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Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars

Item# CELE008
 
4.5

(13 Ratings)

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  • Waterproof and shockproof
  • Twist-up eyecups for comfortable viewing
  • BAK-4 prisms for maximum light transmission
  • Multi-coated optics provide sharp images
  • Great for long-distance views of action sports and wildlife
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What's Included?

Binoculars, Soft carrying case

Description

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.


  • 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 fog proof 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 know for easy focusing

Supplier Sku:
72022
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

35 oz.

Size

Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief

18mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

8x

Brand

Celestron

Objective Lens Diameter

56mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

303 ft.

Angular Field of View

5.8 Degrees

Exit Pupil

7mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

25 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

Yes

Binoculars Series

Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars

Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BaK-4

Eyecups

Twist-Up

Interpupillary Distance

58mm-72mm

International Shipping

Canada

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Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (12)
  • Strong construction (12)
  • Close focus (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Works well with glasses (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (7)
    • Bird watching (7)
    • Wildlife viewing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for quick viewing

    This product allows me to view the stars at any given moment. The wide field of view will show the moon and other planets when close to each other. I use a telescope but...Read complete review

    This product allows me to view the stars at any given moment. The wide field of view will show the moon and other planets when close to each other. I use a telescope but find the binoculars show the planets bright colors sparkling in the sky. It is clear which planet is Venus and which is Mars. I use my binoculars daily and love them. I live in AZ and have clear skies. They make a grand addition to my telescope. I am thrilled with my purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product but...

    This is a good product, but I also found the diopter focus very difficult to adjust. Likewise for me in the particular application of astronomy the binoculars remain shakey without a very good...Read complete review

    This is a good product, but I also found the diopter focus very difficult to adjust. Likewise for me in the particular application of astronomy the binoculars remain shakey without a very good tripod. I also found a used pair of 7x35 which are smaller and do almost as good a job in scanning the sky, for one fifth of the price! That pair is not waterproof nor can it be attached to a tripod!
    I would recommend these to a perfectionist for this application but for someone who simply wants to see a lot more stars and objects in the sky 7x35 is fine.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value for the money

    By Michael

    from RIO RANCHO,NM

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

        Fast delivery, excellent service. Exactly as described- could not ask for anything else!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a GREAT product, I recommend it

        By Jerry K

        from Middle River MD.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • I love it
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Boating
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

        I use this on my boat,never fogs and displays brightness that is so much better than my old 7/50 and it's waterproff.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Crisp and Clear Images

        By Chuck

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching

          Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

          You can always jugde the quality of an item by its price. This is a quality pair of binos and you can tell when you look through them. Clear crisp images of the stars and pretty much anything you want to look at. This is also a great price, if you can afford the few extra bucks go for it. You won't be dissapointed.

           
          5.0

          A good value.

          By Kim

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

              I use the product for astronomy. The no questions asked waranty is great because I want my grandchildren to use them too.

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Use if for bird watching on our lake

              By wolf

              from Owensville, IN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

              We use it to bird watch on our lake. The main gripe I have is that when I bought it with the tripod, I went to assemble them and there is no adapter for the binocular to mount onto the tripod[...] So, after I received the binocular and tripod and was ready to use them, I had to get online and purchase the adapter separate.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice pair of binoculars

              By Mike Krupp

              from Lansdale, PA.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

              I bought this pair of binoculars to use mainly for viewing the stars. It works pretty well for seeing birds as well. The only drawback is that it is a little bit on the heavy side, so consequently, the images in the nighttime sky have some shake. I have not tried using them with a tripod yet but that should substantially help this problem. Overall, a good purchase.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good product but...

              By Abduhla Ashad

              from Winnipeg, MB

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Difficult To Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

                This is a good product, but I also found the diopter focus very difficult to adjust. Likewise for me in the particular application of astronomy the binoculars remain shakey without a very good tripod. I also found a used pair of 7x35 which are smaller and do almost as good a job in scanning the sky, for one fifth of the price! That pair is not waterproof nor can it be attached to a tripod!
                I would recommend these to a perfectionist for this application but for someone who simply wants to see a lot more stars and objects in the sky 7x35 is fine.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice

                By zerowright

                from White Lake, MI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

                  I didnt think that these would make that big of a difference when viewing the sky, but boy was I wrong. They're great.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  As advertised - crystal clear

                  By JB

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Sharp Bright image
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

                  I am very satisfied with the construction and optics. It was lighter than I expected given the size of the objective lenses (56mm). Produces image brighter than with naked eye.

                  The only con is the focus wheel requires a bit more effort than I would have prefered. (I like the quick focus rocker, but thats just personal preference of mine.)

                  Overall it is an excellent pair of binos for handheld use.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Celestron surpassed my expectations

                  By Edita

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Landscape

                  Comments about Celestron SkyMaster 8x56mm Binoculars:

                  I bought Celestron SkyMaster 8x56 Binoculars for casual bird/events/sky watching. Once you take and hold it, you don't want to leave it, because you submerge in a constant wonder "How come, that my eyes are not able to see the things in THAT way?" Binoculars are very easy to carry (I am woman, so it matters), the grip is secure (not slippery at all) and fits my hands well. The weight of binoculars is distributed very well. The focus adjustment is easy when you follow the manufacturer's instructions, thereafter focusing is fluid, but not too loose. The image you get is crisp sharp clear, the colours are magnificent despite the rainy overcast day. I pointed it to the duck, and could see the water droplets shining on its neck! I was standing on the sea shore of Sandy Hook, NJ and could clearly observe the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, NY. Besides, I could see the cluster of butterflies roaming over the meadow way beyond the range of anyone's vision. Not to mention the feeling when you point the binoculars to the night sky! Although it's somewhat tedious to keep the image of stars steady without using a tripod, it is quite expected.

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                  Customer Q & A

                  Q1: Is the Celestron SkyMaster 8x56 tripod adaptable? If so, is an adapter included?

                  A: Yes. The SkyMaster is tripod adaptable. It does not come with a tripod adapter. You can find the correct adapter for that application by searching L adapter on our site.

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