Celestron 71454 Echelon 20×70 Binoculars (Black)

December 3, 2015 - Comment

Not all binoculars are created equal, especially when they are expected to perform well in low light conditions. Observations during twilight and at night require larger optics to collect as much light as possible, but big lenses alone are not enough to ensure a superior viewing experience. It also takes quality glass and rugged construction

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Not all binoculars are created equal, especially when they are expected to perform well in low light conditions. Observations during twilight and at night require larger optics to collect as much light as possible, but big lenses alone are not enough to ensure a superior viewing experience. It also takes quality glass and rugged construction to keep your binoculars safe and working well for years to come. Celestron’s large-aperture Echelon series binoculars were designed for use in low light conditions. Whether you are long-range glassing across a field or valley, or gazing at the splendors of the Milky Way, a pair of Celestron Echelon binoculars will get the job done. With an exit pupil of 3.5 mm, these binoculars deliver an amazing amount of light allowing you to see the most detail possible. The Echelon 20×70 model offers the highest magnification in the Echelon Series. Choose this model for picking out small subjects at the longest distances, or for high-magnification viewing of celestial objects.

Product Features

  • Fully waterproof for protection against the elements and nitrogen-purged to prevent internal fogging,
  • Hand-assembled in the USA from high quality Japanese optics, using Celestron’s proprietary XLT coating technology for superior optical performance.
  • Includes a durable, waterproof hard case for protection.
  • Tripod adaptable for long observing sessions or when you want to share the view with others.

Comments

B. Murphy says:

Not an optics snob, but these are great binoculars! No matter if it’s fine target rifle optics, spotting scopes or astronomy gear I appreciate quality optics. I have lots of glass and some is better than others but these are certainly at the top of my collection given my initial impression of them. I received these two days ago and managed to get out last night to observe Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy. Despite the 13° F temperatures and the Gibbous Moon, these binoculars performed admirably. My other pair of hand held optics is a pair of Steiner 8X32 Military Marine binoculars. They showed a good view of the comet, but are no where near the quality. As an example, the Steiners show lots of blooming if I use them at night to look at any artificial light, like street lights or headlights. It’s incredibly distracting the way they handle stray light in the optical path. The Echelons however are substantially better than the Steiners in this regard. I don’t know if it’s the coatings, baffling or blackening of the edges of the prisms, but stray…

C. Lasley says:

Amazing High Quality Optics These binoculars are incredible. The image quality is absolutely fantastic, sharp and clear. I already own the Celestron Spymaster 20x80s but wanted something that was higher quality and capable of being used without a tripod (though they are heavy). I’m happy to say I found it with these Echelons. Compared to the bigger binoculars these produce a sharper image without any noticeable chromatic aberration. I’m a light sensitive person, so it may just may be me, but I find the light-gathering ability of these too great for midday terrestrial viewing. The optics also focus individually so birdwatchers might find them frustrating, but for those like me that are only looking at objects a quarter of a million miles away and beyond, they won’t disappoint.

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