Celestron 71009 15×70 Skymaster Binocular

(10 customer reviews)

About this item 15x magnification with multi-coated optics Large aperture perfect for low light conditions and stargazing 13mm (0.51 in) long eye relief ideal for eyeglass wearers Large 70 millimeter objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low light and long range conditions Dioptre adjustment for fine focusing and limited lifetime warranty Protective rubber easy-grip covering and included carrying case for safe transportation

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From the manufacturer

SkyMaster 15×70 mm Porro Binocular

Celestron’s most popular, high magnification sky and land binocular!

Features and Benefits

Large Objective Lens

Large 70 mm objective lens offers maximum image brightness in low-light conditions.

15x Magnification

15x magnification is great for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing.

Tripod Adaptable

Can be mounted on a tripod for steady, hands-free viewing.

Quick & Easy Focusing

The large center focus dial makes sharp focusing quick and easy.

Comfortable & Eyeglass Friendly

Soft, rubber eyecups are comfortable to use and can be folded down for use with eyeglasses.

Durable and Armored

The rugged, armored exterior provides protection as well as a secure gripping surface.

Multiple Accessories Included

Objective lens cap, rain guard, tripod adapter, carrying case, neck strap, lens cloth, and instruction manual all included.

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Magnification 15x 25x 20x 12x
Field of View (degrees) 4.4° 2.7° 3.7° 5.3°
Field of View (feet @ 1000yds) 230 141 195 278
Lens Coatings Multi-coated Multi-coated Multi-coated Multi-coated
Prism Material BaK4 BaK4 BaK4 BaK4
Diopter Range -4 to +8 -4 to +8 -4 to +8 -4 to +8
Close Focus Distance (feet) 52.5 102.5 106.3 47.2
Eye Relief (mm) 18 13 18 17
Eyecup Folding Folding Folding Folding

Environmental Protection Water Resistant Water Resistant Water Resistant Water Resistant
Tripod Adaptable Yes Yes Yes Yes

Additional information

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎


Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

22.1 x 10.92 x 27.94 cm; 1.49 Kilograms

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

15 March 2012

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Celestron, Celestron Acquisition, LLC 2835 Columbia St Torrance, CA 90503

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Country of Origin ‏ : ‎


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Packer ‏ : ‎

A&S Creations, 6/7, Ground Floor, West Patel Nagar New Delhi-110008

Item Weight ‏ : ‎

1 kg 490 g

Item Dimensions LxWxH ‏ : ‎

22.1 x 10.9 x 27.9 Centimeters

Net Quantity ‏ : ‎

7 Unit

Included Components ‏ : ‎

Binocular, Tripod Adapter with Finder Rail, Objective Lens Caps, Rainguard, Neck Strap, Lens Cloth, Instruction Manual

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Best Sellers Rank:

#18 in Binoculars

Customer Reviews:

6,055 ratings

10 thoughts on “Celestron 71009 15×70 Skymaster Binocular

  1. I just bought this bino.i have so many doubts about transportation security.so many people says about the collimation problem due to transportation .so most of them are unwilling to buy these items through online.The fact is that u must expect a collimation problem.but the happy news is that it is a very easy to correct collimation.there are lots of videos on YouTube.Yes,i corrected collimation.Overall the product is superb and the packaging is good.What about tripod.every newcomer like me think that they can handle it without tripod.after a week they must search for a good tripod for nightsky observation.

  2. I bought the Skymaster 15×70 after days of watching/reading reviews. I was worried if the collimation would be right out of the box, and thankfully it was. These binoculars have given me one surprise after another every day for the past couple of weeks …I wish I had gone in for this earlier and not remained a naked eye/virtual stargazer so far. There isn’t any vignetting and the resolution is great. Even for someone who lives in the city and is severely limited by light pollution, I already feel that the binoculars have paid for themselves. I can’t wait to get away from all the haze and head somewhere to soak in the experience of scanning clearer skies.

  3. Amazing binoculars. Idk what anybody expects from binoculars but if you know how powerful binoculars are and you can navigate in the darkness of the sky then these are an amazing pair of binoculars. Of course you have a trade off between weight and quality but it is worth it.The things you can see:-Orion nebulaStars of orion belt that you cannot see with naked eyes like tau orionisJupiter moons(galilean)Saturn ringsMars moons(extremely faint)Detailed moonAnd many more celestial bodies

  4. The media could not be loaded.  Nice product very easy to use first two images are 1.5 km far very clearly visible

  5. Excellent product for stargazing! Requires a tripod.Cons :Eye Relief is bad.Does tend to get foggyYou can notice Chromatic Aberration, but it wont be a big dealMight come with Lens out of alignment and has to be collimated if your package had a rough ridePros :Build Quality is goodFocus is goodHas Dioptric correction, I can use them without my glassesComfortable to hold and useComes with Tripod adapterWhat you can see :Really nice for Birding, and terrestrial viewing.Moon, with very good details.Moon/Moons of Jupiter, not Jupiter itself.Saturn will be a small point.Orion Nebulae, i was able to get good details for a binocular.Really good views of Pleiades star clusterAndromeda GalaxyTriangulum Galaxy, in dark skies.Multiple other brighter deep sky objects.All these objects can be seen in a light polluted city, so it was really worth it.Buy yourself a phone adapter and a tripod and you can take images of everything you see!

  6. First of all I don’t give a flying f about celestial bodies . I bought this for other purposes . If you have other purposes too other than watching moon , surely go for it , u won’t be disappointed . The only downside is that it’s damn heave so biy a tripod too .

  7. First of all this was my first professional binoculars after childhood toy binoculars….First impression was that I felt my money wasted because at that time I didn’t have a tripod. After the arrival of tripod, everything changed. Bit heavy for carrying around for a casual birdwatch. U have u set down entire setup. If u don’t have tripod, this is a waste….The tripod suggested with this photon i guess is crappy tripod. Don’t buy it. I bought vanguard pan and tilt tripod which can be used for both binoculars and DSLR.Easy user interface. Bag provided looks cheap. Tripod mount is sturdy. Still it wobbles in wind.Stargazing is still not as expected may be due to light pollution in delhi. Even viewing angle is uncomfortable with this. If u r serious in astronomy, better go for a telescope.Overall good binoculars for sitting down watching with a tripod.

  8. The binoculars arrived in good condition with undamaged packaging. All mentioned accessories were in the box. The quality of the optics is good and as expected at this price point. Please note that these are large sized binoculars and will require a tripod if used for extended period of time. The lense covers fit well. Image quality is good with no optical aberrations. Tripod adapter came in box. Overall quality is as expected. Please note that these are not zoom binoculars but have a fixed 15x magnification which is ideal for terrestrial viewing as well as for general astronomical use (in conjunction with a telescope). Operation is simple and can be used by beginners.

  9. If you are starting your astronomy journey, it’s good to start with the 15×70 binoculars (than a cheap under 15k telescope). Binocs are easier to use, more portable than a telescope and offers a range of objects to observe in the night sky.On a clear night (bortle class 8-9/ i.e most metro cities) you’ll be able to see1. A lotta stars (PS: try lying on a carpet and observing the night sky using your binocs.)2. Constellations3. Planets (and trace it’s movements)4. International Space Station and some other satellites5. Comets6. Nebulas & clustersWith a pair of binocs, get a good stargazing app – Night Sky/Stellarium (even Celestron has one) and get started on your cosmic journey!

  10. The media could not be loaded.  My first Binocular……excellent for terrestial viewing…..yet to use it properly for star gazing…….Tripod is a must……..one can also shoot pics using a mobile from the eyepiece of binos….I love it.

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