B&H put together this Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binoculars Kit to give you a complete observational platform for terrestrial or astronomical use. The kit includes a pair of Celestron's powerful binoculars and a highly portable yet stable tripod with head.
Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binoculars
Designed as an ideal optic for wide-view astronomical or long-range terrestrial observation, the Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro Binoculars feature a 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 oversized 70mm objectives produces high-contrast views that are bright and crisp with accurate color fidelity.
To help reduce weight, the binoculars' 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 of collimation and prevent the ability to achieve sharp focus. Large objectives and long optical tubes make the SkyMaster Pro binoculars 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 waterproof and fogproof.
- 15x magnification
- 70mm objective lenses
- BAK4 porro prism optical path
- Proprietary XLT fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission for bright high-contrast images
- 231' field of view at 1000 yards
- 66° wide-angle viewing
- 17mm eye relief, 4.6mm exit pupil
Use and Handling
- ±4 dioptric correction
- 56 to 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
- 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
Celestron TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head
The TrailSeeker Tripod with Fluid Pan Head from Celestron is a 4-section aluminum tripod with a two-way fluid pan/tilt head. It extends from a minimum working height of 18.9" to a maximum of 70.5". Weighing 3.9 lb, the tripod can hold up to 9 lb, whether that be a spotting scope, binocular, camera, small telescope, or other equipment.
The legs can be independently set to three different angles for shooting on an uneven surface. Flip locks allow you to adjust the height of each leg, and a foam grip on two of the legs adds comfort when carrying the tripod, especially in extreme temperatures. The Center column has a ballast hook for adding a counterweight, which will lower the center of gravity, adding stability to the tripod.
The tripod features a 2-way pan/tilt fluid head with one large knob that both controls the tension and locks the head in place. A quick-release plate with a 1/4"-20 threaded stud makes attaching and detaching your equipment quick and easy. Bubble levels help ensure that your camera will be level to the horizon.
Included with the TrailSeeker is a case and shoulder strap to protect your tripod and make transport easier.