Celestron 25x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

Celestron 25x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

Celestron 25x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)

B&H # CE25X870SM MFR # 71008
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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Porro Prisms/Multi-Coated Optics
  • 70mm Extra-Wide Objectives
  • Wide 67.3° 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 71008 Overview

  • 1Description

Make long-range observations or explore the night sky using the 25x70 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 25x 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
  • 25x 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
  • 141' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 67.3° wide apparent angle of view
  • 13mm 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: 050234710084
In the Box
Celestron 25x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black)
  • Carry Case
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Neck Strap
  • Tripod Adapter
  • Rainguard
  • 2 x Lens Covers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Celestron 71008 Specs

    Prism Type Porro
    Magnification 25  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 70 mm
    Angle of View 2.7° (Actual)
    Field of View 141.00' @ 1000 yd / 46.81 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 75.5' / 23 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 2.8 mm
    Eye Relief 13 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Included)
    Weight 52.00 oz / 1.47 kg
    Packaging Infortwusqsar
    Package Weight 4.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.3 x 11.0 x 5.45"

    Celestron 71008 Reviews

    25x70 SkyMaster Binocular (Black) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible image quality A few things you should know about these binoculars- 1) They are heavy. Far too heavy to hold up for any long period of time. 2) The image quality is appalling. It is very difficult to get images in focus, and when you do, that focus is not maintained across the image. Colour rendition is also very poor. 3) These really require use of a tripod, for point (1) above, but also because the 25x magnification. The field of view will be constantly moving around if you can't hold them perfectly steady, making them very unpleasant to use. Honestly save yourself the money, or go for 10x42 from another vendor. Don't waste your money on these.
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent optics for the price, but..... This product is impressive: the build quality looks very good. Eye relief is adequate, focus control is firm and smooth, and collimation appears spot-on with star images........well worth the purchase price. A solid 5 stars except for the tripod adapter. Understand that these are POWERFUL binoculars and unless you are Superman, they will need to be mounted solidly somehow to take advantage of the excelllent 25X image they provide. Included in the box is a tripod adapter and although it does attach the binoculars to the tripod, it does not provide steady support. The adapter is made of plastic and by nature of its height and flexibility when combined with the significant mass of the attached binoculars, an unacceptable long-term-decay shimmy, or wiggle, of any image is experienced. Compared to the simple ridged metal L-shaped tripod bracket used on the Celestron 11x80 binoculars, this bracket is a useless toy. And then there is the issue of the black plastic attachment knob on the tripod adapter that broke while tightening with finger pressure.... With all this being said, the lack of a proper tripod adapter supplied by Celestron is not a deal breaker, just a disappointment. A hefty steel corner brace from a hardware store, two hacksaw cuts, and a 1/4 x 20 tapped hole later, and the mounting problem is solved. Yes, I would purchase this product from B&H again, and also recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to believe, but give it a gander I had to come to my senses when first looking through these at a dark sight. The performance was more than good; it was awesome! For the "price point" it seems that some miracle of coincidence or intervention sent me the best set Celestron in China ever made---and I got 'em!
    Date published: 2017-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from celestron skymaster 25x70 binoculars I use these binoculars to occasionally sky gaze. They perform as advertised,but a good tripod is recommended. At 4 lbs, they are just a little too heavy to use without. I had no problem with the focusing procedure--a little time consuming for each individual, but manageable. Great shipping time and the price was unbeatable.
    Date published: 2014-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BIG! Nice and cheap binoculars. is really big, not to travel with it
    Date published: 2016-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jump at the chance. I have discovered that hauling these out to meet the needs of the higher 25X is at times a fruitful endeavor, I am experienced, granted, but with averted vision have picked up Barnard's Galaxy and the faint ghost-like circle of the Owl Nebula (I cannot admit to the eye, though). M1 is not really difficult; and M13 does give the impression of just what a spectacular swarm it is. Edge-to-edge objects remain sharp, too. These will NOT handle immersion, but Celestron told me they are nitrogen filled (sans O-ring) so internal fogging should not be an issue.
    Date published: 2018-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am very pleased with my purchase Binoculars have very sharp vision and are lighter than expected.
    Date published: 2017-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jupiter's Moons worth the price! The SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars are very well constructed and easy to operate. They are a bit heavier than standard binoculars so they are tiring to hold for long periods of time. The increased magnification of these larger than average binoculars also means that even very slight movements translate to large quakes in the field of view, so a star or planet will be moving all over the place unless you can somehow steady your aim, which gets harder as arm fatigue sets in. This is easily solved however, by the included tripod mount. If you have a good tripod you're in business! The first night I had them, I mounted them to my tripod and trained them on Jupiter which was bright in the southern sky. As I focused in sharply I got chills...Jupiter's four largest moons were clearly visible on a diagonal plane flanking the planet. On a personal note, my girlfriend came over to have a beer on the deck. She saw the binoculars on the tripod (thankfully they were aimed high enough to rule out my being a peeping Tom!). She asked what I was up to. I turned out the deck lights, and said, just hanging with Jupiter, check it out. She went over to the tripod, took one look, and I heard an audible gasp. It really is an amazing sight! At this low price, these things have already surpassed their value. The detail in our own moon's craters is also very impressive with these binoculars. I got these in the spring, and we've had cloudy skies most nights. I can't wait for the clearer nights of summer! While they're not powerful enough to do much justice to most of the stars, there are a handful of objects (Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Saturn, etc.) that I simply can't wait to take a look at.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
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