Celestron 8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular (Black)

Celestron 8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular (Black)

Celestron 8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular (Black)

B&H # CE8X56SDX MFR # 72022
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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • 56mm Objectives/Fully Multi-Coated
  • 5.8° Angular Field of View
  • Waterproof, Nitrogen-Purged Fogproof
  • Short Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Center Focusing/Diopter Adjustment Ring
  • Polymer Construction/Aluminum Chassis
  • Fold-Down Eyecups/Tripod-Adaptable
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Optics: 8x 56mm

8x 56mm 9x 63mm
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Explore the night sky using the 8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular from Celestron. This waterproof and fully multi-coated 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 its wide 56mm objective apertures that allow lots of light and deliver good visibility in low-light conditions; second is its 8x magnification power that enables you to have good close-ups of the moon and stars without introducing much image jitter due to shaking hands. This binocular configuration allows you to observe celestial objects with both eyes, which is an option that not every telescope has. Also, it is fully assembled and mountable to a tripod using an optional 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, objective lens covers, a rainguard for the eyepieces, and a carry case are included.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 56mm objective lenses deliver bright images in low light and allow stargazing
  • BAK4 Porro prisms
  • Fully multi-coated optics increase transmission of light and reduce glare
  • 305' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 5.8° angular field of view
Use and Handling
  • Center focus wheel
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • 58 - 72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Diopter correction ring is located on the right ocular
  • Fold-down eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 18mm eye relief
  • 7mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Lightweight and durable polymer body
  • Rubber armor protects against impacts and provides slip-resistant grip
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
  • Nitrogen-purged fogproof
  • Waterproof
UPC: 050234720229
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 56mm
Angle of View 5.8° (actual)
Field of View 304.82' @ 1000 yd / 101.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 25' / 7.6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 7 mm
Eye Relief 18 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 58.0 - 72.0 mm / 2.3 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 38 oz / 1.08 kg
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Package Weight 3.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 9.0 x 4.0"
8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SkyMaster DX 8x56: Excellent Binocular The SkyMaster DX 8x56 is outstanding for handheld astronomical viewing. The large objectives bring in a lot of light, and the low magnification keeps shakiness to a minimum (of course, bracing the binocular or viewing from a reclined position is best). The optics are clear and sharp, and the binocular feels solid and well constructed. My local astronomy shop scored huge points with me by recommending this binocular. 7x50 is the classic astronomy binocular, and this 8x56 is like a turbocharged 7x50. The only potential drawback, however, is that the 8x56's 5.8 field of view (FOV) might be a little narrow for new observers who are still learning the sky and how to starhop. For these observers, a 7x50 with a wider field of view (7.5) might be easier to use. For those upgrading from something like 7x35 and have experience finding stellar objects, this 8x56 is an excellent choice and could easily be the last handheld astro binocular you'll ever need.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultima Astronomers Binos Best Value! The Celestron 8X56 Ultima DX Binoculars are the best piece of equipment an amateur astronomer can own. I've owned a few binos and must say these are my favorites. Light, sharp and bright. Daytime or nighttime, Take them everywhere, just the right size for observing and great for every day use too. Being waterproof and fog proof just adds more value!
Date published: 2011-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Celestron Sky-Watcher 8x56 - Great Value Purchased these binoculars for a camping and trip and was not disappointed in any way. Daytime views were sharp with excellent contrast even on gray cloudy days. Night view of the stars were breathtaking as well. They are a bit heavy for long term use and will tire your arms a bit but then again I like a little heft in my optics - reminds me there's real glass there. ... I would recommend these binoculars and will return for future purchases.
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astronomy binos out of this world So far, I've only used the binos (8x56 SkyMaster DX Binocular from Celestron) to look at the sky at home, although they are very portable and I plan to take them out. I use them to peer at the East/Northeast sky sometimes two or three times during the night between sundown and 1 or 2 AM. The magnification is good and they grab a lot of light. I anticipated that I would see more of what I was already seeing, but not that I would see things I couldn't see with the naked eye. So I was delighted to focus on an apparently empty sky and see the sparkling blue jewel Spica in plain view, then gaze around and find other stars that hadn't seemed to be there. The view is a bit unstable, but I can stabilize it somewhat by resting it on my window top. It still jiggles somewhat but without room for a tripod in my set-up, that's the best I can do and I can live with it. I'd definitely get a tripod or monopod for outdoor viewing, however. Although the magnification is good, I suppose one always wants more. I'd like to see more detail, more deep sky stuff. That isn't a criticism. I read that the 8x56 Skymaster was a great beginner pair of binos and I can attest to that. I have gotten all I expected from them and they have extended my interest in viewing. Although I hope to complicate ways I look at the sky, I look forward to using them for many more years to come.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Husband loves them! These binoculars are fantastic! We enjoy being outside often so we've used them for wildlife viewing. Have tried using them for stargazing and although they are good for that, disappointed that they did not come with the tripod mount as advertised, hence the 3 stars.
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome binocular Great for bird watching and hiking. A little heavy but worth the weight
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product I bought this binocular for my husband for his birthday. BIG hit! Obviously the right choice. He loves them and loves the sight on them.
Date published: 2017-09-11
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