When it comes to getting stunning views of the night sky, whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or someone interested in learning more about astronomy, a good pair of binoculars is a great place to start.
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You’ll want a pair that’s durable, portable, and most importantly, one that with powerful magnification that will allow you to see images clearly, even in low light. There are plenty of astronomy binoculars on the market, at a wide variety of price points, so if you’d prefer to test out a pair for an upcoming trip or would like to upgrade to a more professional pair for unparalleled views and photographs, we’ve compiled a list for you.
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Skygenius 10×50 Binoculars
These binoculars are designed with 10x power magnification, which allows you to see images clearly even in dim light. They’re also easy to adjust and are made with non-slip material, so they’re perfect to use on-the-go. Several Amazon shoppers emphasized that these binoculars are ideal for kids or new stargazers, since they’re simple to use and reasonably priced.
To buy: amazon.com, $45
Gosky 10×42 Roof Prism Binoculars
These Gosky binoculars provide 10x power magnification for stunning views of the night sky with a durable water and fogproof body. They also come with a smartphone adapter that allows you to take clear images of whatever you’re viewing. Reviewers on Amazon rave about the ease of use and functionality of these binoculars. “The lens[es] are wide and clear. The magnification is excellent. I can see long distances very well with them,” one shopper wrote.
To buy: amazon.com, $80
Celestron Skymaster 15×70 Binoculars
These binoculars are simple to use, but allow you to see bright, sharp images in low light conditions. The set comes also comes with a carrying case and tripod adapter. Amazon shoppers recommend this pair for beginners, especially given its reasonable price. “These are a better entry to the world of astronomy than a telescope due to their portability and ease of use,” one reviewer wrote.
To buy: amazon.com, $94
Orion Giant View 25×100 Astronomy Binoculars
If you’re willing to splurge on binoculars, this pair from Orion is a winner. It provides powerful 25x magnification, which means you’ll be able to see the night sky clearly even in darkness. Seasoned stargazers praise the quality of these binoculars on Amazon. “For the price you pay you get an excellent product. The optical performance and resolution is outstanding,” one reviewer wrote.
To buy: amazon.com, $400
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