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Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular

  • For terrestrial or astronomical viewing
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • Multi position twist-up Eyecups
  • Water Resistant
  • Large center focus knob
  • Protective Rubber Covering for firm Grip
  • Celestron Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • SKU: CEL-71007
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    Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular

    Built on a standard of uncompromising excellence, the Celestron SkyMaster Astronomy Binoculars features with a large aperture is special designed for deep sky viewing. Every SkyMaster Binocular in this range presents value with its high performance views and affordability.

    Each SkyMaster Series Binoculars are come with multi-coated optics and BaK-4 Prisms for maximum light transmission, high contrast image. Together with large aperture lens, the SkyMaster Binocular has superb light gathering capabilities, making them ideal for stargazing and bird watching under low light conditions.

    With higher magnification than normal binoculars, Celestron SkyMaster Binocular brings celestial objects closer, provide an image with outstanding details. So what are you waiting for? View the Sky up to heaven and the world around you with Celestron SkyMaster Series.

    In the Box
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Push-On Objective Caps
    Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular Features:
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing
  • Large 60mm Objective Lens for maximum brightness in low light conditions
  • Multi-Coated Optics for maximum light transmission
  • Multi position twist-up Eyecups for comfortable viewing
  • Water Resistant
  • Large center focus knob for quick, easy focusing
  • Protective Rubber Covering for firm Grip
  • Tripod Adaptable
  • Long Eye Relief to provide extra comfort for eyeglass wearers
  • Celestron Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Angular Field of View 5.3°
    Close Focus 18m (59 ft)
    IPD Max 72 mm
    IPD Min 56 mm
    Weight 39.2 oz
    Length 210mm
    Weight 206mm
    Height 72mm
    Waterproof Water Resistant (Weatheproof)
    Tripod Adaptable Yes
    Manufacturer Celestron
    Usage Astronomy
    Magnification 12x
    Objective Lens (mm) 60mm
    Eye Relief (mm) 17mm
    Exit Pupil (mm) 5mm
    Field of View (m@1000m) 92.7
    Field of View(ft@1000yards) 278
    Prism Type Porro
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Lens Coating Fully Multi
    Eyecups Twist Up
    Water/Fog Proof No
    Size Class Giant
    Focus Type Center Focus
    Weight (g) 1111g


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    12 x 60 should be excellent for astronomy, not too large or heavy, yet with strong magnification and generous 5 mm exit pupil; brighter and easier to hold than 15 x 70s or unwieldy 20 x 80s. I took a chance with these despite online reports of collimation problems among Skymasters. Out of box: Construction appears sturdy. Intense aroma of rubber and solvent at first. Carry bag is more for dust than shock protection. Neck strap is more for safety than transport; you won't take these hiking. Night-time image bright and intense, showing star-fields well; Mars a hot orange colour – good! Daytime use: sharp though not super sharp; larger image but little if any extra detail than lower magnification binoculars in same price range. Chromatic aberration unobtrusive. Sharpness held across central 60-70%; OK for the price. Some annoying coma-like aberrations on brighter night-sky objects . Main complaint was slight eye-strain and double-image on some stars within week of purchase, consistent with failing collimation; stopped using them. Returned them to OzBinoculars who could find no fault; could have been my late middle-aged vision. Received refund – 5 stars for OzBinoculars. 2 stars for the binocular because that's why I kept seeing. Consider whether lower magnification binoculars with large exit pupils may offer better experience: 7 x 35, 7 x 50, 8 x 40, 8 x 42, 10 x 50 – huge choice. Have tested budget 10 x 50s from reputable camera brand – much better.
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    Bought these for viewing the night sky, thinking I might be able to use them hand-held. This has not proved to be practical, so I would recommend mounting on a tripod. Given this, I may have been better off with a 15x70 pair. Generous eye relief but I found the stiff rubber eyecups to be uncomfortable and would have preferred soft rubber or twist-out ones. Not so good for terrestrial viewing as there is quite pronounced colour fringing, not noticeable at night.

    To sum up, I would not recommend these for day use but they are adequate for astronomical use, having decent magnification yet not too big and heavy. I would recommend using a tripod unless you have very steady hands.

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    Celestron Limited Warranty

    Celestron warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified by this product to the original owner. Each product will list the warranty for it on our website.

    Celestron will repair or replace the product which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship and within the definitions of the limits described below.

    This warranty is effective January 1, 2012, and supersedes all other warranties as noted in brochures, instruction manuals, product packaging, etc.

    This warranty does not cover products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, physically damaged, altered, or had unauthorized repairs or modifications. This warranty does not cover defects due to normal wear and tear and other conditions.

    Celestron shall use reasonable efforts to repair or replace any binocular or spotting scope covered by this warranty within thirty calendar days of receipt. If it takes longer, the customer will be notified.

    If warranty problems arise, or if you need assistance in using your product, please contact our Customer Service.


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