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Celestron SkyMaster DX 8×56 Binocular

SkyNews editor emeritus Terence Dickinson has always wanted to offer readers first-class 8×56 astronomical binoculars. Now he has found them: Celestron’s SkyMaster DX 8×56 binocular, the best combination of quality optics and reasonable price available in this size. “In many ways,” he says, “the 8×56 is the ideal binocular for the backyard astronomer.” Collecting 25 percent more light than a standard 50mm binocular and 96 percent more than 40mm binoculars, the 56mm is the largest binocular that is still comfortable to hand-hold. Moreover, the Celestron SkyMaster 8×56 is the lightest 56mm binocular we’ve tested.

  • 8× magnification porro prism binocular
  • Fully Multi-Coated optics for extremely sharp, clear views
  • Rugged full-size design for maximum image brightness
  • Nitrogen purged for waterproof and fogproof performance
  • Multi position twist-up eyecups for quick adjustment and optimum eye relief
  • Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing
  • Protective rubber covering for ultra-firm grip
  • Large center focus knob for easy focusing
  • Carrying case included for travel and safe storage
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty provides best protection and product support on the market

Optional Tripod Adapter

This adapter allows you to mount your binocular to a tripod for added stability and convenience. An absolute essential for stargazing! (Note: this adapter is not available from SkyNews as a separate item.)
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Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars

$289

$289 plus applicable taxes. Price includes free shipping in Canada. Canadian sales only. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Binoculars with Tripod Adapter Bracket

$319

$319 plus applicable taxes. Price includes free shipping in Canada. Canadian sales only. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.