Celestron's SkyMaster Series of large aperture binoculars are a phenomenal value for high performance binoculars ideal for astronomical viewing or for terrestrial (land) use — especially over long distances. Each SkyMaster model features high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics for enhanced contrast. Celestron has designed and engineered the larger SkyMaster models to meet the special demands of extended astronomical or terrestrial viewing sessions.
The 15x70 version is one of the most popular models in the series. It offers serious large aperture light gathering in an affordable and reasonably lightweight configuration.
This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
Do these have diopter adjustment?
You can adjust the right eye diopter, as well as the center focus knob.
Does the SkyMaster 15X70 include a photo tripod adapter so I can use it with my current tripod?
Yes, they have a built-in rigid photo tripod adapter.
How do these compare in physical size to a ?standard? pair of porro prism 10x50s?
They are quite a bit larger. The chambers are longer and wider. This one is recommended to be used with a tripod.
How much does the Skymaster 15x70 weigh? I am 85 so wonder if I can hold it or will need a tripod. If so what kind? Will it provide better distance vision than a 10x50 wide angle binocular?
The Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binocular weighs 4 pounds, and that?s a real load for hand held viewing. We'd suggest a tripod, particularly because of the 15X magnification. The Optavian Field Tripod should do the job nicely. The SkyMaster will make distant objects appear 15 times as close as they actually are. However, the high magnification level decreases the field of view, so you'll only be able to see an area 230 feet wide at 1,000 yards' distance. That makes following any kind of motion somewhat difficult. On the other hand, 10x50 Wide-Angle binoculars will make objects appear only 10 times as close but will give a 341-foot field of view. This makes following wildlife or sports action much easier. In addition, the 10x50s weigh only 1.95 pounds, making them much easier to hold than the SkyMasters, hence easier to use without a tripod. In our opinion, then, 10x50s are a better choice for general-purpose viewing. The 15x70s are a good choice, though, for stargazing or viewing distant objects over, say, the ocean.
I just ordered the 15x70 skymaster do they come with any lens covers or do i need to buy the separately and do you recommend any?
The Celestron SkyMaster binoculars come with lens covers.
I live on the lake and have 7-15x35 binoculars. They are not powerful enough and can see only a small area. I do not want to spend a lot of money. What do you recommend?
If 15X binoculars aren?t powerful enough and the field of view is too small, the answer is to increase objective lens size, along with magnification. Zhumell's 20x80 Super Giant Binoculars offer plenty of power and a reasonably large field of view. They?ve been getting terrific customer reviews.
If I buy it will it come with a strap and a carry case or do I need to get those things separately?
The Celestron 15x70 does include a strap and a carrying case.
Is the 15x70 Skymasters fog proof & Nitrogen-filled?
Unfortunately, no, the Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster binocular is not fog-proof and nitrogen-filled.
The Skymaster 15x70 binoculars are said to be fully coated. Do you mean fully multi-coated, that is coating of all air to glass surfaces and is the coating magnesium fluoride?
The Skymasters are fully ?multi-coated? and it is a magnesium fluoride coating they use.
What are the dimensions of the SkyMaster 15x70 Center Focus Celestron binoculars?
The dimensions of the Celestron Skymaster 15x70 are 7.9; x 9.3; x 3.6.
Will objects (stars, nebula, etc.) appear brighter with the 15x70s than through a standard 10x50, or does the higher magnification affect the apparent brightness?
Higher magnification affects brightness, but since the 15x70 SkyMaster?s 70mm objective lens has nearly double the area of the 10x50s; 50mm lens, the darkening effect of the greater magnification is erased. The 15x70 Skymasters will be brighter than 10x50s.
Will the image be erect or inverted?
The SkyMaster?s images are right side up.