Celestron Skymaster DX 8x56 Binoculars

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Model:  cel_skymstr_dx_8x56_72022
Part Number:  72022

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. SkyMaster models feature 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.

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FEATURES

  • 8x 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

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What's in the box

  • Skymaster DX Binoculars
  • Objective Lens Caps
  • Rainguard
  • Carry Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Instruction Manual

Specifications

Objective Lens Diameter (mm)56 mm
Magnification (x)8x
Angular Field of View5.8°
Exit Pupil (mm)7 mm
Eye Relief (mm)18 mm
Close Focus25 ft (7.6 m)
IPD Max72 mm
IPD Min58 mm
Optical CoatingsFully Multi-Coated
Weight (oz)38 oz (1077 g)
Prism Glass (Type)BaK-4
Twilight Factor21.16
Relative Brightness49
WaterproofYes
Tripod AdaptableYes

Downloads / Manuals

Celestron Skymaster DX Instruction Manual (PDF)

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Great for a quick scan of the sky. Really good views for such a light object.
Tuesday, 15 January 2019  | 

Something unprecedented happened on the day these binoculars were delivered. On a night all the weather forecasters had predicted as terrible for stargazing, the clouds cleared so immediately after taking these out of the box I got straight on it!

I bought these to replace a 10x50 set I had inherited which must be almost 30 years old. I have had enough of seeing double stars and took the plunge to buy these. I did lots of research on the internet and these seem to consistently come out on top as a middle weight standard set of binoculars.

I was not disappointed. The half-moon looked fantastic, being able to see craters and seas. The stars looked good, it was great to see them as pinpoint dots on a black background (it seems my old set had become very foggy as well as misaligned). Orionís sword was very clear, you could just about make out the nebula with averted vision but wouldnít expect much more in light polluted, moon lit sky through binoculars. Moving over to Andromeda, this was surprising good, at the best of times this is a smudge but it was very obviously there, hanging eerily in the sky.

The field of view is larger than my old pair which is good, I think for the purposes I want them for I donít need too much magnification, it makes things unsteady. Itís very light which, again, is perfect for my needs and not shaky.

I also bought an adapter so it could fit to a cheap tripod, I fitted this together using the screw hole in the binoculars and looked at a very steady moon.

Altogether I am very happy and recommend these to people who like nipping out on clear nights and having a quick gander around sky.

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Q1. How much do these binoculars weigh?

The Celestron Skymaster DX 8x56 binoculars weigh 1077g / 38oz.