Just purchased and impressed with magnification, which seems even greater than 15X. Can't wait till nice weather to sit in backyard and really try them out in the night sky. But you NEED A TRIPOD! Eyepiece protective cover doesn't fit, keeps falling off, objective lens covers OK. Neck strap too thin for weight of binocular, tripod adapter (plastic) too flimsy. But these are minor complaints considering optical quality and low price. (Posted on 2/3/12)
Celestron 15x70 binoculars give great views of the moon, craters and seas are clear and sharp across the terminator. I have seen the Orion Nebula, and The Pliades look pin sharp in the wide field of view. Jupiter is seen as a large bright disc, which, although I have seen no surface features, 4 moons have been clearly visible on a night with good seeing. These binoculars, together with a star chart, would make for a fantastic entry into astronomy. (Posted on 1/20/12)
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