Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular

  • Tripod adaptable
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Water resistant
  • Protective rubber covering for firm grip
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing
  • Large 60mm objective lens for maximum brightness in low light conditions
  • Multi position twist-up eyecups for comfortable viewing
  • Long eye relief to provide extra comfort for eyeglass wearers
  • SKU: CEL-71007
    Stock Status: AVAILABLE (3 - 7 days)


    Retail Price $399

    Product Description
    Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular

    Built on a standard of uncompromising excellence, the Celestron SkyMaster Astronomy Binocular 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. Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular come with multi-coated optics and BaK-4 Prisms for maximum light transmission, high contrast image. Together with large aperture lens, the Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy 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 12x60 Astronomy 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.

    What's in the box?
  • Celestron SkyMaster 12x60 Astronomy Binocular
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Push-On Objective Caps
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 1.111
    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)
    Size Class Giant
    Prism Type Porro
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Focus Type Center Focus
    Exit Pupil (mm) 5
    Eye Relief (mm) 17
    Close Focus (m) 18
    Field of View (m@1000m) 92.7
    Field of View(ft@1000yards) 278
    Eyecups Twist Up
    Water/Fog Proof Water Resistant
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (2)
    Should work better than they do
    Overall Score
    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. Review by John, from Sydney (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Fine for the purpose for which they are intended
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by John Smith (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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