Barska 16x70 WP Encounter Jumbo Binoculars (Glossy Champagne)

BH #BA16X70EJBC • MFR #AB12766
Barska 16x70 WP Encounter Jumbo Binoculars (Glossy Champagne)
Key Features
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • Celestial/Long-Range Terrestrial Viewing
  • Traditional BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
Designed like tandem telescopes but with the familiar functioning of traditional binoculars, the Barska 16x70 WP Encounter Jumbo Binoculars are ideal for wide-field astronomical and long-distance terrestrial viewing. Powerful twin 16x eyepieces are set at a 45° angle to put the head in a comfortable position when and individually focused to enable users with different eye prescriptions to achieve tack-sharp views, and fold-down rubber eyecups mold themselves to the eye socket to block stray peripheral light from interfering with the observational experience. To accommodate a variety of mounting options, the sides of the optical tubes have mounting holes for an array of manual, motorized, or GoTo yoke mounts. A mounting hole on the bottom allows for a direct connection to a standard photo, video, or field tripod. Because of the size and weight of these binoculars, a support system is recommended for celestial observation of the moon, comet hunting, watching meteor showers, and also tracking distant birds, animals, or ships.
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Barska 16x70 WP Encounter Jumbo Binoculars (Glossy Champagne)

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Barska AB12766 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Designed like tandem telescopes but with the familiar functioning of traditional binoculars, the Barska 16x70 WP Encounter Jumbo Binoculars are ideal for wide-field astronomical and long-distance terrestrial viewing. Powerful twin 16x eyepieces are set at a 45° angle to put the head in a comfortable position when and individually focused to enable users with different eye prescriptions to achieve tack-sharp views, and fold-down rubber eyecups mold themselves to the eye socket to block stray peripheral light from interfering with the observational experience. To accommodate a variety of mounting options, the sides of the optical tubes have mounting holes for an array of manual, motorized, or GoTo yoke mounts. A mounting hole on the bottom allows for a direct connection to a standard photo, video, or field tripod. Because of the size and weight of these binoculars, a support system is recommended for celestial observation of the moon, comet hunting, watching meteor showers, and also tracking distant birds, animals, or ships.

The housing is made of a lightweight and sturdy aluminum alloy with an elegant glossy champagne finish that will allow these Encounter binoculars to become an interesting accent in any room while maintaining its powerful functionality. Not to be relegated to the indoors, the optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof, and extendable sun shades helps to improve views by blocking sun glare or keeping rain and snow off of the objectives. A removable carry handle on the top ensures safe handling during setup and breakdown, and the included hard carrying case keeps the binoculars safe during transport or storage.

Optical Performance

  • Ideal for astronomical or long-range terrestrial viewing
  • Powerful 16x magnification
  • Large 70mm objective lenses
  • BAK4 Porro prism optical path
  • Antireflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, and overall image contrast
  • 147' field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Individual focus on each eyepiece
  • Eyepieces set at 45° angle to optical tubes put head in a comfortable viewing position whether sitting or standing
  • 1/4"-20 yoke-mount fittings on sides of optical tubes
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Bottom 1/4"-20 tripod mount
  • Extendable sun shades blocks glare from peripheral light, and keeps rain or snow off objectives
  • 4.4mm exit pupil and eye relief

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy housing with glossy champagne finish
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof, and to prevent internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes
  • Removable carry handle enables safe handling during set-up and break-down
  • Custom hard carrying case with rigid-foam lining
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds
  • Tripod with head or yoke-mount recommended for safe handling
UPC: 790272002665

Barska AB12766 Specs

Prism TypePorro (BAK4)
Performance
Magnification16x
Objective Lens Diameter70 mm
Angle of View2.8° (Actual)
Field of View147' @ 1000 yd / 49 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance82' / 25 m
Exit Pupil Diameter4.4 mm
Eye Relief4.4 mm
Diopter AdjustmentNone
Focus TypeIndividual
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Weight8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
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