finderscope
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Celestron 72030 overview

  • 1Description

Designed as an ideal optic for wide-view astronomical or long-range terrestrial observation, the Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular features their proprietary XLT multi-coating system to reduce reflection and increase light transmission through the entire optical system. The porro prism configuration provides a rich depth of view and high-contrast to draw users into an immersive observational experience. The combination of optical coatings, prism, and over-sized 70mm objectives produce high-contrast views that are bright and crisp with accurate color fidelity.

To help reduce weight, the binocular housing is made from a combination of polycarbonate polymer and aluminum. The aluminum provides strength in key areas, while the polycarbonate is temperature-resistant to limit expansion and contraction in extreme temperatures, which can cause the optical components to move out collimation and preventing the ability to achieve sharp focus. Large objectives and long optical tubes make the SkyMaster Pro fairly heavy with a center of gravity biased forward, so hand-holding it may cause fatigue and noticeable hand-shake. A center stabilizer bar has a built-in 1/4"-20 tripod adapter to mount the instrument, with a detachable rail for a red-dot finderscope. To handle a wide range of environments, the optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof.

Optical Performance
  • 15x magnification
  • 70mm objective lenses
  • BAK4 porro prism optical path
  • Proprietary XLT fully multi-coated optics increases light transmission for bright high-contrast images
  • 231' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 66° wide-angle viewing
  • 17mm eye relief, 4.7mm exit pupil
Use and Handling
  • ±4 dioptric correction
  • 56-72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Detachable RSR (Reflex Sight Ready) rail for attaching an optional red dot finderscope
  • Traditional fold-down eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Includes winged eyecups to block stray peripheral light that can affect vision
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable polycarbonate and aluminum chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Rubber armor protects against impacts and provides slip-resistant grip
  • Built-in tripod adapter for easy mounting
UPC: 050234720304
In the Box
Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular
  • Removable Finder Rail
  • 2 x Winged Eyecups
  • Ocular Rainguard
  • 2 x Objective Caps
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Celestron 72030 specs

    Prism Type Porro
    Magnification 15  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 70 mm
    Angle of View 4.4° (actual)
    Field of View 231.0' @ 1000 yd / 77.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 49.2' / 15 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.7 mm
    Eye Relief 17.0 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 to 72.0 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
    Dioptric Correction ±4
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes
    Dimensions 10.9 x 8.7 x 3.4" / 27.7 x 22.1 x 8.6 cm
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.11 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 12.1 x 8.2"

    Celestron 72030 reviews

    15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binocular is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice binoculars for the amateur astronomer I purchased the binoculars to help find night sky objects in a suburban area of Portland, OR. Overall, I am pleased with the quality of the binoculars specifically the optical clarity and light gathering ability as compared to my Nikon Monarch 10x42 binoculars. The 15x magnification provides an extra boost to help with urban light pollution while still being manageable to be used without a tripod. Pros: 1) Optical clarity and light gathering ability 2) Size and weight still manageable without a tripod 3) Price as compared to other binoculars 4) Eye relief and field of view Cons: 1) Eyecups need to be taped-on to stay put 2) Focus dial is not as smooth as you would like
    Date published: 2016-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow There are no words, when you go out and see the night sky youll understand. I read they were heavy. I have little problem holding them for 20 minutes, but if thats a problem they can go on a tripod. I read it was difficult not to shake because of the high magnification and weight. True, but you can lean on a tree or lie on the floor and it helps a lot, or you can put them on the tripod. Ive read many recommend 10x50 instead. That depends on what you want to do and personal taste, of course. I do have 10x50 binos but I prefer these 15x70, especially in the winter when I cant bring out my telescope because of all the snow and ice. Their 15x magnification is great when you dont have a telescope. And best of all, it only takes seconds to take them out. I can easily do it everyday and follow Venuschanging phases or Jupiters moons move. Sometimes I just use them for 5 minutes quickly. I cant really do that with my telescope. I can usually bring it out only once or twice a week at home at most. These I can bring with me anywhere. They are particularly good with large open clusters like Pleiades, the Beehive or Hyades. Viewing these with binoculars is much better than with a telescope. Their big aperture allows you to see fainter objects like M81 galaxy in Ursa Major or M13 globular cluster in Hercules. These I have seen in my light polluted neighbourhood near downtown Montreal. I havent had the chance to go to a dark site. I would strongly recommend any new astronomer to get some quality binoculars, perhaps even before you get a telescope. They are much easier to use and much much easier to know what you are looking at when you look through the lenses. Up is up and left is actually left and you can view all of Orions belt as opposed to only one star at a time and easily scan it surroundings within seconds. I had no problem with shipping and they didnt have collimation issues. Worth every dollar.
    Date published: 2017-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too good to be true (almost) The 15x70 Celestrons, as has been stated by a real binocular expert, compare favorably with Fujinon's 16x70s. Hard to sallow, as one usually does get what one pays for, but take that gentleman for his word, the Skymaster 15x70s are plain outstanding, little or nothing to complain about. You could buy a number of these, one for everybody likely to use them of course, on your holiday shopping list, and not go wrong!
    Date published: 2017-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great optics Used for backyard astronomy. Sharp images. Very little false color. Would bget another Celestron.
    Date published: 2016-09-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Collimation problem Not to happy with my copy of the 15x70 Skymaster pro. I was reluctant in the first place to go with Celestron because of their history with collimation issues, now I can confirm my apprehension. The problem is collimating these does not look possible as I can see no way to access screws through the waterproof housing. So far Celestron support has been no help at all and I can't say B&H has been much help either as far as returning the item is concerned.
    Date published: 2018-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent binoculars Sturdy and has some heft. I like the feel of the outer coating. Much less sticky then some rubber coatings yet grips well. Bright sharp images in daylight. Some violet fringing of brightly backlit (or reflective) objects, like branches. For astronomy they render a nice wide field that's sharp in the center then falls off, but is not terrible. I did not notice the chromatic aberration at night. Over all very pleased with them.
    Date published: 2018-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from recommended i also have the celestron 20x80 skymaster pros...both are superb...bought the smaller ones because they can be used hand held whereas the larger ones need a tripod, even for someone quite strong...anyway the clarity is excellent as is the light gathering...great for the price...
    Date published: 2018-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Purchased my 15-70 pair in February 2018.They could not be better, not too heavy,came in perfect shape.Also purchased a pair of 12-60's.Not a great sky in Tampa,but I see more than l ever thought l would.5 Stars
    Date published: 2018-08-29
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