Celestron 10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars

Celestron 10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars

Celestron 10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars

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  • Dedicated Solar Viewing Binocular
  • Non-Removable Glass Solar Filters
  • Reveals Solar Details in Neutral Tones
  • Filters Meet ISO12312-2 Safety Standard
  • Wide 70° Apparent Viewing Angle
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Center Focusing Wheel
  • Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Weather-Resistant Rubber Armor
  • Fold-Down Rubber Eyecups
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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Celestron 71238 overview

  • 1Description

Safely view the sun with the Celestron 10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars. Its non-removable glass solar filters meet the ISO12312-2 safety standard for direct observation of the sun and offer protection from IR and UV light while blocking 99.999% of intense visible light. This full-sized version of the EclipSmart is outfitted with a classic Porro prism optical path, larger objectives, and a wide angle of view so you can observe details, such as sunspots, in natural and neutral color tones at a generous 10x magnification. The prism design creates a comfortable and ergonomic feel in the hand, with the optic's center of gravity pulled back over your wrists to reduce fatigue and allowing for longer observation sessions and reduced hand shake.

Solar Viewing
  • Dedicated solar viewing optic
  • Non-removable glass solar filters meet ISO12312-2 standard for safety
  • Enables users to observe the natural details of the sun with neutral and accurate color presentation
  • 7° wide-angle viewing makes finding the solar disc easy
Optical Performance
  • 10x magnification
  • 42mm objective lenses
  • Porro prism optical path
  • 366' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 12.7mm eye relief
  • Comfortable 4.2mm exit pupil
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • Large center focusing wheel
  • 56-72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Right-eye dioptric correction
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy chassis
  • Protective slip-resistant rubber armoring
  • Prism design provides a natural handheld position with the center of gravity in line with your wrist
UPC: 050234712385
In the Box
Celestron 10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars
  • Strap
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Celestron 71238 specs

    Prism Type Porro
    Magnification 10x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 7.0°, actual
    Field of View 366' @ 1000 yd / 122.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 27.2' / 8.3 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2 mm
    Eye Relief 12.7 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 - 72.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.8"
    Dioptric Correction Not specified by manufacturer
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount None
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 7.9 x 3.2"

    Celestron 71238 reviews

    10x42 EclipSmart Solar Binoculars is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 84.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for viewing the sun These were perfect for viewing the sun. You don't need an eclipse to enjoy these. They are strong enough to see sunspots, which was a terrific surprise to me. On the day of the solar eclipse (2017) I was able to see 5 sunspots. The high magnification does make it difficult to hold the binoculars steady. However I was able to hand hold them still enough to get a great view. By leaning up against a sign and my car, and even laying on the ground, I was able to hold them even steadier. Of course, I should have taken a tripod. I highly recommend using one. Don't think you will be able to see anything other than the sun. I couldn't even see a very bright light bulb when I got close to my kitchen light.
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from View the sun & the loons. A bit of practice was needed to find and view the sun quickly - Don't wait till the eclipse to try them. I was able to see several sun spots as well. After the eclipse, I was able to carefully remove the solar filters. They were easily removed using a small screw driver in one of the slots. Pulling back the rubber outer covers to get clear access to the slots caused a few smudges that were easy to remove. I see no reason why these can't be removed by an adult and installed as many times as you want provided they remain undamaged. Now I have a good everyday pair of binoculars to view wildlife that can be converted back to view the sun.
    Date published: 2017-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for solar events I bought these for the big 2017 eclipse event, and they did not disappoint. I was very impressed with their performance, and was happy to have them in place of the viewing glasses. The detail visible on the surface of the sun (sun spots, etc.) was great, and watching the moon move in before totality was amazing. Once I got the hang of finding the sun, I had no issue using them - but they are a little tougher than just the glasses. Users should also be sure to lean up against something (or lay down) to help prevent movement. I'm excited to use them again to periodically check on solar events, as well as to watch things like the transit of Mercury in 2019.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great eclipse accessory I bought two pairs of roof prism solar binoculars. Both were out of collimation, and roof prism binoculars can't be easily collimated. So, I ordered these porro prism glasses; they were very closely collimated. If you're adventurous, you can roll back the rubber armor coverings on the front top edge near the eyepieces and adjust two tiny hidden screws, one on each half of the binocular. Now the collimation is perfect. Images are razor sharp. You just can't be the price. B & H & Celestron come though again with a winner.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For your viewing pleasure - the sun, that is! I purchased these binoculars in advance of the 2017 eclipse in North America. I've already looked at the sun with them. I am really happy these Celestron binoculars brought the sun up closer than I expected. They are comfortable to use and easy to focus the eye pieces. And the clarity is sharp as these are good quality glass lenses. They are a good weight and not heavy to hold up. I'm excited! Now, God willing, we'll have good weather!
    Date published: 2017-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool to observe eclipses Not too useful on a day to day basis as one has to think to go out and look at the sun, but just observed an annular eclipse (Coyhaique, Chile, Feb, 26th 2017) and it's really cool, much better than the small hand held filters, one could see the small solar spot on the sun, and how the moon progressed during and after the eclipse. For the price, really very nice binoculars.
    Date published: 2017-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better than just eclipse glasses. The good: Larger views of the sun than glasses alone. You can easily see sunspots. Easy to share with others. The bad: I'm taking away one star due to some parts being plastic that I think should have been metal. If you push on an eye cup, the plastic holding it flexes quite a bit. I can see this breaking in the future if I stress it too much. Overall: I am very pleased. The image quality is excellent and you get 10x magnification without the complicated set up needed for a telescope. And despite the plastic mentioned above, they survived a pavement impact after a leg on my tripod collapsed unexpectedly.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from removable filters I've seen some folks write wishing these had removable filters. The filters are listed as non removable, but, this is not true. I bought them thinking i would bust them removing a filter, to mount it on my camera, since a proper solar filter for my lens would cost about $200. To my delight, i found that if you roll back the rubber housing, these filters easily, and non-destructively simply screw out, leaving you with a great pair of binoculars for regular viewing of landscapes, birds, etc.. I have left them with one solar filter, and one unfiltered side.If i want to look at the sun, i just leave the lens cap on the unfiltered side, and view the sun through the filtered side. And i mounted the removed filter in an old lens cap, so, i now have a great solar filter for my camera, as well. Couldn't be more delighted.
    Date published: 2017-09-12
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