Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

B&H # CE15X70SM MFR # 71009
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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Porro Prisms/Multi-Coated Optics
  • 70mm Extra-Wide Objectives
  • Wide 66° Apparent Angle of View
  • Weather & Impact Resistant
  • Short Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Center Focusing/Diopter Adjustment Ring
  • Tripod Mountable via Included Adapter
  • Fold-Down Eyecups
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Celestron 71009 overview

  • 1Description

Make long-range observations or explore the night sky using the 15x70 SkyMaster Binocular from Celestron. This optic is specifically designed for those tasks and possesses two distinct characteristics that set it apart from many other binoculars and make it a good fit for the purpose. First is the extra-wide 70mm objective aperture, which allows lots of light and delivers good visibility in low-light conditions. Second is its high 15x magnification power, which enables you to have good close-ups on distant objects, even the moon and the stars. This binocular configuration allows you to observe celestial objects with both eyes, an advantage over regular telescopes. Also, it is fully assembled and ready to be mounted on a tripod using the included adapter. To ensure that you get clear images, without glare, the lenses are anti-reflection multi-coated. Other highlights of the optic are its center focusing, interpupillary adjustment, and diopter corrector. To protect this instrument while not in use, also included are objective lens covers, a rainguard for the eyepieces, and a carry case.

Optical Performance
  • 15x magnification
  • BAK4 porro prisms
  • 70mm objective lenses deliver bright images in low light and allow stargazing
  • Multi-coated optics increase transmission of light and reduce glare
  • 231' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 66° wide apparent angle of view
  • 18mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Diopter correction ring is located on the right ocular
  • 56-72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Fold-down eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable polymer
  • Rubber armor protects against impacts and provides slip-resistant grip
  • Tripod mountable using included adapter
  • Weather resistant
UPC: 050234710091

Celestron 71009 specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 15  x
Objective Lens Diameter 70 mm
Angle of View 4.4° (Actual)
Field of View 231' @ 1000 yd / 76.692 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 42.6' / 13 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.7 mm
Eye Relief 18 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Included)
Weight 48.00 oz / 1.36 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.25 x 10.9 x 5.25"

Celestron 71009 reviews

15x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a deal! excellent astronomical biniculars! I was concerned about the weight after reading previous reviews, but found them to be lighter than my old 7x50's. I was looking for a large aperture binocular but wanted a low magnification so I could use them without a tripod. A tripod adapter is included with the binocular and would be needed for best viewing results, but for a quick scan of the heavens without the incomberance of a mount, these are great. Wide views of star fields are beautiful, like diamonds on black velvet. Unbelievable value for a high quality optical instrument - highly recommended !
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got what I hoped for I bought these binoculars for astronomy and they have worked well in my opinion. from some other reviews I had read I was worried about collimation problems, but I tested the collimation via some instructions I found on the web when I got them and they seemed fine. Stars show up as pinpoints, just as they should. So far I have used them to look at Jupiter (its moons clearly visible) and the moon, which is great--you can see the shadows in the craters and amazing amounts of surface detail. I also saw the ISS pass over a couple times. With the naked eye it's just a big round blob but through the binoculars I can make out some of the squarish angular shape. This is my first pair of binoculars, so I have nothing to compare them to.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great optics but needed to collimate I bought these binoculars to get started in stargazing and astronomy. But when these binoculars came in, I was disappointed that they were out of alignment. It was as if I had constant double vision looking through the binoculars. They must have been knocked around when they got shipped to Australia. Was thinking to have the binoculars shipped back to have them professionally looked at. But then looking around online, there were a few people who managed to collimate their binoculars. Using a couple of jewellery screwdrivers and a page from the Oberwerk support site, I managed to collimate the binoculars by adjusting the tiny screws hidden under the rubber grips. If you don't peel back the grips too far, they'll snap back into place. After making the adjustments, the binoculars functioned perfectly. You'll definitely need to mount these binoculars to a sturdy tripod and replace the plastic tripod mount with a metal one. Great optics and a solid build at a decent price point.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from They could be a great value if... They were not adjusted properly out of the box!!! If you are not able or willing to do this do not buy these glasses. When I first tried them I'm seeing two stars near each other and thought cool. Then I look at others and notice they are all paired up :(! I closed each eye and saw one of the stars go away. Searching the 'net I found a procedure to adjust them (I don't have them quite right) but was really disappointed. They are a heck of a lot better now and I think I'll be able to get them perfect but scheesh! I shouldn't have to do this with a brand new product.
Date published: 2012-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great magnification for a good price The Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster binoculars are quite a handful and give a nice view (magnification) of the moon and other objects at a distance,. Although larger than they appear in photos, they are still manageable for hand holding. They do come with a tripod adapter, which I have yet to use. For the money, they are a good value, but as always you get what you pay for. My pair exhibit a fair bit of chromatic aberrations (magenta / green) whether looking at the moon or other high contrast objects. For overall use they perform well enough. Just remember, if using these for bird watching, they do not have a close minimum focus distance.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite stable The tripod stand holder is not centered. center of weight is far front than the tripod stand so that it tends to lean to front. This results shaking left and right when using normal camera tripod. It made me feel motion sick even though I just observed Jupiter stand still. Maybe it could be better if big, strong, and heavy tripod for big binocular is used, but that prices three times more than this bino.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from About what I was expecting I was hoping that I had found a one in a million bargain. It did not fulfill my hopes, but is still a very good buy. Field of view was a bit smaller than I was hoping for, but I knew it was limited by the description. Have no problem with collimation. 15x is great, I am use to 9x with my other pair. Weight is surprisingly light for the size.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice set of Binoculars - Great Price Only used a few times so far. Overall agree with the other comments. Optics are good (probably not outstanding, but nice enough for astronomy). Milky Way in Cygnus was really nice. Saw multiple Messier objects with the open clusters making the best views. Agree these are going to need support due to weight. My 10x50's I can use for extended periods unsupported. 15 minutes with these left my arms tired. These were better made than I expected, and no issues with alignment as some others have had. Agree the neck strap is cheap. Didn't really buy it for the strap though. Optics were good - no noticable distortion but seeing conditions have not been great lately - may be able to assess better with clearer skies. These are what I expected from a pair of 15x70's. Nice magnification. Good light gathering. Decent resolution of things like open star clusters. Fairly heavy and need to be supported, but lighter than some others on the market. Overall really pleased with the price point and performance.
Date published: 2015-08-10
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